Gay Guide

Maine
Pink Star Rating

6

Capital

Augusta

Other Main Cities/Resorts

Portland, Lewiston, Bangor

Gay Age of Consent

16

Lesbian Age of Consent

16

Straight Age of Consent

16

Legal Notes

Maine repealed their anti-sodomy laws in 1976. However there is no anti-discrimination law in Maine and nor are there any specific hate laws.

Population

1.27 million

Climate

The best time to visit the eastern USA is during the summer months from May to September though if you find heat a problem visit in May or September. In summer, sea fog can be a problem around the coasts, and there can be excessive heat and humidity in the cities. Average daily temperatures can reach 28 °c . In the Autumn, average daily maximum temperatures fall rapidly during this period, ranging from 24 °c in September, to 12 °c in November. The winter months are cold and the snowfall accumulation reaches its maximum in February. The Eastern seaboard is capable of receiving some exceptional snowfalls at this time of year. Daily average maximum temperatures only reach about 4 - 6 °C. The transition from winter to summer happens quickly from mid-April onwards, and May is normally a warm sunny month. Daily average monthly temperatures range from 9 °C in March, to 21 °C in May.

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