LGBTQ

Rights and Resources for LGBTQ Youth and their Parents, Families, and Allies
LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) foster care youth face serious risks and challenges. Just like other young people, they need acceptance, understanding, support, and resources.  It is also important for foster parents, families, and allies to have the resources needed to support LGBTQ youth in foster care.

The information below provides local and national support and resources for LGBTQ youth and those who care about them.

Local Support:

  • Out! as I Want to Be offers LGBTQ weekly drop-in meetings on Wednesdays and Fridays in Rockland.
  • Outright L/A located in Lewiston, offers a weekly drop-in space for LGBTQ youth under the age of twenty two.
  • MaineTransNet offers trans, ally, and questioning youth a voice in Portland and Bangor.
  • Youth Guardian Services is a youth resource and offers support services to LGBTQ youth on the Internet.

Resources:

Hotlines:

GLBT National Help Center: 1-888-843-4564 (Hotline)
1-800-246-7743 (Youth talkline)
GLBT online peer support

Trevor Helpline Crisis Intervention for LGBT Youth: 1-866-488-7386

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