OUT cast Maine 03/07/2022
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Tune in next Monday, March 7 to hear collective members Sive Neilan, Mary Holt and Steve Bull’s interview with Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt.
For 50 years women have pursued equality under the law both nationally and in the state of Maine. Today Outcast is interviewing our great warrior Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt, who has been engaged in this struggle from the beginning.
Once again this year Lois is the prime sponsor of the bill designed to send the ERA out for referendum. In this interview she speaks of the long history of this struggle, and the equally enduring opposition - who they are and what motivates them.
Lois Galgay Reckitt
Lois Galgay Reckitt graduated from Brandeis University in the midst of the turbulent 60’s with a degree in biology. In 1968, she moved to Maine and took her first job at SMVTI teaching marine science. She spent the decade of the 70’s at the YWCA in Portland where her day job was directing the operations of the swimming program. It was then that she discovered her passion for activism – both in the feminist – and then the LGBT movements.
By the 80’s she was director of Family Crisis Services where she served for 37 years abused women and their children. In this same period, she co-founded the Maine Women’s Lobby, lobbied for passage of Maine’s first civil rights law for the LGBT community.
Nationally, she co-founded The Human Rights Campaign Fund and served two terms as Executive Vice President of the National Organization for Women (NOW).
Lois represents the ocean end of South Portland in the Maine State Legislature and has since 2016.
WMPG, OUTcast Maine, LGBTQ Issues, Rep Lois Galgay Reckitt, Maine Women's Lobby, Human Rights Campaign Fund, National Organization for Women, Maine Legislature
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