Modern Mainer: This Week’s Fashion Picks

Follow the Modern Mainer Instagram for more. View this post on Instagram Keepin it simple today. 🖤 – — – T-shirt: @oldnavy Denim: @hm @hm_man Watch: @bagleywatchco Sunglasses: @jcrewmens @jcrew Wallet: @rogueindustries Sneakers: @asos A post shared by Matthew Warner (@modernmainer) on Sep 2, 2018 at 8:15am PDT View this post on Instagram Complimentary contrasts. 👌🏼 – — – T-shirt: @americaneagle Shorts: @forever21 @forever21men Watch: … Continue reading Modern Mainer: This Week’s Fashion Picks

Visiting Portland, Maine? A Local’s Top Restaurants To Nom Nom Nom.

If variety is the spice of life, then Portland, Maine, is sizzling hot. This summer, Portland, Maine, was named Bon Appetit’s 2018 Restaurant City of the Year. And the reaction has been swift among foodies and tourists as I’ve conversed with uber and lyft riders who decided to fly or drive here on a whim. And while the author of the Bon Appetit article is … Continue reading Visiting Portland, Maine? A Local’s Top Restaurants To Nom Nom Nom.

LePage wants SCOTUS to allow discrimination against LGBTQ workers

Maine’s Governor Paul LePage has signed onto a Supreme Court case challenging a lower court’s decision against a Michigan funeral home that fired a transgender worker. At issue in the case is whether Title VII protections, which prohibits employment discrimination based on sex, extends to transgender workers. LePage cuts corners to join case. Governor LePage has signed onto the amicus brief in support of the … Continue reading LePage wants SCOTUS to allow discrimination against LGBTQ workers

46% of LGBTQ workers say they’re closeted at work, HRC study finds

A new study finds that 46% of LGBTQ workers say they are closeted at work, compared to 50% in a 2008 study by the Human Rights Campaign. While this follows the trend toward equality and acceptance, some still consider this number as still too high. Some even suggest that the number may increase given the current political climate and work cultures under the Trump Administration. … Continue reading 46% of LGBTQ workers say they’re closeted at work, HRC study finds

Queer safe spaces are disappearing, leaving queer and trans people with few options

Recently, I found myself passing through on Spring Street in Portland, Maine, past the old location of the Styxx Nightclub. In place of the once iconic grungy brick wall and steel railing, there’s now a patio and a fancy European restaurant in its place. This brought back memories of the 18+ nights Styxx used to host when I was a 19-year old “baby gay” (having … Continue reading Queer safe spaces are disappearing, leaving queer and trans people with few options

Inqueery: “One Discrimi-Nation Under God?”

Subscribe and rate on iTunes Join us as we discuss Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement about the creation of a religious liberty task force. Special guests include Cindy Maddox, a minister in Maine, and Brandan Robertson, an author, pastor, and activist working at the intersections of spirituality and social renewal. You can find more information on Brandan at www.brandanrobertson.com. Intro and outro music by Podington Bear. About … Continue reading Inqueery: “One Discrimi-Nation Under God?”

Inqueery: “Putting the ‘con’ in conversion therapy.”

Conversion therapy is harmful and causes real emotional harm, especially in our youth. In this episode, we reach out to professionals and State Rep Ryan Fecteau to talk about Governor Paul LePage’s veto of his bill to ban conversion therapy. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts or self-harm, please call the Trevor Project hotline at 866.488.7386 or text and chat at thetrevorproject.org/help. Intro and outro music … Continue reading Inqueery: “Putting the ‘con’ in conversion therapy.”