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Proposed Portland budget suggests eliminating care for most vulnerable

According to a source close to the situation, a friend affiliated with the city’s public health division, the proposed budget for the City of Portland eliminates all funding for India Street Public Health. Note: See many, many updates below, including the one all the way at the bottom about the Press Herald report about the closure […]

Maine, Thankfully: Caseylin Darcy, HIV/AIDS Caseworker and Yoga Practitioner

Today is World AIDS Day, and for this installment of Maine, Thankfully I talked with Frannie Peabody Center case worker Caseylin Darcy. Darcy is also a practitioner and teacher of yoga. She operates Rebel Lotus Yoga on Munjoy Hill and her organization, Sacred Yogini Project, offers trauma-sensitive classes to survivors of sexual violence, domestic abuse, […]

Maine, Thankfully: Zoe Odlin-Platz of India Street Public Health

This is the first installment of Maine, Thankfully, a series about folks who are making things better for their communities and for our state at large. A new profile will run every week day between now and Christmas with each profile examining a variety of approaches to doing good. You can learn more about the […]

Peter Staley Reflects on “How to Survive a Plague”

Peter Staley is one of many AIDS activists who worked to fight the stigma surrounding the syndrome and demand from the government funding for research and treatment at a time when many in this country had written it off as exclusively a gay problem. From a recent Out100 entry about Staley: A former bond trader, […]