The University of Maine affirms and supports its gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, alumni, faculty, and staff. LGBT Services, a collaborative program within the Division of Student Affairs, is a resource for LGBT students and their allies at UMaine. The staff advises and advocates for students, as well as provides the greater campus community with educational opportunities that raise awareness about LGBT issues and concerns. Offerings include classroom presentations, programs, workshops, trainings, a speakers bureau, printed publications and a resource web site.
Contact the LGBT Services Coordinator: Chelsea Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 207-570-8659 FMI.
If you want someone to talk to on campus, please contact: www.umaine.edu/counseling
UMaine Counseling Center and Peer Education Program at 207-581-1392
Touchstone Project – Suicide Prevention & Education – http://umaine.edu/touchstone/
Crisis- Nights/Weekends (UMaine Police) 207-581-4040
Peer Education, Memorial Union 207-581-1397
Rainbow Resource Center
Located on the second floor of the Memorial Union, Rm 224. The Rainbow Resource Center (RRC) features a lending library with a collection of LGBT-related resource books and films available to students, faculty and staff during the academic year. The Center also includes a cozy space for students to read, hold group meetings or relax between classes.
Safe Zone Project
The Safe Zone Project provides LGBT people and their straight allies with a visible means of indicating support for the LGBT community. A Rainbow Resource Spot sticker indicates a “safe space” for people to be themselves. When placed on office doors, residence hall doors and other public spaces, these stickers contribute to the creation and maintenance of a safer campus for all people.
Wilde Stein Alliance
The second oldest LGBT and allied student organization in the nation, Wilde Stein Alliance offers students the opportunity to socialize, develop a support network and educate others. Weekly meetings are open to all students and community members. The group also sponsors UMaine’s annual Coming Out Week in October and Pride Week in April.
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Council
The Council advises senior administrators about the concerns and needs of UMaine’s LGBT community. The Council develops and promotes educational programming and awareness for the campus community, advocates for the inclusion of relevant material and approaches in the academic curriculum and provides a forum for discussing the needs of the LGBT community. Members are representatives from all segments of UMaine community – undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, professional and classified staff.
The Trevor Project at 866 4U TREVOR. It’s a 24-hour, national help line for gay and questioning teens. You can learn more about The Trevor Project at their website: thetrevorproject.org.
Angels and Doves is a nationwide anti-bullying non profit organization.
Their website is AngelsandDoves.com
The National Center for Bullying Prevention is helping to promote awareness
and teach effective ways to respond to bullying. You can learn more about
them at their website: Pacer.org/bullying
The Matthew Shepard Foundation runs Matthew’s Place, an online community and resource center for LGBTQ youth. The website is matthewsplace.com
GLSEN is also a great organization that is working to eradicate bullying and
bias in schools. Their website is: glsen.org
STOMP Out Bullying is focused on reducing bullying and cyberbullying. Find out more on their website: stompoutbullying.org