Portland has a small but active LGBT+ community, while Ogunquit is a gay mecca, especially in the summer. Other places that have a reputation for being more LGBT-friendly include Bangor (which hosts a large Pride festival in late June), Augusta, Bar Harbor, Brunswick and Rockland.


Advocate (www.advocate.com) Gay-oriented news website reporting on business, politics, arts, entertainment and travel.

LGBT National Help Center (www.glnh.org) Counseling, information and referrals.

National LGBTQ Task Force (www.thetaskforce.org) National activist group's website covering news, politics and current issues.

Out Traveler (www.outtraveler.com) Gay-oriented travel articles.

Purple Roofs (www.purpleroofs.com) Lists gay-owned and gay-friendly B&Bs and hotels.