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New in the Phoenix: Is a sex change news?


In which I argue that the more sober treatments of Aiden Quinn's trans status were entirely appropri...
By Adam Reilly  |  May 21, 2009
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Queer eye for the Hawkeyes

This past Monday, as Iowa prepared to officially issue marriage licenses to gay applicants, both law-enforcement and state gay groups prepared for vocal, even violent opposition in America's heartland.
Gay marriage takes first steps in Iowa
By BEN FORNELL  |  May 01, 2009
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Courthouse marriage

While political analysts understandably regard elections and politicians as the key forces of social change, nongovernmental forces are the ones that most often actually influence and transform our culture.
The gay-rights movement took a chance on fighting for the right to wed. It's finally paying off.
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 24, 2009

C.J. Chivers's real journalism

Phillipe and Jorge were absolutely stunned by the astounding and chilling story on the front page of the April 20 Urinal
Plus, it's time for same-sex marriage, the PPL on the brink, and some unusual tomes
By PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  April 24, 2009
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Death by handgun

A couple of weeks ago, David S. Bernstein wrote about the growing "state sovereignty" movement backed by anti-government conspiracy theorists and gun-rights extremists, and touted on the syndicated radio show and Web site of deranged agitator Alex Jone
A public-health crisis; plus, gay marriage advances
By EDITORIAL  |  April 10, 2009
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Equal rites?

New England has made a pretty good case, in recent years, for America's capital of queer. 
Why has Rhode Island lagged behind the rest of New England on same-sex marriage legislation?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 10, 2009


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All in the timing

Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival springs eternal
Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival springs eternal
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2009

Hugh Jackman

We used to think this Aussie was gay because he's simply too handsome to be straight. And then we saw him sing, dance, and impregnate Barbara Walters on Oscar night, and we knew for sure. Not that there's anything wrong with that; but we're not really an
We used to think this Aussie was gay because he's simply too handsome to be straight. And then we saw him sing, dance, and impregnate Barbara Walters on Oscar night, and we knew for sure. Not that there's anything wrong with that; but we're not really anticipating the scene in the upcoming X-Men: Origins where Wolverine gets his nails done.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Ron Prentice

Hey, Mr. Proposition 8. Yeah, you - the guy who financially profited off of false values, homophobia, and general Californian idiocy. Go eat a cock sandwich already, would ya?
Hey, Mr. Proposition 8. Yeah, you - the guy who financially profited off of false values, homophobia, and general Californian idiocy. Go eat a cock sandwich already, would ya?
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

11. Rick Warren

As if having a religious invocation at a political event isn't intellectually offensive enough, Obama chose this sweaty goateed homophobic pig to summon Christ's light upon the new administration. But for anyone put off by this dickhead's odd calling to
As if having a religious invocation at a political event isn't intellectually offensive enough, Obama chose this sweaty goateed homophobic pig to summon Christ's light upon the new administration. But for anyone put off by this dickhead's odd calling to “Sasha” and “Malia,” just wait until pictures surface of him sniffing meth off some hairy hustler's throbbing crucifix.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009


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Same-sex marriage

From the podium at EqualityMaine's 25th anniversary dinner last Saturday night, former state senator Ethan Strimling posed a question to the 630 people in attendance: If gay marriage were allowed in Maine, how many of you would tie the knot?  
Fighting for a basic civil right without repeating other states' mistakes
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 25, 2009

Separate is not equal



By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 25, 2009

Devotion to unholy creed

Some of my readers have a warped view of my political bent.
Al Daimon insists he ain't a right-wing jerk. Really.
By AL DIAMON  |  March 11, 2009

Celebrating identity on Munjoy Hill

Wild costumes. Barbie dolls and hula hoops, burlesque, dancing, storytelling, acting, and film. All these things, and more, will be part of the Femme Show...
The Femme Show
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 2009

Letters to the Portland editor: March 6, 2009

It was refreshing to read an article ("Hope For Young Homebuyers," by Deirdre Fulton) that portrays what truly is happening with today's real-estate market.
Truth is — it is a great time to jump into real estate and purchase a home.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 04, 2009


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Howie's gay love-in!

Wait, lemme get this straight: Was that Howie Carr — who's known for accompanying on-air references to homosexuality with a crude audio approximation of gay sex — happily schmoozing with guest Randy Price this past week?
Carr plays nice with Randy Price. Plus, the Globe's tough new Kennedy bio defies expectations.
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 18, 2009
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A voice from on high

On his new album The Crying Light, Antony Hegarty lifts his voice without raising it.
The second coming of Antony and the Johnsons
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 18, 2009

Legislature will take up gay marriage this session

Maine lawmakers are certain to debate gay marriage in 2009, with competing marriage-related bills slated to be filed with the Legislature this week.
Equal rights
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 14, 2009

Black or blue

What if blue eyes were like black skin?
MLK EVENTS
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009
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The gays can not be stopped!

The national LGBT equality group Join the Impact hopes to galvanize sympathizers across the country to demonstrate in their home towns on Saturday, January 10, in protest of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
DOMA Demo
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 30, 2008


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The problem with liberals' dislike of Rick Warren

The need to be consistent in the defense of the rights of all in our country — even those whose views we may find abhorrent.
Uncivil Liberties
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  December 23, 2008

Gay marriage debate comes to Maine

Even as same-sex marriage supporters across the country reel from the Election Day approval of California's Proposition 8 — which changed that state's constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman — they are optimistic about bringing gay m
Civil rights
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 17, 2008
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Review: Milk

Van Sant's Milk of human kindness
Van Sant's gay of reckoning
By PETER KEOUGH  |  November 25, 2008
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A gay day off

A day without gays sounds like a Christian Right wet-dream come true, but it's actually the idea behind a 24-hour nationwide strike and economic boycott in support of gay marriage for all Americans.
Striking Out
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 25, 2008

Unchecked power and secrecy — not gays — are the church’s problem

Presenting more evidence that it just doesn't get it, the Vatican recently issued new so-called, "psychological screening guidelines" to weed out priest candidates with "psychopathic disorders," but only those related to sexual misconduct — specifically
Vatican Myopia
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  November 19, 2008


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Free pass on gay hatred?

Outside observers have been quick to criticize any signs of anti-Semitism connected to the new Roxbury mosque.
Turning a blind eye
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008
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California’s shame

The politics of division as practiced by lame-duck president George W. Bush at the connivance of his onetime Svengali Karl Rove are not dead.
Equal marriage rights suffers a setback, but there is hope. Plus, young voters.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 12, 2008
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Save Me

Mark (Chad Allen), a trashy young gay man into motel sex and coke, makes a sea change by agreeing to reside at a Christian halfway home, where the once-gay clientele are weaned away from homosexuality and into the arms of Jesus.
A decent, but not great, soap opera
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 05, 2008
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Closed case

And old high school friend of mine, a transsexual, is involved with a very nice guy who, I think, has no clue that Phyllis was once a man.
Ask Dr. Lovemonkey
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  October 29, 2008