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Love and Pride – Virtual Event

Tuesday, June 16 - 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Love and Pride – Virtual Event
Audience: Adults, Teens, Seniors

EqualityMaine, Through These Doors, and Portland Public Library are partnering to talk about what our relationships look and feel like in this time of social distancing. Join the conversation as we talk about love and community connection during this time of isolation.

For more information and to connect to the event, go to Zoomin’ with EqualityMaine.

Want to Participate?

We are asking folks to send along their answers in the form of a story, a poem, a piece of art, a dance, or even a song. You can send us an image, video, or just the words of your story. We want to hear about how your relationships with others have changed during this period of isolation and social distancing. Your submission should be an original artistic work that answers the question:

How do you show and receive love, affection, and intimacy right now?

Submissions will be showcased in the online event, and will be preserved as part of Portland Public Library’s Isolating Together project.

To send a submission, go to EqualityMaine’s website. We are accepting submissions indefinitely.

Program Partners

EqualityMaine  is the oldest and largest statewide organization dedicated to creating a fair and just society for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Mainers. an organization working to secure full equality for LGBTQ+ Mainers. Their mission is to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine through political action, community organizing, education, and collaboration.

Through These Doors is is the domestic violence resource center serving victims and survivors of domestic abuse, dating violence, and stalking in Cumberland County, Maine.