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Staph infection — the full story

In the flesh
That’s right, a rare bug that threatened to eat away at gay guys like mice on cheese is rampant in the city closest to Portland.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  January 23, 2008


T-shirt trendsetters’ holiday sale

Maine’s very own little taste of couture, Rogues Gallery, will have another of its wildly popular sample sales on Saturday at SPACE Gallery.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  December 12, 2007


Gay and lesbian couples move one step closer to marriage

Court triumph
Maine’s highest court made a high-road decision last week by unanimously ruling that same-sex couples can legally adopt children in Maine.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  September 05, 2007


Pier pressure

Some unlikely players join the fight against the gentrification of Old Orchard Beach
When you go to Old Orchard Beach and ask Barbra Womack where she’s from, she says “down the street.”
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  August 08, 2007


Senator Collins objects to ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Equal rights
Senator Susan Collins ignored thousands of letters delivered to her office beseeching her to allow gays in the military.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  August 08, 2007


Portland ups the cost of standing still

Nickles and dimes
Portland has joined the big girls in the tiny roadside slot machines that never produce a jackpot.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  July 25, 2007


Next stop: marriage

As New Hampshire enacts civil unions, Maine’s gay-marriage advocates get ready
If we had asked the leadership at Equality Maine about their plan for gay marriage say, two years ago, they would have likely said, “If we told you, we’d have to kill you.”
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  June 08, 2007


The green, green grass of home

Pollution control
The grass is always greener on the other side — on the other side of Portland, that is.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  May 23, 2007


What Collins won't tell

Gay rights
We reported last week that Senator Susan Collins might, just might, have a soft spot in her heart for gays and lesbians.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  May 18, 2007


Ducking the question

Snowe and Collins don’t discriminate against gays, so why are they letting the military get away with it?
Maine senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are — relatively speaking — gay friendly.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  May 09, 2007


Young inmates

What Maine's prison for kids is really like
There are few places in Maine as notorious as the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  April 04, 2007


Portland to host international gay conference

US Representative Tom Allen will be there. Governor John Baldacci is expected to show.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  October 25, 2006


High school love

Vacationland tells of gay life in Maine
It’s not just international talent that will wow the crowds at InterPride.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  October 25, 2006


Flirting with danger

Portland boy, half of Dangerous Muse, making good as gender-bending electro-pop star
Mike Furey wants to play Bubba’s Sulky Lounge. Dangerous Muse, "The Rejection" (QuickTime)
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  October 10, 2006


Equality Maine moves uptown, downstairs

Moving day
Got an old Hoover kicking around? Coffee maker? Digital camera? TV/VCR/DVD?
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  July 19, 2006

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Home sweet home

Deering pond house delayed
The one sure sign that summer has come to Maine is when the miniature bungalow-style house is placed in the Deering Oaks Park pond to welcome all the fowl who inhabit the city during the summer.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  June 28, 2006

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Say it loud

Pride preps for international event  
It’s Pride in Southern Maine, again, and the usual fanfare begins this week.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  June 14, 2006

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An unhappy anniversary
This week marks the 25th anniversary of the discovery of AIDS, and although not a hotbed of infections, Maine and Portland were some of the first communities in the country to begin to tackle the virus.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  June 07, 2006

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Silence kills

Maine’s senators don’t know about Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell  
The effort to overturn the Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell policy needs more than just the support of the 120 House members who have signed on to the bill to replace it with a non-discrimination law.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  May 25, 2006

Speaking out

Model gay-youth program closes
Outright, a drop-in center for GLBTQ youth in Portland and beyond, was funded by thousands and thousands of dollars; last month, though, Outright was gone, poof just like that.
By: TONY GIAMPETRUZZI  |  April 12, 2006
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