LGBTQ+ Organizations

in Maine 

OUT Maine focuses exclusively on making Maine communities welcoming and affirming for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) youth.
We support, educate, and empower queer youth in partnership with their allies and families.
OUT Maine offers year-round virtual and in-person programming for youth age 9-22.  

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OUT Maine’s four-tiered approach includes developing safe and welcoming schools, building welcoming and inclusive youth communities, educating and supporting parents and families, and creating safety nets in communities through training and education for professionals.”

OUT Maine offers year-round virtual and in-person programming for youth age 11-22.

Join anytime!

OUT Maine also provides training for adults, consultation to school administrators and Gay Straight Trans Alliance advisors, and a parent support group.

EqualityMaine is the oldest and largest statewide organization dedicated to creating a fair and just society for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Mainers.

EqualityMaine is committed to education and outreach programs that extend and build support for the LGBTQ community in meaningful and sustainable ways. 

Advocacy. As we look ahead, we know it’s not enough to just resist. And it’s not enough to just survive these challenging times. We need to keep doing the work that creates real change to improve the everyday lives of each and every person in our community.

Our community is our strength! EqualityMaine works to keep our community strong by offering a wide array of signature events throughout the state that give you the opportunity to connect with others, engage in our work, and know our staff and board.

Portland Outright supports under-served members of the LGBTQ+ youth community through weekly member meetings, ongoing mentorship, social events, and trainings, as well as intentional support to youth navigating systems - such as the juvenile justice system, foster care, homelessness and mental health services.

Portland Outright is a community of people who are invested in each other, building deep connections, sharing both our struggle and joy, while fighting for each other's dignity and survival.

Outright Lewiston/Auburn creates safe and affirming environments for youth ages 12-21 who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or questioning.

Over the years, young people in Outright L/A have also participated in many activities beyond its boundaries: through events like queer conferences and, for many years, an annual Maine summer youth summit that Outright L/A contributed to organizing; through speaking engagements at schools and for other organizations; through workshops, GSAs, political actions, Pride activities, and more.


Now in the 12th year, Outright L/A continues to strive to bring social-justice principles and practices to Outright and from Outright out into the world.

Downeast Rainbow Alliance

Advocacy, Education & Support for the LGBTQ+ Community in Washington County, Maine. 

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GLSEN is a national education organization working to ensure safe and inclusive schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

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