Jill Barkley

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Getting men involved in anti-violence campaigns

Male locker rooms are not known as the most female-friendly, aggression-free zones, nor are healthy, safe relationships the first thing we associate with college athletic culture.
Team players
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 29, 2011

Who’s running for mayor? (Yes, already!)

Here's an early holiday gift from us to you: A new election to start thinking about! (You can thank us later.)
Hats in the Ring Dept.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 03, 2010

Maine Democrats try to put the past behind them

State Democrats may be down (in numbers) but they're not out (of ideas).
Losing team
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 19, 2010

Blue city in a red state

Maine changed last Tuesday. By a slim margin, citizens voted to send Tea Party-backed Paul LePage to the Blaine House next year.
Election wrap-up
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 12, 2010

Seeking the State House

Candidates for the Maine Legislature aren't always brief in their answers. Read expanded responses at Phoenix-endorsed candidates have asterisks next to their names.
Comparing candidates for the Maine Legislature
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 29, 2010

Setting the stage for November

It's been more than a week since the June 8 primary election, which saw Republican PAUL LEPAGE (Waterville mayor and Marden's exec) beat a large field of better-financed competitors, and LIBBY MITCHELL (state senate president) pull out ahead of the D
Post-primary musings
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2010


Take this to the polls

Our endorsements for the June 8 elections

Preparing for June 8

Stuckey vs. Vincent, Capron vs. Sharif, and Barkley vs. Dini
Candidate breakdown for districts 114. 116, and 119
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 28, 2010

Looking through Portland’s creative kaleidoscope

The annual League of Young Voters ReEmergence event will, organizers hope, be revitalized in 2010 by a relevant, popular focus — Southern Maine’s creative economy — and a wide spread of involved parties who range from visual artists to local arts associa
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 23, 2010

We heart these people

We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
Meet Portland's most influential
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 12, 2010

Portland’s wishes for 2010

Ah, these fresh moments of the new year, when our hopes and resolutions are unsullied by the rough ravages of time, politics, and the Maine winter.
New Year’s resolutions
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 01, 2010

wedding list

Marrying into history

 remember the day Vermont legalized Civil Unions for same-sex couples. I was in college at the time and I remember thinking out loud that I could move there and get "Civil Union-ed" someday. It didn't sound the same as my previous dreams of getting "Mar
One woman's wait — and drive — for equality
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 07, 2009
ho hos list

Ho-Hos and air guitars

The fact is, most couples argue in the early stages of wedding planning. My partner, Diane, and I are no exception to this rule. Currently, our biggest argument surrounding plans for our wedding is whether or not she can slide into the ballroom during
Planning a same-sex wedding
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 07, 2009

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

On Friday, bigotry won’t be tolerated

When members of Maine’s GLBT community — specifically, lesbians and those who love them — take to the streets on Friday, June 20, it’ll be with pride, plus a little defiance.
Dyke March
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2008

A cornucopia of celebrations

This Friday and Saturday nights, there are competing Pride events scheduled.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 13, 2007

Multiple fronts

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. With that in mind, here is some other DV-related news from around Maine.
  Other domestic-violence-related news from around Maine
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 01, 1900

Stopping abuse

It’s not dramatic, and it’s nothing like Law and Order: SVU .
 Is the justice system working for Maine’s domestic-violence victims?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 01, 1900