Traveling Rainbow

Book us to visit your school, organization or event for free!

“My favorite thing about The Traveling Rainbow is being able to be myself and not be afraid. Most definitely.”

Teen from our Discord Server

The Traveling Rainbow is a project that brings the community center to the people! Equipped with resources, a lending library, identity affirming items and staffed by some pretty awesome facilitators we are doing something special. It is something that is needed, to bring the support to the people, where they are, in the places they are already going.

“DRA helps ensure that LGBTQ2IA+ youth know that they are valued and wanted – especially important in rural places.”

-Kara McCrimmon, Cobscook Experiential Program

This project is led by our young adults who are seeking safe spaces to be their authentic selves in the Passamaquoddy/Downeast Community.

The Traveling Rainbow Project is a coalition of organizations working together to support LGBTQ+ & Allied Youth in our community.

Cobscook Institute, Community Caring Collaborative, Eastport ArtWalk, Hardy G*rls, HEAL, Healthy Acadia, LAMPS, Maine Seacoast Mission, MaineTransNet, Next Step, OutMaine, Tides Institute & Wabanaki Public Health all work together to say this is important work, and The Downeast Rainbow Alliance oversees the project.

Our goals include:

  • Providing schools, organizations & events with affirming community space & resources.
  • Promoting Allyship in our greater communities
  • Provide virtual and IRL community spaces.
  • Remaining free & accessible to all.

We have also found that allies need support too! We are out here, showing up and being a reliable space for curious allies to be their powerful selves. All of our voices together are what make the difference to queer youth & elders alike.

We support life thriving by creating space for individual’s authentic selves. The Traveling Rainbow is improving cultural competency for queer people in our community.

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We give thanks to MaineTransNet for all the ways they support us.

This project is funded by Maine Community Foundation’s Equity Fund, Healthy Acadia’s Partnerships for Success microgrant program, Maine Youth Action Network’s Innovation Grant & community sponsors.