A social gathering that dubbed the outing Queers and Kin stands amid their tents and beach furniture at Crescent Beach State Park on Saturday. Trish Hayes, left, of Westbrook said “This is our pod, our Covid circle, since March.” Ian Jacob, second from left, of Portland said “We’re happy to have each other because we can’t go to bars or restaurants. It’s great to be together. We can be isolated on the beach but still hang out.” Also pictured is Peter Sprague and Thomas Smallwood.

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