LGBTQ Resources

The following is a community resource guide for gay and gay-friendly shopping/dining establishments, youth organizations, LGBTQ community groups and organizations, publications and useful local websites. Also included in this list are state, regional and national resources on specific LGBTQ related issues or cultural topics.

LGBTQ Groups/Organizations

Equality Maine (EQME)
550 Forest Avenue, Suite 101
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 761-3732
Email: info@equalitymaine.org
Website: www.equalitymaine.org

Outright, Portland
PO Box 5077
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 828-6560 or (888) 567-7600
Email: outright@outright.org

Maine Civil Liberties Union (MCLU)
Shenna Bellows, Executive Director
401 Cumberland Ave., Suite 105
Portland, Maine 04101
Phone: (207) 774-5444
Fax: (207) 774-1103
Email: info@mclu.org
Website: www.mclu.org

Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
PO Box 8742
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 831-3015
Website: www.pflag.org

Dignity/Maine
PO Box 8113.
Portland, ME 04104.
Phone: (207) 646-2820
Email: rananis@maine.rr.com

DownEast Pride Alliance
Email: info@depabusiness.com
Website: www.depabusiness.com

Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD)
30 Winter Street, Suite 800
Boston, MA
Phone: (617) 426-1350
Email: gladlaw@glad.org
Website: www.glad.org

Southern Maine PRIDE
467 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
Phone:  (207) 650-8219, (207) 893-2550
Email:  info@southernmainepride.org
Website:  www.southernmainepride.org

Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Friends Alliance
11 Hills Beach Road-UNE
Biddeford, ME 04005
Phone: (207) 283-0171

Maine Bisexual People's Network
BiNNE (Bi Northern New England)
PO Box 10901
Portland, ME 04104-6901
Email: owner-binne@rulesthe.net or binne@rulesthe.net

Frannie Peabody Center
335 Valley Street
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 774-6877
Email: info@peabodycenter.org
Website: www.peabodycenter.org

Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network (GLSEN) of Southern Maine
PO Box 10334
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 775-0173
Email: glsen@gwi.net
Website: www.glsen.org/southernme

Rainbow Business & Professional Association
PO Box 11148
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 775-0077
Email: rbpa@rbpa.org
Website: www.rbpa.org

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Collection Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine, University of Southern Maine Libraries
Physical Address:
USM
Glickman Family Library
314 Forest Avenue, Room 321
Portland, ME 04101

Mailing Address: 
Maine Philanthropy Center
USM
Glickman Family Library
PO Box 9301
Portland, ME 04104-9301
Phone:  (207) 780-5039
Fax:  (207) 780-4649
Email:  mpc@mainephilanthropy.org

Professional Networking

Rainbow Business and Professional Association "Maine's Gay Chamber of Commerce"
PO Box 11148
Portland, ME 04104-7148
Phone/Fax: (207) 775-0077
Email:  info@rbpa.org
Website: www.rbpa.org

Faith and Religion

Religious Coalition Against Discrimination
122 Neal Street
Portland, ME 04102
Phone: (207) 774-5212 or (207) 775-5758

Religious Coalition Against Discrimination
27 Middle Street
Topsham, ME 04086
Phone: (207) 729-4643

Online resource list of gay-friendly churches and religious organizations in Maine sorted by city, denomination and then church name

Dignity USA
Resource for GLBT Catholics
PO Box 376
Medford, MA
Phone: (800) 877-8797
Email: info@dignityusa.org
Website: www.dignityusa.org

Shopping

Emerald City
611 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 774-8800
Email: tophatt@gwi.net
Website: www.emeraldcityportland.com

CS Boutique
424 Fore Street
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 871-0356
Email: info@qualitycondoms.com
Website: www.qualitycondoms.com

Drop Anchor
6 Shore Road
Ogunquit, ME
Phone: (207) 646-1615

Nomia Boutique
24 exchange Street
Suite 215 (2nd floor)
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 773-4774
Email: info@nomiaboutique.com
Website: www.nomiaboutique.com

Whit's End Life is Good
33 Shore Road
Ogunquit, ME
Phone: (207) 646-1454
Email: whitsend@maine.rr.com
Website: www.whitsendogt.com

Restaurants/Bars/Clubs

Blackstones
6 Pine Street
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 775-2885
Email: rcusack1@maine.rr.com
Website: www.blackstones.com

STYXX
3 Spring Street
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 828-0822
Email: styxxportland@gmail.com
Website: www.styxxportland.com

Grace
15 Chestnut Street
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 828-4422
Email: info@restaurantgrace.com
Website: www.restaurantgrace.com

The Pearl
444 Fore Street
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 210-6555
Email: pearloldport@gmail.com
Website: www.pearloldport.com

Bar Lola
100 Congress Street
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 775-5652
Email: info@barlola.net
Website: www.barlola.net

Caiola's Restaurant
58 Pine Street
Portland, ME
Phone: (207)772-1110
Website: www.caiolas.com

Flask Lounge
117 Spring Street
Portland, ME
Phone: (207)772-3122
Website: www.flasklounge.com

Maine Street
195 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME
Phone: (207) 646-5101
Email: normp@mainestreetogunquit.com
Website: www.mainestreetogunquit.com

The Front Porch
9 Shore Road
Ogunquit, ME
Phone: (207) 646-3876
Website: www.thefrontporch.net

Oxygen Cafe & Lounge
237 Main Street
Ogunquit, ME
Phone: (207) 646-4665
Email: ogygenbarogunquit@gmail.com
Website: www.oxygenbarogunquit.com

Cultural/Singing Groups

Maine Gay Men's Chorus
PO Box 10391
Portland, ME 04104-0391
Phone:   (207) 772-1384
Email:  Director@MaineGayMensChorus.com 
Website: www.mainegaymenschorus.com 

Women In Harmony, A Chorus of Women’s Voices
PO Box 5136 Station A
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 688-4737
Website: www.wihmaine.org

Health

Lesbian Health Project of Southern Maine
102 Webster Road
Freeport, ME 04032
Phone: (207) 865-0467
Email: nannic@javanet.com , taniajo@ime.net

Lesbian Health Project HC77
Box 162
Hancock, ME 04640
Phone: (207) 422-6545
Email: daphnec@prexar.com

Mabel Wadsworth Women's Health Center
362 Harlow Street
PO Box 918
Bangor, ME 04402
Phone: (207) 947-5337
Website:  http://mabelwadsworth.org

Maine Speakout Project Community Counseling Center
343 Forest Avenue
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 874-1030
Toll Free: (877) 841-4357
Fax: (207) 874-1044
Project Coordinator: Jen Hodsdon
Email: jhodsdon@commcc.org

National Association of Social Workers Sexual Minorities Committee
73 Deering Street
Portland, ME 04102
Phone: (207) 780-6068
Email: fbbrooks111@aol.com

Same Sex Marriage Equality Advocacy

Equality Maine (EQME)
550 Forest Avenue
Suite 101
Portland, ME
phone: (207) 761-3732
Email: info@equalitymaine.org
Website: www.equalitymaine.org

Maine Freedom to Marry
PO Box 8780
Portland, ME 04104
Phone: (207) 761-3732
Toll Free: (800) 55M-LGPA
Fax: (207) 761-3732
Email: info@mainefreedomtomarry.com
Website:  www.mainefreedomtomarry.com

Legal

Workplace Equity Project (Maine Civil Liberties Union)
401 Cumberland Avenue, Suite 105       
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 774-5444
Fax: (207) 774-1103
Email:  info@mclu.org
Website:  http://www.mclu.org

Maine LeGaL
PO Box 11150
Portland, ME 04104
Email: wsandstead@aol.com

Transgender

TransSupport
PO Box 4075
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 774-7029, (207) 642-6023
Email: godisblue@aol.com  
Website:  http://transsupport.tripod.com/ 

TransSupport Group
PO Box 424
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
Phone: (207) 934-0934

TransSupport Group
62 State Street #21
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 774-7029
Email: Godisblue@aol.com

Transcare
Marty M Hagglund RN, C,
Mental Health Nursing
Phone: (207) 582-8779
Website: www.transcare.com

Transgender Advocacy
758 College Road
Lewiston, ME 04240
PJ Mears, Director
Phone: (207) 783-4630
Email: pjmears@megalink.net

Publications

Go Saco//Go Ogunquit//Go Portland
Meadowbrook Plaza
647 US Route 1, Suite 303
York, ME
Phone: 207.871.0216 or 207.363.3558
Website: http://www.thegogroups.net/node/11

The Portland Phoenix
16 York Street, Suite 102
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 773-8905
Email: submit@phx.com
Website: www.thephoenix.com/portland

Boston Spirit Magazine
236 Huntington Avenue, Suite 218
Boston, MA
Phone: (781) 223-8538
Email: publisher@bostonspiritmagazine.com
Website: www.bostonspiritmagazine.com

Youth Resources

Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine (PRYSM)
343 Forest Avenue, Rear Entrance
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 874-1030
Email: info@commcc.org

Maine Youth Action Network
85 Grant Street
Portland, ME
phone: (207) 874-0060
Email: byvonne@propeople.org
Website: http://www.myan.org

Youth Resource, web-based information for LGBT youth of color, including Native American, African American, Latino(a), and Asian/Pacific Islander-American.    
 
Maine Safe Schools Coalition
54 Main Street
Farmington, ME 04938
Email: bjkpma@aol.com
Website: http://www.safeschoolscoalition.org  

Other Helpful Websites

www.gayogunquit.com
www.qrd.org/qrd/www/usa/maine/
www.rainbowlaw.org/html/directoryME.htm
www.amplifyyourvoice.org/youthresource
www.thetrevorproject.org

National “Culturally Specific” LGBT Organizations

National Black Lesbian and Gay Leadership Forum
1714 Franklin Street
Suite 100-140
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 302-0930

The Deaf Gay and Lesbian Center (DGLC)
DGLC was established in March 1992, by the Deaf Counseling, Advocacy, and Referral Agency (DCARA) and the United Way of San Francisco to serve the needs of the deaf and hard-of-hearing gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities.
The Deaf Queer Resource Center
Website: www.deafqueer.org

Youth Resource
Web-based information for LGBT youth of color, including Native American, African American, Latino(a), and Asian/Pacific Islander-American.
Website:  www.youthresource.com      
 
LLEGÓ
The National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Transgender Organization is a national nonprofit organization devoted to organize Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) communities on a local, regional, national and international level, addressing the need to overcome social, health and political barriers faced due to sexual orientation, gender identity and ethnic background.
PO Box 44483
Washington, DC 20026
Phone: (202) 544-0092
Fax: (202) 544-2228

Blackstripe
A web-based resource for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals of African descent.
Website: www.qrd.org/qrd/www/culture/black/index2.html

Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society (GLAS)
An international organization established in 1988 in the USA with worldwide chapters that serves as a networking organization for Gays and Lesbians of Arab descent or those living in Arab countries. The organization strives to promote positive images of Gays and Lesbians in Arab communities worldwide, in addition to combating negative portrayals of Arabs within the Gay and Lesbian community.   
Website: www.glas.org

* National “Culturally Specific” LGBT Resource list used with permission from the Office of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Multicultural Affairs Office.

LGBTQ Services