equality

immigration

Rising tide of white nationalism prompts free speech debate at USM

The normalization of bigotry in the wake of Trump’s election has taken new heights. Nationally-known racist, Sen. Jeff Sessions, has been confirmed as Attorney General and Steven Bannon, a white

education

Why it matters that a Black Lives Matter flag flies over UMaine

Black lives matter is such a simple concept and yet even now there are those who do not believe the black community needs to say it, or that it is

equality

Bangor protesters stand in opposition to Trump SCOTUS nominee

Chanting “Our bodies. Our Lives. Our families. We decide,” and “Voting is a basic right, not just for the rich and white,” demonstrators gathered in West Market Square in Bangor on Thursday

gender

Burrage: Women’s marchers are attacking the very basis of sexism and violence

In the wake of the historic Women’s March, which represented the largest collective demonstration in  American history, many people have made criticisms about the relatively easy life women in the

economy

Maine minimum wage increase is a ‘women’s issue’

“On this anniversary of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the Maine Women’s Lobby asks all Maine voters to join us in voting yes on Question 4,” announced Eliza Townsend at a

Christian Civic League

EqualityMaine blasts Rep. Poliquin for ‘demonizing’ LGBT Mainers

The participation of Maine Second-District Representative Bruce Poliquin in a forum hosted by the Christian Civic League to discuss “the homosexual/transgendered agenda,” among other topics, has drawn the ire of

Donald Trump

Mainers protesting Trump with Constitutions capture a national moment

The biggest story out of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit to Portland, Maine on Thursday wasn’t anything he said on stage, but the actions of and reactions to a

gender

Trans Mainers plan runs for office as representation grows

Last week at the Democratic National Convention, between speeches by presidents, senators, mayors, and cabinet secretaries was a brief address by Human Rights Campaign national press secretary Sarah McBride. It

human rights

Transgender rights ad shot in Maine to air during RNC tonight

An ad shot in Maine depicting discrimination and harassment faced by transgender people in accessing public restrooms will debut on FOX News tonight, the final night of the Republican National

retirement security

Looking back with Speaker Mark Eves, Part One

On this episode of the Beacon Podcast, Ben Chin interviews Maine House Speaker Mark Eves, looking back on his eight years in office. In part one, they discuss how, in