“These are guys with the name Dee Money, Smoothie, Shifty. They come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave, which is a real sad thing because then we have another issue that we got to deal with down the road.”
Gov. Paul LePage’s statement is troubling for many reasons, not the least of which are the cavalier way in which he uses racist language without fear of repercussion and his willingness to tell lies to promote his agenda. Continue reading...
The law in Maine is clear: it is illegal to discriminate against people because they are transgender. As a lawsuit that went all the way to the state Supreme Court further clarified, that means transgender girls must not be blocked from using the ...more
It’s well known at this point that gay kids don’t have it easy in school, at least most. While dealing with your own anxieties about being gay, there are also others’ perceptions of you to deal with. This is exponentially more difficult without support ...more
The other day we received a letter from someone who read our op-ed in the Bangor Daily News. We were so moved by the letter, and felt so strongly that others should hear its message, that we asked the writer if we could ...more