There are 5 different postcard prints of the photos in the header. These postcards will be used as promotional material and will also be available in limited quantity for free at the exhibition opening.
postcard stacks direct from the printer!
Post Card Images and Captions:
June 11th, 1988 - About 300 angry protestors confront and block 5 Klansmen, snatching up signs, Klan Hoods and a confederate flag, as they tried to march up Maine Mall Road in South Portland. The march was set to be the second KKK gathering in Maine in 60 years.
May 27th, 1992 - ACT UP marches in Kennebunk’s annual Memorial Day American Legion parade. Activists honor their war dead with a solemn die-in. “Die-ins” were a popular protest maneuver at the time. The people lying down are wearing Bush Aids Flags, where the stars are skull and cross bones. Skulls and stripes forever!
May 1993 - Hundreds rally in Augusta to protest Govenor “Jock” McKeman’s veto of the state queer rights bill, which had already passed in the Maine House and Senate. The battle for queer anti-discrimination laws would last for over a decade until finally passed in 2005.
January 1993 - Following five hours of heated debate, the Lewiston City Council approves a queer inclusive non-discrimination ordinance. It was supported by Equal Protection Lewiston (lead by then Lewiston Police Chief Laurent F. Gilbert), but was soon overturned in a city wide referendum the following November, losing 2 to 1. The loss is attributed largely to the influence of the Catholic Church in this largely Franco-American city.
June 8, 1995 – Deering High School students protest racism and homophobia at school. This demonstration was organized in support of Sage Hylton-Lemons, a Deering first year who was harassed throughout the year because he was openly gay.