Chris O’Connor of EqualityMaine and Pride Portland! joins the podcast this week to discuss a different kind of Pride in 2020 and the trans activists of color who led the Stonewall uprising 51 years ago this month.
Also: Events are being held across the state this Friday to commemorate Juneteenth and demand action on racial justice.
Plus: Updates on the COVID-19 pandemic in Maine and some reasons for optimism.
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