Ryan Fecteau will be Maine’s first out Speaker of the House. He’s got a record of breaking barriers.


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www.gaytoday.com— Maine Rep. Ryan Fecteau (D) will be the first out speaker of the state’s House of Representatives for the session that starts next year. “I’m filled with hope and determination [

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