Resources from GLAD

Know Your Rights, Maine LGBTQ+ Youth

Creating Safe and Affirming Schools for LGBTQ+ Maine Youth

Know Your Rights in the Juvenile Justice System

Existing Protections in Schools — Know Your Rights!

Juvenile Justice Resources

Legal Resources in Maine

GLAD Answers
Free & confidential legal information, assistance, and referrals
Monday – Friday 1:30 – 4:30 pm at 800-455-GLAD(4523)

ID Project
Free legal representation for transgender people seeking to update their legal name and gender on federal and state documents (in collaboration with Ropes & Gray LLP and MTPC)

Juvenile Justice Resource Organizations in Maine

Portland Outright

Maine InsideOut

Disability Rights Maine

LGBTQ Organizations in Maine

Equality Maine

GLSEN Downeast Maine
PO Box 373
Ellsworth, Maine 04605

GLSEN Southern Maine
PO Box 10334
Portland, Maine 04104

Maine TransNet
511 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

Out & Allied Youth Theatre

OUT Maine
63 Park Street
Rockland, ME 04841
Mailing Address: PO Box 1723, Rockland, ME 04841

Outright Lewiston-Auburn
134 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04243

PFLAG Houlton

PFLAG Portland

PFLAG Waterville

Portland Outright
56 North Street, Suite 100
Portland, ME 04101

Trans Youth Equality Foundation
PO Box 7441
Portland, ME 04112

Additional Maine Resources

American Civil Liberties Union of Maine

Consumers for Affordable Health Care

Maine Human Rights Commission

Health Equity Alliance
Bangor:     207-990-3626
Ellsworth:  207-667-3506
Machias:   207-255-5849
Augusta:    207-242-0709

Kids Legal

Shelters in Maine

Preble Street Joe Kreisler Teen Shelter
Licensed emergency overnight shelter for youth ages 12 through 20 from 8:00 pm – 8:00 am every day.
38 Preble Street
Portland, ME 04101

New Beginnings
Emergency shelter for up to twelve youth ages 12 through 19. Maximum length stay is three weeks. Additional services, including transitional living programs for youth ages 16 to 21, are also available.
134 College Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
207-795-4070 (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Shaw House
Emergency shelter for youth ages 10 to 20 open 7:00 pm – 8:00 am. Day Drop-Program open 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. Additional services, including a transitional living program for youth ages 16 to 20, are also available.
136 Union Street
Bangor, ME 04401
207-941-2874 or Toll Free: 1-866-561-SHAW (staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Other Resources

Gender Spectrum

GLSEN (National)

Immigration Equality
– Confidential form to ask a legal question:
– Legal resources
– For a legal emergency: 212-714-2904

PFLAG (National)

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Legal Help
– Legal Help Line: 212-337-8550, ext. 308

Trevor Project
– TrevorLifeline: 866-488-7386 (available 24/7 for young people in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk)
– TrevorChat: Online 7 days a week 3pm-10pm
– TrevorText: Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200 M-F 3pm-10pm

Transgender Law Center
Request legal information
– Legal assistance: 415-865-0176

Sample Reading Lists

Becoming Nicole by Amy Ellis Nutt
The inspiring true story of Nicole Maines, a transgender girl from Maine, and her family.

Ithaca College Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services Reading List

Gender Spectrum Books and Media

GLSEN Journals and Books