We have arranged
the following web links into three categories: local, regional,
and national. Please note that Outright L/A serves a diverse array
of youth spanning vastly different experiences and that some of
links are geared towards sexual active young adults. We are not
responsible for the content on linked web pages and encourage
you to use the information you find critically. We believe these
web links can be great places to get information and resources,
but how you access and use this information is your responsibility!
OUTfront serves the entire Bates College community by sounding
out fundamental issues of sexuality and gender. As both a student-run
support group and a political
organization, we facilitate education and discussion of gender and sexuality
issues while working to change intolerant and discriminating attitudes. OUTfront
cooperates with other student organizations toward the greater goal of social
justice for all within, and beyond, the College.
Auburn UU Church - Welcoming Congregation
The First Universalist Church - Unitarian Universalist of Auburn.
Generous home of our youth Drop-In space and constant supporter
of Outright L/A's
SAPARS provides free and confidential Sexual
Assault Prevention and Response Services to prevent and eliminate
sexual violence and promotes healing and emplowerment for people
of all genders and ages affected by rape, sexual assault, sexual
exploitation, and sexual harrassement.
Trans Youth Equality Foundation
The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy
and support for transgender and gender non-conforming children
and youth and their families.
Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity @ USM
Education, Support, and Advocacy for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transgender, Intersex, Questioning, Queer, and Allied community
at the University of Southern
Maine Trans Net
Maine Transgender Network, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides
support and resources for the transgender community, families, and significant
others, and raises awareness about the varied forms of gender identity and expression
by providing training and consultation for mental health and social service professionals.
Youth Activism Gathering
An annual gathering for youth to come together, organize, & share
Meet people from aroundthe state; have a voice in our communities; share skills
and information toempower ourselves.
Maine Youth Action Network
The Maine Youth Action Network (MYAN) is a statewide Network
of support for youth and adults who are striving to effect
positive change. We strongly believe in
the power of youth and adult partnerships, and the capacity we all have to
change the world we live in.
EqualityMaine is Maine's oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender (LGBT) political advocacy organization. EQME
works to secure full equality
for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the state through
political action, education, and collaboration.
Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual
and transgender persons, their families and friends through:
support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten
an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and
to secure equal civil rights.
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project operates the only nationwide, around-the-clock
crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender and questioning youth
Day of Silence
The National Day of Silence brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling,
bullying and harassment in schools.
Sex, Etc. is an award-winning national magazine and Web site
on sexual health that is written by teens, for teens. It often
includes featuers on queer and trans youth and is available at
Outright L/A's Drop-In!
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving
full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals,
transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation,
education and public policy work.
Gay and Lesbian
Advocates & Defenders
Since 1978, GLAD has been pursuing equal justice under law throughout
New England, with enormous success. GLAD's legal victories have
changed the landscape of the law regarding sexual orientation,
HIV status, and gender identity and expression.
The Gay & Lesbian
Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
GLAAD is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and
inclusive representation of people and events in the media as
a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on
gender identity and sexual orientation.
Bisexual Resource Center
A national resource for Bisexuals and their families, friends