Saturday, February 28, 2009

Equality Maine's YouTube Video for Marriage Equality

Our Mission
EqualityMaine is Maine's oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) political advocacy organization. Our members and supporters hail from every region of the state, brought together by a common goal: making equality a reality for all citizens.

We work to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the state through political action, education, and collaboration. We envision a Maine in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families have full equality in the hearts and minds of Maine people, and in all areas of the law.

Our Goals:

-To build political power for the LGBT community.

-To ensure that Maine’s hate crimes laws are LGBT inclusive.

-To ensure that Maine’s civil rights laws are LGBT inclusive.

-To ensure that Maine’s family laws, including marriage, are LGBT inclusive.

-To defeat anti-LGBT legislation and referenda.

-To repeal anti-LGBT laws and statutes.

Contact Us
Mail: P.O. Box 1951, Portland, ME 04104
Phone: (207) 761-3732
Fax: (207) 761-3752
General email:

Get Involved
Maine Marriage Equality: Help Make it Happen

The campaign for marriage equality has begun, and there will be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. We'll need volunteers to help in the office and in the field -- working in regions across the state -- so sign up now and let us know if you can help.

Please use our sign-up form and choose "Maine Marriage Equality" from the volunteer options.

Election Day Wrap-Up: Data Entry

Our historic Election Day action collected over 33,000 postcards from voters who support marriage for same-sex couples. Now it's time to enter them into our database -- it's a big job, and we need help doing it.

If you can get to the EqualityMaine office in downtown Portland, we can put you to work for an hour, two hours, however much time you can spare. Please use our sign-up form and choose "33,000 Voters for Marriage Equality" from the volunteer options.

General Office Work
Preparing mailings, making phone calls, stuffing envelopes, running errands... we can always use help, even if it's just for one afternoon. Please use our sign-up form and choose "General Office Work" from the volunteer options.

Events Main
Celebrating 25 Years - Tickets on Sale Now!

EqualityMaine's 25th Anniversary Dinner: March 21, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland
Presenting Sponsor: University of Maine Farmington

Community Events
To submit a community event listing, email and provide the date and time of your event, the location, contact information and cost, as well as a brief description. Many of the community events listed here come courtesy of Jean Vermette's Family Affairs Newsletter. To subscribe, email Jean at EqualityMaine is not a sponsor or organizer for these events. Please direct any questions or comments to the contact listed.

Make a contribution and help make full equality a reality.

In the upcoming months our support, both financially and in person will be needed by our northern neighbors not only in Maine, but in NH and VT as well. If you have done something to help already, great, now ask what ELSE you can do! We don't want an East coast version of Prop. 8 sneaking by in our back yards, do we? Let shame be on the people who deserve it, don't let it fall so close to "The Cradle of Liberty." Remember that our opponents are already massing against our friends, we have a responsibility to help them.

"We shall not remember the words of our enemies, but rather the silence of our friends." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Equality Maine, we here at Live, Love, and Learn salute you!

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