Safe Schools in Maine

Creating Safer Schools

EqualityMaine advocates for rules and education policies that affect LGBTQ+ youth. We’re committed to making schools safer by working with administators, teachers, parents, and students in every way we can. We share research, data, policy updates, and other important information with school faculty statewide, organize annual Safe Schools conferences, and offer consultation services and professional development opportunities on supporting LGBTQ+ students. We work with school faculty on how to address anti-LGBTQ+ bullying and how they can create an inclusive school environment for their transgender students. EqualityMaine is a proud partner of youth organizations across the state, including GLSEN of Southern Maine (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network). 

EqualityMaine was unable to host our annual Safe Schools conference due to COVID-19. Please check back often, as we will provide updates on upcoming digital events that address school safety for LGBTQ+ students, parents, and educators.

Direct Engagement

Direct youth engagement takes place between EqualityMaine’s staff and board, community members, partnering organizations, and young people. We provide young people with opportunities to volunteer with political causes, participate in community events, and attend our New Leaders Project. EqualityMaine helps LGBTQ+ youth across the state build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service, leadership, and advocacy.

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