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Romney And The Gay-Tolerant GOP

There weren't a whole lot of big-money institutional Republican types disappointed by Sarah Palin's announcement that she will not seek the Presidency in 2012. But...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 06, 2011

Talkin' 'bout a revolution

As Vo Dilunduhs with the slightest sense of our state's history know, we have just finished Gaspee Days, a celebration of what was one of the first (and most dramatic) blows for freedom in the years leading up to the Revolution.
Parading in Pawtuxet; a matter of Pride; perlow heats ’em up again
By RUDY CHEEKS  |  June 17, 2011
It Gets Better - Portland, ME

It Gets Better - Portland, ME

We were inspired by the It Gets Better Project and the Make It Better Project to record our own videos of Mainers offering encouraging messages...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  October 26, 2010
Purple day, or, It Gets Better local edition

Purple day, or, It Gets Better local edition

These triangles, and a lot of purple sweaters, are all over Portland (and the US) today.  I've been working over the last few days to...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  October 20, 2010

Judge orders worldwide halt to Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Congress couldn't seal the deal at the end of last month, so a federal judge did today what Washington politicos couldn't: placed an injunction on...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  October 12, 2010

This is so important

By Deirdre Fulton  |  September 23, 2010

Portland: One of America's Gayest Cities

Chris Gray, who has eyes like a hawk and an Internet bookmark list like an erudite fox, alerted me to this: Portland, Maine, is on...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  July 20, 2010

"Bathroom Baker," Meet "Bathroom Bill"

It used to be, when media reports referred to transgender equality legislation as the "bathroom bill," I could rant about the journalistic irresponsibility. And we all...
By David S. Bernstein  |  July 14, 2010

Federal judge says DOMA violates the constitution

GLAD is tweeting that Judge Joseph Tauro ruled today that the Defense of Marriage Act -- which defines marriage as between one man and one...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  July 08, 2010

Not shocking: Jill Barkley will run for office

Domestic-violence and GLBT-equality activist/organizer Jill Barkley is running for Maine representative; she'll offiically announce her candidacy at the North Star on Sunday (and yes, PPH...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  February 10, 2010

Pride to be proud of

This year's Portland Pride festivities, which start in a matter of hours at the UU Church at 425 Con...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  June 19, 2009

Marriage passes Maine House

Here are press releases from EqualityMaine and Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders:  EqualityMaine Applauds House Passage of Marriage Equality Bill AUGUSTA - The momentum...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  May 05, 2009

Gay Pride Events 2008

I was remiss, when I wrote this week about today's Dyke March and after-party, in not mentioning all...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  June 20, 2008

CCL Realizes No One Likes Them!

It was with a smirk, and a bit of schadenfreude, that we read this email from Mike Hein today:"Dear ...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  June 19, 2008