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
- 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
“The purpose of Mabel Wadsworth Women’s Health Center is to provide educational and clinical services in sexual and reproductive health care to women regardless of age, ability, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic resources.”
(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.”
Their website can link you to information about the meetings and events they host, other online resources, and general trans* related info.
The Trans Youth Equality Foundation
“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.”
Fenway Health in Boston, MA
“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 – New England FTM Resources
-site 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 and Downeast.
“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.”