Rainbow Ball Weekend provides fun, education for LGBTQ youth

May 22, 2019
Courtesy of: OUT Maine Youth arrive for the Rainbow Ball Weekend at Camp Wavus May 3.

Rockland — OUT Maine hosted the 12th Annual Rainbow Ball Weekend at Camp Wavus on Damariscotta Lake the first weekend in May, drawing 150 LGBTQ youth from around the state, and 50 supportive adults,

Youth arrived on Friday afternoon, May 3, and created a two-hour talent show.

Saturday saw a variety of optional workshops on sex education, healthy relationships, creative writing, artful expression, life after high school, transgender health and queer history/social justice work. The capstone was an LGBTQ safe prom Saturday night, with 300 gowns and jackets donated, a red carpet, and a volunteer professional photographer.

A number of local individuals and businesses provided support for the weekend.



Comments (2)
Posted by: Seth Thayer | May 24, 2019 07:13

This is awesome!  Thank you OUT Maine!


Posted by: Richard McKusic, Sr. | May 22, 2019 12:10

I wonder how many teens were there from our local faith congregations? .Yes, they are in my church and they are in yours; although that might be the last place they would let it be known. Being 75 pounds overweight I have nothing to say about anyone else. My gay brother was not always treated respectfully by me because I didn't understand. Thankful for OUT saving lives of our youth by giving HOPE, TOLERANCE and ENCOURAGEMENT in ways I still don't understand.

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