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Maine Democrats bail on bill making state sanctuary for trans people amid far-right uproar

Seemingly influenced by a significant online campaign led by Libs of TikTok’s Chaya Raichik, Maine legislators voted against a bill addressing gender-affirming care for minors.

Maine’s transgender health care bill sparks right-wing meltdown over phantom kidnappings

A bill aimed to protect transgender youth’s access to care triggers outlandish claims of child-snatching as right-wingers wage a war of words on the proposed legislation.

Maine Disqualifies Donald Trump From 2024 Primary Ballot

The decision makes Maine the second state to disqualify Trump from office, after the Colorado Supreme Court handed down its own stunning ruling that removed him from the ballot earlier this month.

Maine Massacre Suspect’s Anti-Transgender, Extremist Views Emerge Amid Pleas For Gun Control

Robert Card’s right-wing extremist, anti-trans digital footprint has been uncovered as President Biden calls for decisive action on gun safety following the Lewiston tragedy.


Maine State Rep. Charles Skold Comes Out: I'm Gay/Queer, Not Bi

Skold made the announcement for National Coming Out Day.

Neo-Nazis Parade Around Florida Chanting ‘Jews Will Not Replace Us’

Some of the neo-Nazis took their hatred on the road to the Sunshine State from Ohio, Wisconsin and Maine.

Republicans Use Defense Bill to Restrict Abortion, Gender-Affirming Care

GOPers like to say they “support the troops,” but when it comes down to it, they don’t support certain troops.

Democratic Governors ‘Rise Up’ to Join in Support of LGBTQ+ Youth

Together, local and state leaders are expressing the urgency to care for LGBTQ+ young people in all communities.

Veteran Sues Defense Department Over Daughter's Gender-Affirming Care

As the department's insurance covers gender-affirming surgeries for service members but not dependents, the family claims it violates the Constitution's equal protection clause.

Marriage Equality Bill Could Pass Senate Despite Some GOP Opposition

Republican senators mostly balked at the House-passed bill that would codify marriage equality into federal law, but a narrow path to overcome a filibuster seems to exist.

Trans Woman & Nursing Home Reach Landmark Settlement After Complaint

It's the first known discrimination complaint by a trans elder against such a facility.

Fiancée and Friends Mourn Lesbian TikTok Star Rochelle Hager

Hager, who died in a freak auto accident Monday, was an executive chef, video maker, and all-around amazing woman, her loved ones said. 

Ryan Fecteau, Gay and 28, Breaks Ground as Maine House Speaker

Fecteau, who pushed the state to ban the use of conversion therapy on minors, will be the first out gay man to hold the position in Maine.

Man Attacks Woman With Stranglehold, Antigay Slurs Over Parking Job

A Maine businessman is facing multiple charges after a horrific alleged encounter.

Transgender 'Rock Star' Is Maine High School's Valedictorian

Syd Sanders, who says, "I just have to be myself," believes he's the first trans valedictorian in Maine and possibly the entire nation.

Antigay Church Sign Sparks Backlash in Small Maine Town

An antigay Baptist church posted the old platitude "Jesus made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve," for Pride Month. 

Maine Is 17th State to Ban Use of Conversion Therapy on Minors

Maine Gov. Janet Mills signed a bill to that effect into law today, and Colorado is poised to become the 18th Friday.

Minnesota to Issue Nonbinary, Gender-Neutral Driver's Licenses

Oregon, California, Colorado, Maine, and D.C. have made similar inclusive moves.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage Vetoes Conversion Therapy Ban

The far-right Republican is the first governor from either party to veto such a measure.

Is the Gov. of Maine About to Veto a Ban on 'Ex-Gay Therapy'?

Paul LePage hasn't said whether he will sign a bill sent to his desk today by the legislature.