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Queer eye for the Hawkeyes

Gay marriage takes first steps in Iowa
This past Monday, as Iowa prepared to officially issue marriage licenses to gay applicants, both law-enforcement and state gay groups prepared for vocal, even violent opposition in America's heartland.
By BEN FORNELL  |  April 29, 2009
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Courthouse marriage

The gay-rights movement took a chance on fighting for the right to wed. It's finally paying off.
While political analysts understandably regard elections and politicians as the key forces of social change, nongovernmental forces are the ones that most often actually influence and transform our culture.
By STEVEN STARK  |  April 21, 2009

C.J. Chivers's real journalism

Plus, it's time for same-sex marriage, the PPL on the brink, and some unusual tomes
Phillipe and Jorge were absolutely stunned by the astounding and chilling story on the front page of the April 20 Urinal
By PHILLIPE and JORGE  |  April 22, 2009
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Death by handgun

A public-health crisis; plus, gay marriage advances
A couple of weeks ago, David S. Bernstein wrote about the growing "state sovereignty" movement backed by anti-government conspiracy theorists and gun-rights extremists, and touted on the syndicated radio show and Web site of deranged agitator Alex Jones.
By EDITORIAL  |  April 08, 2009
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Equal rites?

Why has Rhode Island lagged behind the rest of New England on same-sex marriage legislation?
New England has made a pretty good case, in recent years, for America's capital of queer. 
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  April 08, 2009
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All in the timing

Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival springs eternal
Acorn's Maine Playwrights Festival springs eternal
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  April 01, 2009

59. Hugh Jackman

HUGE ASSMAN
You gave Barbara Walters a lap dance. We’ll say it again: YOU GAVE BARBA — no, y’know what? Let’s just roll the tape.  
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

31. Ron Prentice

PROP HATE
Ron Prentice wasn’t just the ugliest member of California’s Proposition 8 committee — he was also the chairman. An entire new circle of hell formed for the demagogues who exploited religion, homophobia, and general Golden State idiocy to pass Prop Hate, and there’s a delicious cock sandwich waiting there for each and every one of them.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

24. RICK WARREN

PASTOR PRIME
As if having a religious invocation at a political event isn’t intellectually offensive enough, Obama chose this sweaty, goateed buffoon to summon Christ’s light upon the new administration. (What kind of statement is that making, Barack — selecting a religious leader who not only opposes gay marriage, but who also looks like the schleppy owner of Morrie’s Wig Shop in Goodfellas ?) At least he provided one of the lighter moments of the inauguration, when he channeled his inner jazz hands to oddly pronounce the presidential daughters as “Muh-LEEEE-yah” and “SAA-SHHHAAAH.” Don’t worry, Rick — next time there’s an historic first-ever presidential inauguration where the entire universe is watching, we’ll be sure to FedEx that Fun With Phonics pronunciation guide.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 25, 2009

Text of the same-sex marriage bill

Key sections from "An Act To End Discrimination in Civil Marriage and Affirm Religious Freedom"
The full official legislative summary of the bill that would legalize same-sex marriage and key excerpt.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  March 25, 2009
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Same-sex marriage

Fighting for a basic civil right without repeating other states' mistakes
From the podium at EqualityMaine's 25th anniversary dinner last Saturday night, former state senator Ethan Strimling posed a question to the 630 people in attendance: If gay marriage were allowed in Maine, how many of you would tie the knot?  
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 25, 2009

Separate is not equal

Many state benefits, and federal ones, too, are tied specifically to 'marriage'
Many people think civil unions might be a workable compromise. But after nine years in Vermont, there's evidence that enough is wrong with them to convince that state's Senate to back a civil-marriage proposal.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 25, 2009

Devotion to unholy creed

Al Daimon insists he ain't a right-wing jerk. Really.
Some of my readers have a warped view of my political bent.
By AL DIAMON  |  March 11, 2009

Celebrating identity on Munjoy Hill

The Femme Show
Wild costumes. Barbie dolls and hula hoops, burlesque, dancing, storytelling, acting, and film. All these things, and more, will be part of the Femme Show...
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  March 04, 2009

Letters to the Portland editor: March 6, 2009

Truth is — it is a great time to jump into real estate and purchase a home.
It was refreshing to read an article ("Hope For Young Homebuyers," by Deirdre Fulton) that portrays what truly is happening with today's real-estate market.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  March 04, 2009
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Strange bedfellows

Carr plays nice with Randy Price. Plus, the Globe's tough new Kennedy bio defies expectations.
Wait, lemme get this straight: Was that Howie Carr — who's known for accompanying on-air references to homosexuality with a crude audio approximation of gay sex — happily schmoozing with guest Randy Price this past week?  
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 20, 2009
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A voice from on high

The second coming of Antony and the Johnsons
On his new album The Crying Light, Antony Hegarty lifts his voice without raising it.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  February 18, 2009

Legislature will take up gay marriage this session

Equal rights
Maine lawmakers are certain to debate gay marriage in 2009, with competing marriage-related bills slated to be filed with the Legislature this week.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 14, 2009

Black or blue

MLK EVENTS
What if blue eyes were like black skin?
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  January 07, 2009
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The gays can not be stopped!

DOMA Demo
The national LGBT equality group Join the Impact hopes to galvanize sympathizers across the country to demonstrate in their home towns on Saturday, January 10, in protest of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 30, 2008
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The problem with liberals' dislike of Rick Warren

Uncivil Liberties
The need to be consistent in the defense of the rights of all in our country — even those whose views we may find abhorrent.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  December 23, 2008

Gay marriage debate comes to Maine

Civil rights
Even as same-sex marriage supporters across the country reel from the Election Day approval of California's Proposition 8 — which changed that state's constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman — they are optimistic about bringing gay marriage to Maine, possibly in the upcoming legislative session.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 17, 2008
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Review: Milk

Van Sant's gay of reckoning
Van Sant's Milk of human kindness
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 05, 2008
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A gay day off

Striking Out
A day without gays sounds like a Christian Right wet-dream come true, but it's actually the idea behind a 24-hour nationwide strike and economic boycott in support of gay marriage for all Americans.
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  December 09, 2008

Unchecked power and secrecy — not gays — are the church’s problem

Vatican Myopia
Presenting more evidence that it just doesn't get it, the Vatican recently issued new so-called, "psychological screening guidelines" to weed out priest candidates with "psychopathic disorders," but only those related to sexual misconduct — specifically homosexuality.
By MARY ANN SORRENTINO  |  November 19, 2008
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Free pass on gay hatred?

Turning a blind eye
Outside observers have been quick to criticize any signs of anti-Semitism connected to the new Roxbury mosque.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008
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California’s shame

Equal marriage rights suffers a setback, but there is hope. Plus, young voters.
The politics of division as practiced by lame-duck president George W. Bush at the connivance of his onetime Svengali Karl Rove are not dead.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 24, 2008
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Save Me

A decent, but not great, soap opera
Mark (Chad Allen), a trashy young gay man into motel sex and coke, makes a sea change by agreeing to reside at a Christian halfway home, where the once-gay clientele are weaned away from homosexuality and into the arms of Jesus.
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 05, 2008



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