It’s Gay Pride week in the Portland Maine area and to celebrate, LannaLee lounged with the lucious Sarah Holmes to talk about pride, gender diversity and the Dyke March. Sarah schools Lanna on Stonewall and how the whole pride movement began. They talk about that marriage thing-a-ding. Sarah gives the finer points about the 7th annual Portland Maine Dyke March. And she answers 10 questions.
Sarah Holmes is the Assistant Director of Student Life and Diversity, and Coordinator of the Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity at the University of Southern Maine. She is very active in the LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and allied) community. Among her involvements, she is one of the founders of the Portland Maine Dyke March, serves on the board of GLSEN Southern Maine (the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network supports gay straight trans alliances in schools), and is an adult advisor with PRYSM (the Proud Rainbow Youth of Southern Maine, supporting LGBTQA youth age 22 and under). She and her partner, Anna Schwartz, live in downtown Portland.
The 411: Sarah Holmes
Here is where you can find Sarah online.
- Center for Sexualities and Gender Diversity at the University of Southern Maine
- Facebook: Sarah E. Holmes
- Facebook: Portland Maine Dyke March [Friday, June 15th, 2012]
- Portland Maine Dyke March
- GLSEN Southern Maine
We also talked about Southern Maine Pride [Saturday, June 16th, 2012].