Local Resources

Bay Windows (http://www.baywindows.com/)
New England's largest GLBT newspaper
Brunswick First Parish Church
Mary Baard, associate Pastor (MBaard@firstparish.net)
Join openly-gay Anglican priest David Bellville in weekly Sunday Congregation of Worship in Brunswick, ME.
binne (http://binne.rulesthe.net/)
Mission: binne is a mailing list intended for Bi people in Northern New England.
EqualityMaine (www.equalitymaine.org)
EqualityMaine is Maine's oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political advocacy organization. We work to secure full equality for LGBT people in the state through political action, education and collaboration. We envision a Maine in which LGBT people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of Maine people, and in all areas of the law.
 
Frannie Peabody Center (http://www.peabodycenter.org/)
Mission: Committed to compassionate care for the community infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Maine.
GayinMaine (http://www.gayinmaine.com/)
An online meeting place and chatroom for the queer community in Maine.
Gay Maine (http://www.gaymaine.com/)
The Lesbian and Gay directory for gay-owned and gay-friendly places in Maine, USA.
GLSEN Southern Maine (http://www.glsen.org/southernme.com)
Mission: The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Program of Maine (http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/ddc/hiv_std/index.shtml)
Mission: To stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis and HIV, to reduce illness and death, and to promote the health and well-being of people with, or at risk for these diseases.
Maine AIDS Alliance (MAA) (http://www.maineaidsalliance.org/)
Mission: To advocate for, support, educate, and inform its members and people affected by and/or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
Maine GayNet (http://www.mainegaynet.com/)
The Maine GayNet is a meeting place, a place to share information and ideas, a place to chat and stay in touch. We're a community of queer-friendly people, made neighbors electronically.
Maine Speakout Project (http://www.mainespeakout.org/)
Mission: To create a society that is inclusive and respectful of people of differing sexual and gender orientations by providing opportunities for non-divisive dialogue.
Maine State HIV/AIDS Resources (http://www.projinf.org/org/Regionrsrc/ME.html)
A directory of HIV/AIDS resources in the state of Maine.
State AIDS Hotline: 1-800-851-AIDS (207-774-6877)
Maine TransSupport (http://members.tripod.com/transsupport/)
Mission: An educational, non-sexual peer support group for Crossdressers, Transsexuals, their families, friends and significant others.
Merrymeeting AIDS Support Services (http://www.merrymeetingaids.org/)
Mission: To impact the underlying beliefs, attitudes, values, prejudices and events that allow HIV infection to spread, thus decreasing the prevalence of HIV in our community, by providing education and direct support services and by advocating social change.
 
Northern Lights Metropolitan Community Church (http://www.northernlightsmcc.org)
Northern Lights MCC is a Metropolitan Community Church and is affiliated with the Centers for Progressive Christianity. Our mission is to provide a place for GLBT of faith, their family and friends to worship as we celebrate our spirituality and sexuality in the company of a loving G-d and community. Northern Lights is a congregation who's foundation was built by and for the GLBTQA Community
 
Out on MDI (http://www.geocities.com/oomdi/index.htm)
Mission: We have come together, LGBTQ people, out of a need to eliminate the isolation we experience in rural, Downeast Maine. Our purpose is to provide a safe and caring space for people such as ourselves to meet and related to one another.
Outright (http://outright.org/)
Mission: To create safe, positive, and affirming environments for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and questioning people ages 22 and under throughout New England.
Parents Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) (http://www.pflag.org/)
Mission: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of GLBT 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.
PFLAG Brunswick
72 Woodside Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-6390
shodgdon@blazenetme.net

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Local Colleges

Bates College
OUTfront
Colby College (http://www.colby.edu/bridge/)
The Bridge
Tufts University (http://ase.tufts.edu/lgbt/)
LGBT Center
University of Maine (http://www.wrc.umaine.edu/resources/glbt.htm)
Rainbow Resource Center
University of Southern Maine (http://library.usm.maine.edu/specialcollections/glarchives.html)
Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine

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National/International Resources

Advocate (http://www.advocate.com/)
The award winning GLBT News Site.
Amnesty International OUTfront (http://www.amnestyusa.org/outfront/index.do)
Mission: OUTfront seeks to promote human rights stands at the international and local level, educate people and increase public awareness, and mobilize people in the US and around the world to take action on specific cases of human rights abuses against LGBT people.
Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) (http://www.asexuality.org/home/index.php)
AVEN has two distinct goals: creating public acceptance and discussion of asexuality and facilitating the growth of an asexual community.
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) (http://www.colage.org/)
Mission: To engage, connect, and empower people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender parents and families.
Commercial Closet Association (http://www.commercialcloset.org/)
Mission: To educate and influence the world of advertising to understand, respect and include lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender references in advertising to achieve a more accepting society while achieving successful business results.
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) (http://www.glad.org/)
Mission: GLAD is New England's leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression, by providing litigation, advocacy and educational work in all areas of GLBT civil rights and the rights of people living with HIV.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) (http://www.glaad.org/)
Mission: 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.
GayHealth (http://www.gayhealth.com/)
The first health and wellness site dedicated to LGBT men and women.
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) (http://www.glma.org/)
Mission: GLMA works to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and health care professionals, by using medical expertise in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research.
Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (http://www.glsen.org/)
Mission: GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
GLBTQ Encyclopedia (http://www.glbtq.com/)
A comprehensive encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, & queer culture.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) (http://www.hrc.org/)
Mission: By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all... through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs.
International Gay and Lesbian Association (http://www.ilga.org/)
Mission: ILGA's aim is to work for the equality of LGBT people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination... through the world-wide cooperation and mutual support of members.
Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) (http://www.isna.org/)
Mission: ISNA is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
Lambda Legal (http://www.lambdalegal.org/)
Mission: 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.
Log Cabin Republicans (http://www.logcabin.org/)
Mission: To work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians.
National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education (http://www.lgbtcampus.org/)
Mission: To critically transform higher education environments so that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni/ae have equity in every respect.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (The Task Force) (http://www.thetaskforce.org/)
Mission: The Task Force was the first national LGBT civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality.
outProud (http://www.outproud.org/)
Mission: OutProud, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth, serves the needs of these young men and women by providing advocacy, information, resources and support.
Parents Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) (http://www.pflag.org/)
Mission: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of GLBT 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.
PFLAG Brunswick
72 Woodside Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-6390
shodgdon@blazenetme.net
Queer Resources Directory (http://www.qrd.org/)
An online directory of links and information pertaining to the LGBTQ community.

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Coming Out Resources

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) (http://www.colage.org/)
Mission: To engage, connect, and empower people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender parents and families.
Coming Out to Parents (http://www.outproud.org/brochure_coming_out.html)
Purpose: To inform gay and lesbian young adults about the process most parents go through when their child's homosexual orientation is disclosed.
For Parents of Gay Children (http://www.outproud.org/brochure_for_parents.html)
Purpose: To guide parents of homosexual young adults through the acceptance process.
Human Rights Campaign's Resource Guide to Coming Out (http://www.hrc.org/comingout)
A comprehensive website devoted to all issues involved in coming out.
I Think I Might Be a Lesbian... Now What Do I Do? (http://www.outproud.org/brochure_think_lesbian.html)
Information written by lesbian youth for lesbian youth and young women questioning their sexuality.
I Think I Might Be Gay.. Now What Do I Do? (http://www.outproud.org/brochure_think_gay.html)
Information for gay youth and young men questioning their sexuality.
Parents Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) (http://www.pflag.org/)
Mission: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of GLBT 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.
PFLAG Brunswick
72 Woodside Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-6390
shodgdon@blazenetme.net

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Religious Resources

Brunswick First Parish Church
Mary Baard, associate Pastor (MBaard@firstparish.net)
Join openly-gay Anglican priest David Bellville in weekly Sunday Congregation of Worship in Brunswick, ME.
Gaychurch.org (http://www.gaychurch.org/)
A website dedicated to ministering to the queer Christian community.
Gayjews.org (http://members.tripod.com/~djs28/)
A website committed to providing information for queer Jews.
Gays for God (http://www.rslevinson.com/gaylesissues/gfg/blgfg.htm)
A directory of queer-friendly faith communities of all denominations.
Queer Jihad (http://www.well.com/user/queerjhd/)
A website dedicated to helping queer Muslims.

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Bisexuality Resources

Bi.org (http://www.bi.org/)
Mission: Bi.org's goal is to serve the worldwide bisexual community by providing a free Internet portal for bisexual individuals, groups and non-profit organizations.
BiNet USA (http://www.binetusa.org/)
Mission: As an umbrella organization and voice for bisexual people, BiNet USA will facilitate the development of a cohesive network of bisexual communities, promote bisexual visibility, and collect and distribute education information regarding bisexuality.
binne (http://binne.rulesthe.net/)
Mission: binne is a mailing list intended for Bi people in Northern New England.
Bisexual Resource Center (http://www.biresource.org/)
Mission: The BRC is an international organization providing education about and support for bisexual and progressive issues.

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Transgender Resources

Gender Education & Advocacy (GEA) (http://www.gender.org/)
Mission: GEA is committed to the civil rights, health and well-being of all members of our diverse community. Accordingly, we dedicate ourselves to providing an array of information services, educational materials, advocacy training and technical assistance of the highest quality.
GenderTalk (http://www.gendertalk.com/)
Mission: GenderTalk is the leading worldwide weekly radio program that talks about transgenderism in the first person. Each week we present news, information, and exciting new voices that challenge our traditional view of gender and more.
Maine TransSupport (http://members.tripod.com/transsupport/)
Mission: An educational, non-sexual peer support group for Crossdressers, Transsexuals, their families, friends and significant others.
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) (http://www.nctequality.org/)
Mission: NCTE is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.
transProud (http://www.transproud.com/)
Mission: TransProud is OutProud's home on the web for transgender youth, and includes resources, support, referrals and more.

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HIV/AIDS Resources

AIDSinfo (http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/)
A service of the US Department of Health and Human Services, offering information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.
Frannie Peabody Center (http://www.peabodycenter.org/)
Mission: Committed to compassionate care for the community infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Maine.
HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Program of Maine (http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/ddc/hiv_std_vh.htm)
Mission: To stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis and HIV, to reduce illness and death, and to promote the health and well-being of people with, or at risk for these diseases.
Maine AIDS Alliance (MAA) (http://www.maineaids.qpg.com/)
Mission: MAA is a consortium of community based AIDS service organizations that promotes cooperation, community building and resource sharing among thirteen member organizations serving communities throughout Maine.
Maine State HIV/AIDS Resources (http://www.projinf.org/org/Regionrsrc/ME.html)
A directory of HIV/AIDS resources in the state of Maine.
State AIDS Hotline: 1-800-851-AIDS (207-774-6877)
Merrymeeting AIDS Support Services (http://www.merrymeetingaids.org/)
Mission: To impact the underlying beliefs, attitudes, values, prejudices and events that allow HIV infection to spread, thus decreasing the prevalence of HIV in our community, by providing education and direct support services and by advocating social change.
New England AIDS Education Training Center (NEAETC) (http://www.neaetc.org/)
Mission: To increase the number of health care providers effectively trained to counsel, diagnose, treat and manage care of individuals with HIV infection and to assist in the prevention of high risk behavior which may lead to infection.

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Local Resources

Bay Windows (http://www.baywindows.com/)
New England's largest GLBT newspaper
Brunswick First Parish Church
Mary Baard, associate Pastor (MBaard@firstparish.net)
Join openly-gay Anglican priest David Bellville in weekly Sunday Congregation of Worship in Brunswick, ME.
binne (http://binne.rulesthe.net/)
Mission: binne is a mailing list intended for Bi people in Northern New England.
EqualityMaine (http://www.mlgpa.org/)
Mission: EqualityMaine acts in support of people of diverse orientation and gender identity through education, legislation and collaboration in Maine. We envision a Maine in which all people of diverse oreientation and gender identity live in a state where they are safe with their families, welcomed in their community and secure in the workplace, because they have full equality.
Frannie Peabody Center (http://www.peabodycenter.org/)
Mission: Committed to compassionate care for the community infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Maine.
GayinMaine (http://www.gayinmaine.com/)
An online meeting place and chatroom for the queer community in Maine.
Gay Maine (http://www.gaymaine.com/)
The Lesbian and Gay directory for gay-owned and gay-friendly places in Maine, USA.
HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Program of Maine (http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/ddc/hiv_std_vh.htm)
Mission: To stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis and HIV, to reduce illness and death, and to promote the health and well-being of people with, or at risk for these diseases.
Maine AIDS Alliance (MAA) (http://www.maineaidsalliance.org/)
Mission: To advocate for, support, educate, and inform its members and people affected by and/or at risk of HIV/AIDS.
Maine GayNet (http://www.mainegaynet.com/)
The Maine GayNet is a meeting place, a place to share information and ideas, a place to chat and stay in touch. We're a community of queer-friendly people, made neighbors electronically.
Maine Speakout Project (http://www.mainespeakout.org/)
Mission: To create a society that is inclusive and respectful of people of differing sexual and gender orientations by providing opportunities for non-divisive dialogue.
Maine State HIV/AIDS Resources (http://www.projinf.org/org/Regionrsrc/ME.html)
A directory of HIV/AIDS resources in the state of Maine.
State AIDS Hotline: 1-800-851-AIDS (207-774-6877)
Maine TransSupport (http://members.tripod.com/transsupport/)
Mission: An educational, non-sexual peer support group for Crossdressers, Transsexuals, their families, friends and significant others.
Merrymeeting AIDS Support Services (http://www.merrymeetingaids.org/)
Mission: To impact the underlying beliefs, attitudes, values, prejudices and events that allow HIV infection to spread, thus decreasing the prevalence of HIV in our community, by providing education and direct support services and by advocating social change.
 
Northern Lights Metropolitan Community Church (http://www.northernlightsmcc.org)
Northern Lights MCC is a Metropolitan Community Church and is affiliated with the Centers for Progressive Christianity. Our mission is to provide a place for GLBT of faith, their family and friends to worship as we celebrate our spirituality and sexuality in the company of a loving G-d and community. Northern Lights is a congregation who's foundation was built by and for the GLBTQA Community
 
Out on MDI (http://www.geocities.com/oomdi/index.htm)
Mission: We have come together, LGBTQ people, out of a need to eliminate the isolation we experience in rural, Downeast Maine. Our purpose is to provide a safe and caring space for people such as ourselves to meet and related to one another.
Outright (http://outright.org/)
Mission: To create safe, positive, and affirming environments for young gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and questioning people ages 22 and under throughout New England.
Parents Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) (http://www.pflag.org/)
Mission: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of GLBT 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.
PFLAG Brunswick
72 Woodside Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-6390
shodgdon@blazenetme.net

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Local Colleges

Bates College
OUTfront
Colby College (http://www.colby.edu/bridge/)
The Bridge
Tufts University (http://ase.tufts.edu/lgbt/)
LGBT Center
University of Maine (http://www.wrc.umaine.edu/resources/glbt.htm)
Rainbow Resource Center
University of Southern Maine (http://library.usm.maine.edu/specialcollections/glarchives.html)
Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine

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National/International Resources

Advocate (http://www.advocate.com/)
The award winning GLBT News Site.
Amnesty International OUTfront (http://www.amnestyusa.org/outfront/index.do)
Mission: OUTfront seeks to promote human rights stands at the international and local level, educate people and increase public awareness, and mobilize people in the US and around the world to take action on specific cases of human rights abuses against LGBT people.
Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) (http://www.asexuality.org/home/index.php)
AVEN has two distinct goals: creating public acceptance and discussion of asexuality and facilitating the growth of an asexual community.
Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) (http://www.colage.org/)
Mission: To engage, connect, and empower people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender parents and families.
Commercial Closet Association (http://www.commercialcloset.org/)
Mission: To educate and influence the world of advertising to understand, respect and include lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender references in advertising to achieve a more accepting society while achieving successful business results.
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) (http://www.glad.org/)
Mission: GLAD is New England's leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and gender identity and expression, by providing litigation, advocacy and educational work in all areas of GLBT civil rights and the rights of people living with HIV.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) (http://www.glaad.org/)
Mission: 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.
GayHealth (http://www.gayhealth.com/)
The first health and wellness site dedicated to LGBT men and women.
Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) (http://www.glma.org/)
Mission: GLMA works to ensure equality in health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and health care professionals, by using medical expertise in professional education, public policy work, patient education and referrals, and the promotion of research.
Gay Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) (http://www.glsen.org/)
Mission: GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.
GLBTQ Encyclopedia (http://www.glbtq.com/)
A comprehensive encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, & queer culture.
Human Rights Campaign (HRC) (http://www.hrc.org/)
Mission: By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all... through innovative advocacy, education and outreach programs.
International Gay and Lesbian Association (http://www.ilga.org/)
Mission: ILGA's aim is to work for the equality of LGBT people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination... through the world-wide cooperation and mutual support of members.
Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) (http://www.isna.org/)
Mission: ISNA is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female.
Lambda Legal (http://www.lambdalegal.org/)
Mission: 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.
Log Cabin Republicans (http://www.logcabin.org/)
Mission: To work within the Republican Party to advocate equal rights for all Americans, including gays and lesbians.
National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education (http://www.lgbtcampus.org/)
Mission: To critically transform higher education environments so that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty, administrators, staff, and alumni/ae have equity in every respect.
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (The Task Force) (http://www.thetaskforce.org/)
Mission: The Task Force was the first national LGBT civil rights and advocacy organization and remains the movement's leading voice for freedom, justice, and equality.
outProud (http://www.outproud.org/)
Mission: OutProud, The National Coalition for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Youth, serves the needs of these young men and women by providing advocacy, information, resources and support.
Parents Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) (http://www.pflag.org/)
Mission: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of GLBT 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.
PFLAG Brunswick
72 Woodside Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-6390
shodgdon@blazenetme.net
Queer Resources Directory (http://www.qrd.org/)
An online directory of links and information pertaining to the LGBTQ community.

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Coming Out Resources

Children of Lesbians and Gays Everywhere (COLAGE) (http://www.colage.org/)
Mission: To engage, connect, and empower people to make the world a better place for children of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender parents and families.
Coming Out to Parents (http://www.outproud.org/brochure_coming_out.html)
Purpose: To inform gay and lesbian young adults about the process most parents go through when their child's homosexual orientation is disclosed.
For Parents of Gay Children (http://www.outproud.org/brochure_for_parents.html)
Purpose: To guide parents of homosexual young adults through the acceptance process.
Human Rights Campaign's Resource Guide to Coming Out (http://www.hrc.org/comingout)
A comprehensive website devoted to all issues involved in coming out.
I Think I Might Be a Lesbian... Now What Do I Do? (http://www.outproud.org/brochure_think_lesbian.html)
Information written by lesbian youth for lesbian youth and young women questioning their sexuality.
I Think I Might Be Gay.. Now What Do I Do? (http://www.outproud.org/brochure_think_gay.html)
Information for gay youth and young men questioning their sexuality.
Parents Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) (http://www.pflag.org/)
Mission: PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of GLBT 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.
PFLAG Brunswick
72 Woodside Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-6390
shodgdon@blazenetme.net

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Religious Resources

Brunswick First Parish Church
Mary Baard, associate Pastor (MBaard@firstparish.net)
Join openly-gay Anglican priest David Bellville in weekly Sunday Congregation of Worship in Brunswick, ME.
Gaychurch.org (http://www.gaychurch.org/)
A website dedicated to ministering to the queer Christian community.
Gayjews.org (http://members.tripod.com/~djs28/)
A website committed to providing information for queer Jews.
Gays for God (http://www.rslevinson.com/gaylesissues/gfg/blgfg.htm)
A directory of queer-friendly faith communities of all denominations.
Queer Jihad (http://www.well.com/user/queerjhd/)
A website dedicated to helping queer Muslims.

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Bisexuality Resources

Bi.org (http://www.bi.org/)
Mission: Bi.org's goal is to serve the worldwide bisexual community by providing a free Internet portal for bisexual individuals, groups and non-profit organizations.
BiNet USA (http://www.binetusa.org/)
Mission: As an umbrella organization and voice for bisexual people, BiNet USA will facilitate the development of a cohesive network of bisexual communities, promote bisexual visibility, and collect and distribute education information regarding bisexuality.
binne (http://binne.rulesthe.net/)
Mission: binne is a mailing list intended for Bi people in Northern New England.
Bisexual Resource Center (http://www.biresource.org/)
Mission: The BRC is an international organization providing education about and support for bisexual and progressive issues.

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Transgender Resources

Gender Education & Advocacy (GEA) (http://www.gender.org/)
Mission: GEA is committed to the civil rights, health and well-being of all members of our diverse community. Accordingly, we dedicate ourselves to providing an array of information services, educational materials, advocacy training and technical assistance of the highest quality.
GenderTalk (http://www.gendertalk.com/)
Mission: GenderTalk is the leading worldwide weekly radio program that talks about transgenderism in the first person. Each week we present news, information, and exciting new voices that challenge our traditional view of gender and more.
Maine TransSupport (http://members.tripod.com/transsupport/)
Mission: An educational, non-sexual peer support group for Crossdressers, Transsexuals, their families, friends and significant others.
National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) (http://www.nctequality.org/)
Mission: NCTE is a national social justice organization devoted to ending discrimination and violence against transgender people through education and advocacy on national issues of importance to transgender people.
transProud (http://www.transproud.com/)
Mission: TransProud is OutProud's home on the web for transgender youth, and includes resources, support, referrals and more.

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HIV/AIDS Resources

AIDSinfo (http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/)
A service of the US Department of Health and Human Services, offering information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention, and research.
Frannie Peabody Center (http://www.peabodycenter.org/)
Mission: Committed to compassionate care for the community infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Maine.
HIV, STD and Viral Hepatitis Program of Maine (http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/boh/ddc/hiv_std_vh.htm)
Mission: To stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, viral hepatitis and HIV, to reduce illness and death, and to promote the health and well-being of people with, or at risk for these diseases.
Maine AIDS Alliance (MAA) (http://www.maineaids.qpg.com/)
Mission: MAA is a consortium of community based AIDS service organizations that promotes cooperation, community building and resource sharing among thirteen member organizations serving communities throughout Maine.
Maine State HIV/AIDS Resources (http://www.projinf.org/org/Regionrsrc/ME.html)
A directory of HIV/AIDS resources in the state of Maine.
State AIDS Hotline: 1-800-851-AIDS (207-774-6877)
Merrymeeting AIDS Support Services (http://www.merrymeetingaids.org/)
Mission: To impact the underlying beliefs, attitudes, values, prejudices and events that allow HIV infection to spread, thus decreasing the prevalence of HIV in our community, by providing education and direct support services and by advocating social change.
New England AIDS Education Training Center (NEAETC) (http://www.neaetc.org/)
Mission: To increase the number of health care providers effectively trained to counsel, diagnose, treat and manage care of individuals with HIV infection and to assist in the prevention of high risk behavior which may lead to infection.

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