Parkland Students Show LGBTQ Young People Are Taking Charge of World-Changing

Emma Gonzalez, Sarah Chadwick, and Cameron Kasky are showing that not only is a good, public and civics-oriented education a means of preserving and saving American Democracy, but that inclusion, open expression, and leadership development and activism outlets such as Gay Straight Alliances help produce powerful advocates and activists. Continue reading Parkland Students Show LGBTQ Young People Are Taking Charge of World-Changing

Ask Liz: Cannabis and Mental Health

“cannabis is it ok for treating mental health?” -Anonymous Dearest Anonymous, This is a really good question and one I’ve often debated for myself. According to this article from the Times in 2016, there haven’t been many studies involving the therapeutic uses of marijuana. Later on, in the article, it states that cannabis would be beneficial for people with “depression, social anxiety, and PTSD, though it … Continue reading Ask Liz: Cannabis and Mental Health

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

011: Bro, That’s My Room!

https://thebabeandthebro.podbean.com/mf/download/39yb38/011_edited.mp3 This week, we take a call from someone who had to move back in with family.  Join Kelsea and Dan as they discuss what makes a good roommate and their experiences living with other folks! On the way, we discuss #PAXEast, terrible roommates, and Kelsea just has to know about bro bathroom habits. Google voicemail: 617-819-4037 Kelsea pre-screens all calls, so if you don’t … Continue reading 011: Bro, That’s My Room!

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

Conversion Therapy and Mental/Physical Health

Within the past week, the Maine House barely passes (73 to 68) to ban conversion therapy in the state. Sometime in the near future, we’re expecting the Maine Senate to vote. With all of this coming up in the news, We’d thought we’d give you a quick glance at how conversion therapy and the like affect your mental and physical well-being. According to the National … Continue reading Conversion Therapy and Mental/Physical Health