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Here are the states that have laws protecting abortion and gender-affirming care

These states have taken the step to protect bodily autonomy.

Maine signs trans and abortion sanctuary bill into law, despite violent threats

Despite a series of bomb threats against legislators in the state, Maine's Gov. Janet Mills has signed a transgender and abortion sanctuary bill into law.

Lesbian teacher settles federal discrimination lawsuit with Maine district

Michele Figueira had a stellar 20-year career until she reported the alleged behavior of her supervisor and her lesbian friend.

16 Republican AGs threaten Maine over protections for trans care and abortion

Sixteen state attorneys general say they may sue if Maine passes a law shielding providers of gender-affirming care and abortion from out-of-state legal action.

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.

Which State Is the Queerest? These Are the States With the Most LGBTQ+ People

"We're here" has taken on a new meaning.

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.

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

Skold made the announcement for National Coming Out Day.

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.