LGBTQ Resources in Maine
Open Door Transgender Health Care at Maine Family Planning
Augusta, ME (and Lewiston, ME)
- Hormonal transition therapy & monitoring for trans people 18 years old & over (only in Lewiston and Waterville locations)
- Onsite self-injection lessons & supplies for hormone injections
- Referrals to specialty providers & community resources, including mental, behavioral, & medical providers
- Annual exams, preventive care, birth control & safer sex supplies, and STD testing & treatment for patients of any gender
“Mabel Wadsworth Center is committed to providing medically accurate, client-centered, compassionate health care and education to folks with diverse expressions of gender and sexuality. We respect and understand that sexuality and gender identity are expressed and experienced by each individual uniquely, and individuals across the broad spectrum may have unique health care needs that require experienced and supportive healthcare providers. Mabel Wadsworth Center offers a safe and affirming environment.”
- Abortion Care
- Annual Wellness Exams
- Birth Control
- Cancer Screenings
- Infertility Consultation
- Intrauterine Insemination
- LGBTQ Healthcare
- Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy
- Men’s Health
- Menopause Consultation
- Mental Health Counseling
- Pregnancy Testing and Options
- Prenatal Care
- Sexually Transmitted Infections Testing and Treatment
- Vaginal Infection Testing and Treatment
(Offices in Bangor and Portland)
“Maine Transgender Network, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about gender identity and raising awareness of the varied forms of gender expression. We provide resources to the trans community of Maine, as well as consultation, education, and trainings to social service/mental health professionals and interested others.”
Bangor Support Groups:
Trans and Allies Support Group
When: 1st Sunday of every month at 5pm
Where: Email firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting location
This is a place for trans people and their allies to learn about each other’s challenges and triumphs, and receive support. Please note that this meeting is exclusive to trans people and those whom they choose to bring with them. It is not an open forum to learn more about gender diversity.
Trans Only Support Group
When: 1st Monday of every month, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Email email@example.com for meeting location
Our monthly meeting in Bangor is a peer-to-peer support group for trans identified and questioning people. We welcome everyone, at all phases of gender transition, to come to these meetings. For the comfort and safety of those who attend this group, we ask that it be a trans only space (inclusive of non-binary and gender non-conforming identities).
“The Trans Youth Equality Foundation provides education, advocacy and support for transgender and non-conforming children and youth and their families. Our mission is to share information about the unique needs of this community, partnering with families, educators and service providers to help foster a healthy, caring, and safe environment for all transgender children.”
“The Trans Health Program at Fenway helps to ensure access to high-quality, informed care for trans women, trans men, genderqueer, gender nonconforming, non-binary individuals, affirmed men and women, people with trans histories, and anyone with health needs unique to their diverse gender expressions and identities.”
Compass is a web resource that contains an extensive list of general transgender resources in New England, plus medical and legal resources.
“If you are a transgender person in Maine, you are protected from discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act in housing, credit, employment, education and public accommodations. EqualityMaine is proud to have led the coalition that finally upheld this law in the 2005 election after more than twenty years of work. Although there have been challenges to this law, the Legislature has upheld it twice, after extensive lobbying to protect it by EqualityMaine, transgender organizations, and allied organizations. You can also legally change your gender on your driver’s license through a form that is available at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.”
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network is a national organization focused on encouraging and helping solidify LGBT inclusivity in all areas of education and schools. GLSEN has chapters all over the country, including Southern Maine.
“GLAAD’s staff, which has included transgender people for over 15 years, is committed to working with the media to fairly and accurately tell the stories of transgender lives. GLAAD works with national news outlets, TV networks, film studios and Spanish-language media to include real stories about transgender people. GLAAD also works closely with transgender people and transgender advocacy groups to raise awareness about transgender issues. GLAAD provides free media trainings to empower transgender people to share their stories.”
The Health Equity Alliance (HEAL) is a non-profit agency providing direct service and advocating on behalf of Maine’s LGBTQ+ community, people living with HIV/AIDS, and people who use drugs. HEAL’s LGBTQ+ services team provides direct services and advocates for queer folks across Maine. We offer HIV, STI and Hepatitis C prevention, comprehensive, sex-positive sexual health education and safer sex supplies like condoms and lube in 14 of 16 counties. Our organizers offer free, confidential testing services to under-served populations like gay and bi men, trans folks, people who use drugs, and people who have been incarcerated. We provide trainings across the state for providers and community members seeking to educate themselves about health disparities affecting the LGBTQ+ Community.