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What Equailty Maine Has to Show For Itself 25 Years Later

Before there was the .org domain name, there was Equality Maine. For twenty-five years equality advocates in the nation’s northeastern state have been fighting for anti-discrimination legislation, hate crimes protections, and yes, even same-sex marriage rights. We’re sort of obsessed with this video retrospective of Equality Maine’s quarter-century battle, but we’re suckers for any memory lane road trip that includes the phrase “gay militant lobby.” And also, because we heard groups like this are kinda important these days.

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5 Comments

  • AlwaysGay

    VOTE NO on Prop 1. Gay couples deserve the exact rights heterosexual couples have.

    * Use EqualityMaine’s phonebank
    * Call friends and family in Maine and encourage them to vote no on repealing marriage equality
    * Write to Mane newspapers, websites and tv stations in support of marriage equality
    * Make videos in support of marriage equality and what repealing it will do online at youtube, dailymotion, veoh etc.
    * Donate money and time to EqualityMaine
    * Twitter and blog in support of marriage equality
    http://www.protectmaineequality.org/index.cfm

  • Yann J

    You can also contact your local Courage Campaign chapter, where several phonebanking sessions are organized to support equality in Maine. Thanks for your help!

  • conrad

    for other interesting tid bits on queer maine history, and perhaps some of its more radical anti-assimilationist history, check out the website for the photo exhibition, Future of the Past: Reviving the Queer Archives.

    http://www.futureofthepast.wordpress.com

  • Popsnap

    Hopefully we won’t be defeated this time. Imagine how great it will be if this doesn’t pass, it will definetely offset Prop 8.

  • schnaussmaus

    Damn Quails! Pssst – Queerty, get an editor.

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