Despite chilly weather yesterday, 2,255 people from throughout the region Wisconsin gathered at Milwaukee’s lakefront for AIDS Walk Wisconsin 20102. According to AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, which presents and benefits from the annual event, walkers this year raised $361,392 – 23 percent more than in 2011.
During the event’s opening ceremonies, Brewers’ all-star Ryan Braun, the honorary chair of this year’s AIDS Walk, offered a heartfelt message about the importance of keeping the fight against AIDS strong.
San Francisco’s new Roman Catholic archbishop made self-deprecating jokes about his recent drunken-driving arrest during his formal installation ceremony, which came just days after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving.
But Archbishop Salvatore Joseph Cordileone, a strong supporter of California’s ban on same-sex marriage, did not refer to the distress his appointment has aroused in this gay-friendly city and mentioned marriage only obliquely Thursday.
The New York City Health Department has issued a local advisory recommending that any man who is HIV positive and has had intimate contact with another man met through a website, digital phone app, at a bar or party since Sept. 1 should be vaccinated against invasive meningococcal disease.
The local recommendation follows reports of a spike in meningitis cases in the past five weeks.
The installation of a new Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco – a backer of California’s same-sex marriage ban – drew support and protest as the 56-year-old priest assumed the ceremonial seat at St. Mary’s Cathedral during a Mass Thursday.
Such inductions have not historically been cause for much interest or angst in San Francisco, where the population of church faithful is smaller than in many major U.S. cities. But attention was intense this time.
Three soldiers with the North Carolina National Guard were killed in a suicide-bomb attack in Afghanistan earlier this week.
The bodies Sgt. Thomas Butler IV, 25, of Leland, N.C.; Sgt. Jeremy Hardison, 23, of Brown’s Summit, N.C.; and Sgt. Donna Johnson, 29, of Raeford, N.C., were returned to the United States this week.
The Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, as it works to elect Tammy Baldwin to the U.S. Senate, is inviting volunteers from around the country to work a “Weekend in Wisconsin.”
The initiative takes place on weekends until the Nov. 6 election.
The number of regular lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters on broadcast networks has risen to the highest ever recorded, while the overall LGBT character count also increased on cable television.
That information is in Where We Are on TV, a report from GLAAD, a national LGBT media advocacy and anti-defamation group. The report is based on a review of scripted LGBT prime time programing for the 2012-13 season.
A San Francisco supervisor, fed up with the almost-daily displays of nudity in the heavily gay Castro district, introduced legislation this week that would make it illegal to walk around naked on San Francisco streets.
The city allows nudity except in parks, on port property and in restaurants, but under the ordinance by Supervisor Scott Wiener, nudity at city plazas, parks, sidewalks, streets and public transit would be banned.
A federal appeals court in Denver has refused to block extradition of a gay immigrant who sought protection in the U.S. claiming Mexican authorities persecute gay people.
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its decision this week that there is evidence that Mexico supports gay rights, citing developments including Mexico City’s legalization of gay marriage.
Ryan Andresen, 18, recently completed the requirements for earning his Eagle Scout award. His final project was building a “tolerance wall” for victims of bullying, as he was.
But his Scoutmaster in Moraga, Calif., refused to sign off on the award, which is the Boy Scouts’ highest ranking. The reason: He’s gay.
The following is a transcript of President Barack Obama’s speech at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Oct. 4.
Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy voiced his support for “Biblical families” in one of his first interviews since his earlier comments caused controversy regarding gay marriage.
Cathy told Atlanta TV station WXIA in an interview released on Oct. 3 that families are important to “those of us who are concerned about being able to hang on to our heritage.”