Community Conversations

Please click on one of the dates to join us for a series of Community Conversations: 

Sunday, Dec 6 - Augusta
Monday, Dec 7 - Ogunquit 
Tuesday, Dec 8 - Ellsworth
Thursday, Dec 10 - Bangor
Tuesday, Dec 15 - Lewiston*
Wed, Dec 16 - Portland**

* Note: The Lewiston / Auburn Community Coversation was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Dec 10 but due to the massive snowstorm it has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 15. 

**Note: The Portland Community Conversation was previously scheduled for Tuesday, Dec 15 but is being rescheduled to accommodate for the Downeast Pride Alliance event the same night.  

Youth Issues

In 2001 EqualityMaine secured an historic $500,000 funding increase for civil rights teams to address anti-LGBT violence and harassment in Maine schools.

The Civil Rights Team Project (CRTP), administered by the Attorney General's office, is a school-based preventative program to stop hate crimes, harassment and other forms of prejudice in Maine schools. Each civil rights team includes faculty advisors, students and a community advisor who serves as a liasion between the school and the community at large. These teams discuss peer education, civil rights and intervention strategies; they also participate in trainings, conferences and other events designed to raise awareness of bias and harassment - and to stop bullying and hate crimes. To date, more than 200 Maine schools have launched civil rights teams.

Read more about the Civil Rights Team Project here.

See also: Scholarship information

EqualityMaine at 25

This year, EqualityMaine celebrated 25 years of progress for Maine's LGBT community. Check out our 25th anniversary celebration video.

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