I’ve been looking at the towns of Maine from county to county, comparing them according to their November 2009 vote to preserve marriage equality (NO on Ballot Question 1) or to abolish marriage equality (YES on Ballot Question 1). Sometimes, the results have not been heartening. In even the most gay-friendly counties, some towns voted [...]
If you are a gay or lesbian person who is looking for a place to travel in Maine where you feel welcomed, results from the 2009 vote suggest you should avoid Androscoggin County, Maine.
Every single town within Androscoggin County — a relatively populous, relatively urbanized county in central-southern Maine — turned out a majority [...]
Should you visit Oxford County, Maine?
If you’re a gay or lesbian American, the question isn’t as simple as looking into the recreational, cultural and historical opportunities of the area. It’s unfortunate, but same-sex couples have to consider whether they’ll be welcomed, shunned or worse.
Recent political activities provide some answers to this question [...]
Where are you welcome? Where are you not welcome?
If you’re in a gay or lesbian couple, you know by now that a narrow majority of Mainers has decided you don’t deserve the basic respect afforded to people in the United States of America: the legal respect of equality. On the bright side, a very [...]
Discrimination against gay and lesbian people in America is widespread, but it is not universal. In some places gay and lesbian couples holding hands are welcomed. In other places, gay and lesbian couples holding hands get yelled at in public by complete strangers. In yet other places, gay and lesbian couples holding hands are at [...]