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.
Dear Portland LGBTQ Community: I’ve recently come to the decision that I am resigning from my role as Events Chair on the Pride Portland! Steering Committee. It was my honor to be involved with such an important organization and to have a part in molding the 10 days of events as well as the parade and festival. Unfortunately, this labor of love and passion became … Continue reading Teddy Burrage: My Open Resignation Letter from Pride Portland! to Portland LGBTQ Community
The trailer for a new movie, Boy Erased, which comes out in November, gives you a glimpse into the harmful practices that conversion therapy has on LGBTQI folks. This is especially important in Maine following the Maine legislature’s refusal to override Governor LePage’s veto of L.D. 912, which would have banned conversion therapy for minors. Continue reading Watch: ‘Boy Erased’ trailer gives glimpse into harm gay conversion therapy inflicts
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-trcxp-943711 This week, we take your questions for a special birthday AMA episode. Join Kelsea and Dan as they answer absurd questions, make some very important announcements and celebrate another trip around the sun! Check us out on Facebook! How about Instagram? We’re on Twitter, finally! You can also find Kelsea and Dan on Twitter! Wanna help support The Babe and The Bro? We’re on … Continue reading 020: Happy Birthday to Us!
https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-fzc5r-93b3d4 This week, we have a special Pride Episode! Join Kelsea, Dan, and our friend Erin, The Dweeb, as we discuss our feelings on Pride, the history of the Stonewall Riots, Charlie Howard and do our best to honor our queer past. Somehow we ramble about Star Wars and our queer roots on the way! Check us out on Facebook! How about Instagram? We’re on … Continue reading 019: The Babe and The Bro and The Dweeb Talk Riots and Rebellions for PRIDE
I’ve spent most of my teenage years living with chronic, debilitating, pain that had not been able to be diagnosed. I have had countless ER visits, seen numerous specialists, and have had such a plethora of tests that it’s easier to list what I haven’t had done test wise than what I have. Recently after years of being undiagnosed, I was able to achieve a … Continue reading It’s all in your head: My Journey through Chronic Illness
By Gia Drew, Program Director at Equality Maine About Gia (She/Her/Hers): Gia was one of Maine’s first OUT transgender teachers and one of the first transgender coaches in the country. Originally from Boston, Gia has called Maine home since 2002. After earning degrees from Syracuse University and Savannah College of Art and Design, she was a high school teacher and coach for twenty years, teaching in Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maryland, … Continue reading Gia Drew: A Coming Out Story