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 the web 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!

Local Links

Maine Teen Health
The goal of maineteenhealth.org is to improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults in Maine by providing comprehensive, accurate, and non-judgmental reproductive and sexual health information and resources. This website is for educational purposes and should not be considered personal medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis.

OUTfront
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 programs.

Regional Links

GLSEN - Southern Maine
Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network of Southern Maine.

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.

Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine (PRYSM)
Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine (PRYSM) provides safe and supportive community for youth 22 and under who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and their allies (LGBTQA). We also provide outreach, phone & email support; community education, leadership development, safer-sex/HIV prevention education, connections to community resources, and events like our annual Prom.

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.

Coastal Women's Connection
Coastal Women's Connection (CWC) is a social group designed to provide fun and supportive activities for lesbians in Central and Coastal Maine.

Out on MDI
OUT on MDI is a casual social group that ebbs and flows with the seasons and currently meets at a roving meeting spot for our monthly potluck. Our purpose is to provide a safe and caring space for people such as ourselves to meet and relate to one another.

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 ideas. 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.

GayinMaine Blog
A blog about gay life in maine including politics, social events, news and more.

Equality Maine
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.

Deserve to Know Maine (D2K)
D2K was created for guys who have sex with guys. Some guys call themselves gay and some do not. The info on this site is geared for guys no matter what you call yourselves. We only want you to know good and true information so that you can stay healthy and keep those you care about safe!

 

National Links

Parents and Friends of Gays and Lesbians (PFLGA)
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
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
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 and lovers.

 

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