Who We Are

EqualityMaine is the oldest and largest statewide organization dedicated to creating a fair and just society for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Mainers. 

Mission and VisionPride Portland 2016
Our mission is to protect and advance full equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer Mainers by creating an inclusive and intersectional movement through political action, community building, education, engagement and collaboration. 

We envision the day when all LGBTQ+ Mainers and their families are empowered and have full equality in the hearts and minds of Maine people.

Our Guiding Values

Maine’s LGBTQ+ community is vibrant and diverse; our members are older folks, immigrants, youth, parents, transgender and gender non-conforming, residents of rural townships and cities, students, and are from all economic levels. EqualityMaine strives to represent the needs and interests of our whole community. All voices are important to achieving our mission.

Changing the hearts and minds of Maine people and providing valuable learning opportunities on LGBTQ+ issues are two of our major strengths. We believe in the power of education to support and advance our community.

Working in coalition and with the participation of other progressive organizations is key to our success. We believe in the central role of collaboration as an organizing tool, as well as a guiding principle for all of our programs. Through collaboration, we seek to grow the skills, capacity and power of our partners and our organization so that our work leaves behind a broader, stronger movement.

EqualityMaine recognizes the importance of harnessing our community’s political power to achieve greater and more comprehensive protections for all members of our community. We will continue to strive for the empowerment of our community members, as well as policies that protect and secure our community.

Our Structure

EqualityMaine has three organizational branches - EqualityMaine Foundation, EqualityMaine, and EqualityMaine PAC

EqualityMaine Foundation is an IRS 501(c)(3) organization that utilizes advocacy, education, and mobilization programs to achieve its mission.

EqualityMaine is an IRS 501(c)(4) organization that utilizes electoral, advocacy, and mobilization programs to achieve its mission. 

EqualityMaine Political Action Committee (PACsupports the campaigns of candidates who advocate for full equality for all LGBTQ+ Mainers. EqualityMaine PAC also supports ballot initiatives that promote the fair treatment of all LGBTQ+ Mainers and fights misguided efforts that could delay our progress toward true equality.


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