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Getting men involved in anti-violence campaigns

Team players
Male locker rooms are not known as the most female-friendly, aggression-free zones, nor are healthy, safe relationships the first thing we associate with college athletic culture.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 27, 2011

Who’s running for mayor? (Yes, already!)

Hats in the Ring Dept.
Here's an early holiday gift from us to you: A new election to start thinking about! (You can thank us later.)
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 01, 2010

Maine Democrats try to put the past behind them

Losing team
State Democrats may be down (in numbers) but they're not out (of ideas).
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 16, 2010

Blue city in a red state

Election wrap-up
Maine changed last Tuesday. By a slim margin, citizens voted to send Tea Party-backed Paul LePage to the Blaine House next year.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 11, 2010

Seeking the State House

Comparing candidates for the Maine Legislature
Candidates for the Maine Legislature aren't always brief in their answers. Read expanded responses at Phoenix-endorsed candidates have asterisks next to their names.
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 29, 2012

Setting the stage for November

Post-primary musings
It's been more than a week since the June 8 primary election, which saw Republican PAUL LEPAGE (Waterville mayor and Marden's exec) beat a large field of better-financed competitors, and LIBBY MITCHELL (state senate president) pull out ahead of the Democratic pack, poised to become Maine's first-ever female governor.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 16, 2010

Take this to the polls

Our endorsements for the June 8 elections

Preparing for June 8

Candidate breakdown for districts 114, 116, and 119
Stuckey vs. Vincent, Capron vs. Sharif, and Barkley vs. Dini
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  May 26, 2010

Looking through Portland’s creative kaleidoscope

The annual League of Young Voters ReEmergence event will, organizers hope, be revitalized in 2010 by a relevant, popular focus — Southern Maine’s creative economy — and a wide spread of involved parties who range from visual artists to local arts associations to fashion designers.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  April 21, 2010

We heart these people

Meet Portland's most influential
We all know Portland is a busy, exciting place to live. It takes a lot of people's amazing energy to keep it going, though. Who's doing the moving and the shaking?
By JEFF INGLIS  |  February 10, 2010

Portland’s wishes for 2010

New Year’s resolutions
Ah, these fresh moments of the new year, when our hopes and resolutions are unsullied by the rough ravages of time, politics, and the Maine winter.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  December 30, 2009
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Marrying into history

One woman's wait — and drive — for equality
 remember the day Vermont legalized Civil Unions for same-sex couples. I was in college at the time and I remember thinking out loud that I could move there and get "Civil Union-ed" someday. It didn't sound the same as my previous dreams of getting "Married."
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 04, 2009
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Ho-Hos and air guitars

Planning a same-sex wedding
The fact is, most couples argue in the early stages of wedding planning. My partner, Diane, and I are no exception to this rule. Currently, our biggest argument surrounding plans for our wedding is whether or not she can slide into the ballroom during our reception, performing Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" on her air guitar.
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 04, 2009

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

On Friday, bigotry won’t be tolerated

Dyke March
When members of Maine’s GLBT community — specifically, lesbians and those who love them — take to the streets on Friday, June 20, it’ll be with pride, plus a little defiance.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 18, 2008

A cornucopia of celebrations

This Friday and Saturday nights, there are competing Pride events scheduled.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  June 13, 2007

Multiple fronts

  Domestic-violence-related news from around Maine
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. With that in mind, here is some DV-related news from around Maine.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 14, 2009

Stopping abuse

Is the justice system working for Maine’s domestic-violence victims?
It’s not dramatic, and it’s nothing like Law and Order: SVU .
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  October 14, 2009

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