Last updated on: 05/02/2013
Maine Transgender Network, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization that provides support and resources for the
transgender community, families, and significant others, and raises
awareness about the varied forms of gender identity and expression by
providing training and consultation for mental health and social
MaineTransNet must raise $10,000 each year just to pay
for our office, electricity, and get internet
service hooked up for the year. This does NOT include other
expenses like office supplies, travel expenses, programing expenses, telephone service, or
general operating expenses.
We have increased our funding goal in order to incorporate
more programming into our work.
Please consider donating
to help support our important work.
Events & Updates:
- It's that time of year!! Southern Maine Pride is just
around the corner. Once again, we have been graciously sponsored
to have a walking group entry in the Pride Parade, and we will be
tabling at the festival. The parade and festival are on Saturday,
June 15th. Parade strats promtly at noon, and we will begin
lining up at 11:00 am. Let's make this our greatest showing ever
and come out in HUGE numbers and bring some visibility to our
community! There is also a Facebook event page where you can join so we can get a head count.
- HELP WANTED: MTN is seeking volunteers for the coming year.
We are currently accepting applications for volunteers for a variety of
positions within the organization. We have a job to fit every
schedule, and we would love to drum up more involvement! If you
are interested in volunteering, click here for our electronic volunteer application.
Click the link, and open as a Microsoft Word document. Simply
open the word document, complete application, save to your desk
top. Then email it to us as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org You can also print the application, complete it and snail-mail it to us at P.O. Box 1034, Westbrook, ME 04098
- "The participants in this video risk friends and family to become the
gender they always thought they were. This film was produced for the
Juice 3.0 film festival in Camden (the theme of the Festival was
Celebrating Risk.) The video won the first place award." - Geoffrey Leighton of Leighton Images
- DONATING and ORDERING CLARIFICATION:
- If you want to just make a donation, and DO NOT want a shwag
item in exchange, just click on any of the PayPal links on our
site. You will be redirected to the Paypal website. Once
there, just enter the amount you want to donate in the "Item price"
box, and then log into Paypal or click the "Don't have an account" link
and you will be directed to the appropriate location to finish the
- If you DO want a Shwag item in exchange for your donation, click any link to our "Shopping"
page, and you will be redirected to our shopping page.
- If you want to make a purchase from Amazon.com, just click on any of the Amazon ads, links, or book titles on our site. You will be redirected to Amazon.com where you can then search for and purchase anything from Amazon.com. When you enter Amazon.com from our site and make a purchase, MaineTransNet earns a 4% commission on the transaction.
SHWAG: MaineTransNet branded promotional items
available in exchange for donations!
the "SHOPPING" page for details on how
you can get your MaineTransNet Shwag!
Nutrition for Cognition:
Gender is a funny thing. It is something so
personal and unique to each one of us, and yet from the moment we are
old enough to turn on the TV, we are bombarded from all angles about
how "real men" or "real women" are supposed to look, dress, behave,
think, or feel, what activities we are supposed to enjoy, and what
roles we should fulfill in our families and communities. We think it's
time to move beyond these oppressive and outdated stereotypes.
you define your gender identity? Why?
What does it
mean to you to be female/male?
wake up tomorrow and you are the "opposite" sex:
What will be different?
What things will you miss?
What will some advantages be?
How will society treat you differently or
make different assumptions about you?
The Evolution of this Website:
Our goal is to make this THE info website for
transgender issues specific to Maine and contain a multitude of useful
information for all people interested in trans-related topics. We are
looking for website authors who would like to contribute, especially to
the "writing" and "trans info" sections, though help on any section
will be valued. More people involved with this project means that we
can provide more information and represent a wider variety of
perspectives. Anyone with ideas about gender is welcome to
contribute--you don't have to be trans or know a single thing about
Email us with your ideas or
if you want to be involved!
(c)Maine Transgender Network, Inc., 2011