30 Years in the Making

November 12th, 2019

Who knew a two-minute car commercial could portray such a moving story about the love between two women.

You Need to Calm Down

June 19th, 2019

Happy Pride!

Equality Act

March 15th, 2019

Nancy Pelosi has just introduced the Equality Act to protect LGBT people at the federal level. In more than half the states it is still legal to fire someone for being gay, to refuse a transgender person business at a restaurant, and to discriminate in numerous other ways such as housing, credit, and education.

As a teen in 2005 I testified before Maine’s Judiciary to pass the anti-discrimination law, which successfully added sexual orientation and gender identity to the Maine Human Rights Act. As a victim of hate crimes, hate violence, and anti-LGBT discrimination, I know firsthand the importance of this law and why it is absolutely necessary to end discrimination and exterminate hate in this country.

Please contact your legislators and encourage them to support the Equality Act! Text EQUALITY ACT to 472472.

Baby Shark Poms

January 21st, 2019

Some Baby Shark Poms for the New Year ^-^

Look to the Western Sky

June 27th, 2017

I’ve been living in California for a month now and I’ve been enjoying it very much. The first few weeks were very busy getting a California driver’s license and registering my car (which is from here), finding a good gym membership, and taking care of all those other little details. I’ve been volunteering with the San Diego Zoo and I just started a cool new job in horticulture.

My timing was good – Orange County Pride kicked off last week and they had a fully loaded schedule culminating in the all-night Laguna Beach Party. I’ve made lots of new friends and I’m looking forward to meeting more!

To be honest, I miss my family and the poms a lot, as well as my friends in Maine and Louisiana. Home is always where the heart is (so maybe I can get them to move out here, hehe). It was a difficult decision to leave, but a big part of me feels like I belong here. I often felt like a square peg in a round hole when I lived in Maine. SoCal values align much better with my own – health conscious people, environmental protection, and science and tech everywhere, not to mention it’s so much easier to be a vegetarian here. And no snow! Each region of SoCal has its own subculture, but I’m quickly adapting to life in the OC.

Torrey Pines Gliderport in La Jolla, San Diego



Caribbean 2017

March 10th, 2017

I’m currently in the Caribbean with my family and a friend for a 12-night cruise on Royal Caribbean. I created a public Google Photos Album that I will update throughout my trip. We’ll be stopping in for adventures on five different islands throughout the Caribbean and I’ve got my Canon DSLR, GoPro, 360 Cam, and some other cameras to record everything.

I’m Still With Her

November 13th, 2016

Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19

#WeAreOrlando

June 16th, 2016

Only a few days before the tragedy in Orlando, my home town of Belfast, Maine celebrated its first Pride event. As a teen, bullied daily for being gay, I never would have imagined Belfast having a Pride celebration, much less that I’d be marching with my company, athenahealth #gaythenista #athenaculture. I am looking forward to Southern Maine Pride and Bangor Pride this month as well.

Unfortunately the recent events in Orlando remind us that there is still a great deal of hate in the world and we must come together as a community if we ever hope to heal. Our community can’t just be limited to LGBT people and our allies – it must also embrace the faith community, Muslims included. We cannot allow ourselves to become further divided by new fears and prejudice.

In the coming weeks, vigils will continue across the world to remember those we lost. The events in Orlando could occur anywhere and so it’s critical that we present a message of peace and inclusion. Working together and understanding our differences helps us recognize we all share so much more in common. We must listen to one another and keep an ongoing dialogue. It is the only path forward if we hope to see an end to unrest and violence.

#weareorlando


He drew a circle that shut me out-
Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win:
We drew a circle and took him in.

~Edwin Markham

Belfast Has Pride: Coastal Town Holds First Ever LGBT Pride Festival

Austin Ashmore, In Memory

April 29th, 2016

Bangor Daily News Obituary

You brought light into my life when I was down and encouraged me to find happiness in our little adventures. My family and I are grateful for the time you spent with us and we love you so much. I wish it could have lasted longer. You were one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever known. I’ll see you again, but until then I’ll do my best to carry your light with me every day.

Empire

March 20th, 2016