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For the first time in Maine, an openly transgender person has been elected to public office. Geo Neptune was elected to the school board in Indian Township.

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The legislature's Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee is recommending the creation of a new office in the Bureau of Veterans Services to handle requests by LGBTQ veterans who believe they were discharged from the service solely because of their sexual preference.

A new report assessing policies that promote LGBTQ equality finds communities in Maine scored below the national average.

A gay bar in Maine's largest city has put up new front windows after 28 years of covering its smashed glass with plywood in the wake of homophobic vandalism.

LGBTQ+ Life in Maine: Past, Present & Future

Jun 26, 2019
Maine Public

June 27 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising in New York, the "birthdate" of the modern gay rights movement. July 7 is the 35th anniversary of the death of Charlie Howard in Bangor, the event which led to the founding of MLGPA, predecessor of Equality Maine. This year also marks the 45 anniversary of the founding of the Wilde-Stein Club at UMaine in Orono, Maine's first LGBTQ organization.  Our panel discusses LGBTQ life in Maine, past, present and future.



The Maine Department of Health and Human Services announced an emergency ruling Tuesday removing transgender-specific health services from the list of non-covered procedures under MaineCare.

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50 Years after the Stonewall Riots that sparked a national movement, Mainers celebrated LGBTQ Pride in Portland with a parade, starting at Monument Square and ending at a festival in Deering Oaks Park.

How A Rural Maine School Is Working To Help LGBTQ Students

Jan 11, 2019
OUT Maine

Growing up is not easy. But for Maine’s rural LGBTQ youth, it can be even harder. While urban and suburban communities offer some resources for individuals in the LGBTQ community, like annual pride parades and support groups, help for young people in Maine’s less populated areas can be scarce or difficult to access. Some of the state’s rural schools are taking meaningful steps to change that.