The holiday season in America is a time when people are warmed by feelings and thoughts of family and belonging. But not all families are created equal and not all families are like the pictures of happy people that we often see. For LGBTQ people especially, the holiday season can actually make a person feel more lonely. Many LGBTQ youth are homeless because their families … Continue reading It’s the Holiday Season. Help Fellow LGBTQ Friends Feel Like Family.
Just as technology and social media have provided platforms to bring about change, so too has it been a tool for white supremacists and Neo-Nazis to find like-minded people, communicate, and organize. For instance, Christopher Cantwell, one of the lead organizers for the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, organized the event by creating a Facebook event. They have used other popular platforms such as YouTube … Continue reading Neo-Nazi video game lets white supremacists kill LGBTQ and Obama to ‘save’ Trump
Maine’s LGBTQ community can rest assured that they are well-represented in Maine’s new government. This past week, three LGBTQ people were elevated to top positions in both the new administration and State House leadership. Continue reading Representation matters. In Maine’s new government, LGBTQ are well-represented.
With the new Democratic government, LGBTQ Mainers can rest assured that all the hard-won progress will be protected and that LGBTQ equality, particularly when it comes to Trans rights, will have strong allies in Augusta. Continue reading What Maine’s new Democratic government means for LGBTQ equality.
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
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.
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