Tag Archives: queer

With friends like these: Allies, we need you to act like allies.

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Last week, the USM Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity announced that their 16th Annual Royal Majesty Drag Competition would be held on the same day as the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR). In response to an outcry from the community, the organization rescheduled the event. Jane Doe asked if she could share some of […]

Christy Marx, creator of Jem and the Holograms, talks comics, video games and strong female characters


Happy Birthday, Jerrica! Jem turns 30 this year. The animated series, a joint collaboration by Hasbro, Marvel Productions and Sunbow Productions, aired its first episode on October 6th, 1985. Jem and the Holograms, a live action movie based on the series, will be released later this year. To celebrate the animated icon’s 30th, I connected […]

Maine, Thanfully: Kelly Arbor and Gaelle Win Robin of Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony


When I first started thinking of the Maine, Thankfully series, I found myself excited to talk with folks who are doing work that changes the way most think about community service. The work that Kelly Arbor and Gaelle Win Robin of Maine Educationalists on Sexual Harmony (M.E.S.H.) are engaging in will likely do exactly that. On paper, […]

Filmmaker David Meiklejohn talks Damnationland, pursuing struggle in Los Angeles


David Meiklejohn is a filmmaker and one of the co-producers of Damnationland, an annual Maine-based film anthology that “features genre-defying original works” and celebrates its fifth anniversary this year. The premier takes place at The State Theater on Friday, October 17th with additional screenings scheduled throughout the remainder of the month.  The event will also […]

Jack Tar 207’s LK Weiss on offering alternatives to “straight and skinny” style

LK Weiss was born and raised in Portland, Maine. Weiss graduated from Maine College of Art and is the owner at The Portland Designer. Frustrated with saturation of “straight, skinny, perfect ‘beautiful’, plain people bogging down style blogs, Pinterest boards and magazine ads,” Weiss started Jack Tar 207. The endeavor is a mix of style […]

Portland Weekend Goings-On, October 12th – 14th

These things are happening this weekend. Get out of the house and/or apartment and/or office and do some of them. (And if you missed Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Asylum last night, shame on you, son.) My Picks: DIRIGIMUS Farewell Show Day Two with God.Damn.Chan., Altered Gee and Contrapposto. Of the event, Rural Ghosts’ Erik […]