Topics :: Maine

Openly Gay Governor Candidate Leads Pride Parade

By Alanna Durkin | Saturday Jun 21, 2014
A Democratic candidate who reluctantly came out of the closet last year found himself serving as the grand marshal of Maine’s biggest gay pride parade and festival.

Maine Panel Weighing NOM Fine

Wednesday May 28, 2014
A Maine panel is considering whether a national anti-gay marriage group should be fined for potentially violating state campaign finance laws.

Maine Fines National Organization for Marriage $50K

By Alanna Durkin | Wednesday May 28, 2014
Maine’s ethics panel on Wednesday fined a national anti-gay marriage group more than $50,000 and ordered it to file a campaign finance report that would reveal the donors behind the 2009 repeal of the state’s gay marriage law after finding that it violati

Maine May Fine NOM Up to $50,000

Monday May 19, 2014
A national anti-gay marriage group that helped defeat a same-sex marriage law in 2009 in Maine could face more than $50,000 in fines for violating campaign finance laws.

Gay Rights Group Backs Michaud in Maine’s Gov’s Race

By Alanna Durkin | Friday Jan 3, 2014
A governor’s race endorsement for U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud by the group that successfully pushed for same-sex marriage in Maine drew a swift rebuke Thursday from independent Eliot Cutler.

Gay Maine Congressman: Coming Out Has Been Good

By David Sharp | Sunday Nov 10, 2013
As he prepares to return to DC, Congressman Mike Michaud says he’s happy about all of the expressions of support he’s received since coming out as gay. The Maine Democrat and gubernatorial hopeful says constituents have been overwhelmingly supportive.

1-Year Anniversary of Maine’s Gay Marriage Vote

Wednesday Nov 6, 2013
Gay marriage supporters are taking time to mark the one-year anniversary of the election in which voters gave same-sex couples the right to marry in Maine.

Will The Next Governor of Maine be Gay?

By David Sharp | Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
The congressman who wants to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his personal life has never factored into his jobs at a paper mill, in the Maine Legislature or on Capitol Hill. But now his private life isn’t so private.

Maine Candidate for Governor Announces He’s Gay

By David Sharp | Monday Nov 4, 2013
PORTLAND - A six-term congressman and former paper mill worker hoping to unseat Maine Gov. Paul LePage next year announced that he’s gay - a response to what he called a "whisper campaign" by political opponents hoping to weaken his gubernatorial bid.

Oh, My! Wizard of Oz Collection Arrives in Rockland, Maine

By Clarke Canfield | Monday Oct 14, 2013
A new exhibit that opened Saturday at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland features items from the world’s largest Wizard of Oz collection.