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Talking with Josh Christie about Repeal Day and Maine in the dark era of hyper-prohibition

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Happy Repeal Day! Did you know that while the country suffered a measly decade or so under prohibition, Maine suffered 70 years? I did not.  Today, December 5th, is the 79th anniversary of when America pulled its head out of its ass regarding the prohibition of alcohol and I had the great pleasure of talking […]

Peter Staley Reflects on “How to Survive a Plague”

Peter Staley is one of many AIDS activists who worked to fight the stigma surrounding the syndrome and demand from the government funding for research and treatment at a time when many in this country had written it off as exclusively a gay problem. From a recent Out100 entry about Staley: A former bond trader, […]