Community Briefs

PNC Financial Services Group has joined the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as a Gold Founding Member, the organization announced on May 9.

The announcement comes just days before the chamber hosts its Madison launch event at 5:30 p.m. on May 14 at Plan B, 924 Williamson St.

Project Q hosts youth community meeting

Written by Louis Weisberg Thursday, 02 May 2013 15:27

Members of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s Project Q. -Photo: Dave Lauersdorf

Project Q, the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s youth program, hosts a youth community meeting 5-9 p.m. on May 31 at 1110 N. Market St., second floor (courtyard entrance).

LGBT center offering healthy relationships class

Written by WiG Saturday, 13 April 2013 04:15

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center will offer a healthy relationships class beginning April 15 and continuing on Mondays through May 20.

The free class was “created to provide a safe space where participants can become aware of their own values, goals, and dreams and to practice living in alignment with that awareness. By the end of the series, participants will be able to feel more ‘in charge of oneself’ and create a basis for connecting – meaningfully, sustainable and lovingly – with someone else.”

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center takes its popular TGIF mixer to the Third Ward’s Kasana Café & Bistro beginning at 5:30 p.m. on April 12. The new café and event space is located at 241 N. Broadway (at Buffalo St.) on the building’s lower garden level.

Director seeks funding to shoot Web series in Madison

Written by WiG Friday, 03 May 2013 12:32

Actor/director Ben Fritz has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a Web series to be shot in Madison.

Based on the fictional book “The Ethical Slut,” which explores the nature of polyamorous relationships, Fritz’s series of the same name has attracted $17,468 in grassroots funding. He hopes to raise an additional $12,000 by May 9.

Forum on federal debt, deficits set for May 2 in Madison

Written by WiG Wednesday, 01 May 2013 20:18

Former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker will be the featured speaker at an evening forum May 2 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison.

Walker will be joined by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., for a panel discussion at the forum on “Federal Debt, Deficits and Bipartisan Solutions for a Prosperous Future.”

Cream City Foundation, in partnership with FORGE and the Galano Club, presents the first annual LGBT Organizations Community Gathering at Serb Hall, 5101 W. Oklahoma Ave., in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin LGBT groups welcome gay rights activist Dan Choi

Written by WiG Tuesday, 12 March 2013 04:52

Equality Wisconsin and Fair Wisconsin host a meet-and-greet this month with Lt. Dan Choi, the gay rights activist who was at the forefront of the campaign to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

Choi will be at a fundraiser at the Milwaukee home of a community supporter on March 25, from 5:30-8 p.m., to share his story.

Milwaukee LGBT center joins in Give OUT Day May 9

Written by WiG Friday, 03 May 2013 09:37

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has joined efforts to raise money for LGBT causes as part of Give OUT Day, a national initiative that on May 9 aims to mobilize thousands of individual donors to give in support of the LGBT nonprofit community.

"Less than 5 percent of the LGBTQ community gives to an LGBTQ cause, according to research from the Horizons Foundation and Movement Advancement Project," said Bolder Giving executive director Jason Franklin. "Give OUT Day aims to raise awareness of the need to support LGBTQ nonprofits and elevate the level of LGBTQ philanthropy."

Cream City Foundation unveils new logo

Written by WiG Thursday, 18 April 2013 10:04

The Cream City Foundation in Milwaukee unveiled a new logo this week.

The organization's president and CEO, Paul Fairchild, said, "This is a proud day, a logo that reflects who we are and what we do. …Thank you all for your support over the past year, and I look forward to the year ahead!"

Out gay man wins race for Fond du Lac City Council

Written by WiG Friday, 05 April 2013 15:55

In what is believed to be a first for the city of Fond du Lac, an out gay man was elected April 2 to serve on the City Council. Equality Wisconsin board co-president Dan Manning, an Army veteran and founder of the group Salute the Troops, took the third most votes in the April 2 election, defeating an incumbent who placed fourth.

LGBT groups to host webinar on Affordable Care Act

Written by WiG Tuesday, 12 March 2013 04:34

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce will join in a webinar on “What the Health Care Law Means For LGBT Small Businesses.”

The session takes place at 11 a.m. CT March 25 with the chamber joining the Small Business Majority, Center for American Progress and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce in exploring what the Affordable Care Act means for LGBT small businesses.