Music spilled out onto the street and more than 40 young people attended OUT Maine’s September youth launch party at the new Rockland office, 63 Park St.

OUT thanks to Random Ideas, Yard Sail, Natalie on Synthesizer and Dick Richter for a wonderful evening — and all its supporters for making safe spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning and allied youth a priority for their resources.

OUT Maine now hosts a weekly after-school activity program Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. for LGBTQ and allied youth age 12 to 17 at the new offices. A monthly meeting for youth age 17 to 22 takes place the last Wednesday of each month from 5 to 7 p.m.; check for updates on activities.

OUT Maine supports, educates and empowers LGBTQ youth and their families throughout rural Maine. OUT Maine provides community safe spaces; changes school climate through education and the building of gay/straight/trans alliances (school clubs); builds a strong provider safety net by training health and mental health providers, school staff, clergy and other youth service organizations; and supports parents and families of these at-risk youth to reduce homelessness. For more information or to support by making a tax-deductible donation, visit the website.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or