The League of Young Voters

Here we go again! Religious right challenges protections for GLBT Mainers … — Jaime McCleod
April 29, 2008, 9:50 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Cross-posted from Jaime’s blog.

Like many other young people who’ve made a conscious decision to live in Maine, Jill Barkley loves it here. The 26-year-old domestic violence educator and community organizer moved here from her home state of Michigan four years ago. Since then, she’s become an active part of the social and political scene in Portland, serving as a member of the steering committee for the local League of Young Voters, and organizer of the city’s annual Dyke March, held each June on the eve of the Gay Pride Festival. An out and proud lesbian who was recently honored with a Young Leader Award by Equality Maine, a local GLBT advocacy group, Barkley has found acceptance for her identity among her peers, as well as from her colleagues and employers at the York County nonprofit where she works.

Read the rest of Jaime’s post here.


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