Soulstice Theatre Founder Retires

Written by WiG Friday, 30 May 2014 14:21

Follies marks the last performance for Soulstice Theatre founder Char Manny, who founded the St. Francis-based company in 2002.

Tapping into more than 15 years’ experience as a director and theater educator at Greendale High School, Manny turned an avocation into a successful vocation.

Community briefs: L Fund, Film Fest, Big Gay 5K

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 30 May 2014 04:41

The L Fund invites nonprofits to apply for funding of activities that improve the lives of lesbians or for sponsorship of a community event that benefits lesbians in the greater Milwaukee area. Activities or events must take place between July 1 and Dec. 31. The deadline to apply is June 12. For more, go to

Dining Out for Life is April 24

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 April 2014 09:02

Restaurants across the country are joining in the annual Dining Out for Life — a celebration of HIV/AIDS activism that adds to nonprofit accounts and satisfies appetites.

ARCW's Make a Promise awards dinner is April 26

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:50

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is honoring philanthropists Will Radler and Susie and Cary Silverstein and more than 25 social work case managers who work with HIV patients. The awards will be presented during the 28th annual Make A Promise gala on April 26 at the Wisconsin Center. “Our award recipients for 2014 truly embody the Make A Promise tradition,” said ARCW president and CEO Mike Gifford. “These individuals are all leaders who saw a better way forward in improving the lives of people with HIV and acted on it.” For more, go to

Lav Grads celebrate fifth ceremony

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 30 May 2014 04:41

The UW-Milwaukee LGBT Resource Center celebrated its fifth annual Lavender Graduation ceremony — “Lav Grad ’14” — on May 14.

Graduating students can self-identify as a Lav Grad, or can be nominated by a member of the UWM community.

Wisconsin-focused doc ‘Citizen Koch’ to screen in Madison, Milwaukee

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 15 May 2014 16:36

Madison and Milwaukee will screen Citizen Koch, which tells the story of the changing American political landscape from the perspective of three Wisconsin state employees — all lifelong Republicans — who found their party taking direct aim at them with Scott Walker’s campaign against collective bargaining and unions.

The documentary premieres in June after debuting at Sundance. The film will open in Madison and Milwaukee on June 13. It also will screen in other select cities, including New York, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Columbus, Ohio, and Hartford, Connecticut.

Diverse & Resilient seeks new staff members

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:57

Diverse & Resilient is looking to fill three new positions. Two positions involve implementing evidence-based prevention programs for partner violence and sexual health promotion. An administrative position will entail assisting the agency president and CEO and two directors. Applications are due by May 5. Phone Laura Maker at 414-390-0444 or find more information at

FORGE hosts transgender health events

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:46

FORGE is going forward into spring with several health-related events, including “An Introduction to Transgender Health Care” at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee on April 17. The program begins at 5 p.m.

Also, FORGE is promoting “Trans Health Matters,” a wide-ranging discussion on health care, at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 1110 N. Market St., Milwaukee. The program is at 1 p.m. on April 18. For more, go to

Jewish Community at Pridefest

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 30 May 2014 04:41

Join the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and other Jewish community organizations at an Interfaith Sabbath Service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 6 at Milwaukee Pridefest 2014, held at Maier Festival Park on Milwaukee’s lakefront.

The service will be participatory and inclusive for all backgrounds. Sabbath observance at PrideFest continues with a Shabbat activity booth in the Health and Wellness section of the festival from 12 to 6 p.m. on June 7 and 8.

Milwaukee author, poet presents original play

Written by WiG Tuesday, 06 May 2014 15:59

Everyone’s stories are true, an original play by Milwaukee poet and author Sabley Sabin, will run for two nights only on Fri., May 16, and Sat., May 17, at Theatre Unchained, 1024 S. 5th St, Milwaukee.

Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:53

The Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission hosts a community forum at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., 6-7 p.m. on April 22, to hear from residents about issues. The forum features an update from commission chair Jason Rae, as well as welcoming remarks from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. Respond to Rae at 414-344-1733.

Milwaukee Holistic Health Expo on April 26

Written by Louis Weisberg Friday, 18 April 2014 08:44

Milwaukee Holistic Health Expo focuses on wellness on April 26, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., at West Allis Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W Lincoln Ave., West Allis. For more, go to