Representation matters. In Maine’s new government, LGBTQ are well-represented.

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.

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

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.”

Maine authorities warn of hungry bears emerging from hibernation

AUGUSTA – With a long, weird winter coming to a close, officials are warning of hungry bears emerging from a longer than expected hibernation. And, no, we don’t mean gay bears. Actual bears. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is warning homeowners to avoid leaving food in their yards due to beary hungry bears emerging from hibernation after a late start to spring. … Continue reading Maine authorities warn of hungry bears emerging from hibernation

Portland, ME among top 10 cities with highest rate of same-sex married couples

A new report from the Tax Policy Center places Portland, Maine, in the top ten of cities with the highest rate of same-sex married couples. According to 2015 tax data, 1,111 same-sex couples filed jointly in Portland, Maine’s Commuting Zone (geographic units that reflect the local economy where people live and work). Nationally, the number of same-sex married couples jumped to 250,450 in 2015. This … Continue reading Portland, ME among top 10 cities with highest rate of same-sex married couples

What’s going on with Ranked Choice Voting, as explained by Game of Thrones GIFs

Ranked Choice Voting’s been in the news a lot lately. And it probably has you running around in circles trying to figure out what, exactly, is going on. Is it the law or is it not the law? In a nutshell, it boils down to interpretation of a provision of Maine’s Constitution (don’t snooze, this is important darn it!), which says that elections are won … Continue reading What’s going on with Ranked Choice Voting, as explained by Game of Thrones GIFs