The eighth annual “Refashion for Life” charity fashion show on Wed., Aug. 26, benefits CommonGround Ministry/Elena’s House.

Peace activists to march in Wisconsin

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:25

Peace activists, including those with the Wisconsin Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars, will march about 90 miles — from the Dane County jail to Volk Field in Douglas — to protest the military’s deployment of drones.

Wine walks in question after state issues new guidance

Written by The AP Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:24

New guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue may end Reedsburg’s popular wine walk and other similar events statewide.

The wine walks are typically fundraisers for sponsoring organizations. Retailers that usually don’t offer food or beverages serve glasses of wine to participants.

Community bulletins
May 7, 2015

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 07 May 2015 09:18

ManpowerGroup has joined the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as its newest gold founding member. Manpower’s global headquarters is in Milwaukee.

Coalition for Justice holds mass meeting this evening at 6 p.m.

Written by WiG Tuesday, 18 August 2015 11:20

—PHOTO: Facebook

The Coalition for Justice holds a mass meeting this evening at 6 p.m. at All Peoples Church, 2600 N. 2nd St. The meeting’s goal is to re-engage supporters of the movement, according to a press release from the event’s organizers.

Local jazz musicians to play Summerfest grounds

Written by WiG Wednesday, 29 July 2015 17:59

Organizers announced that the Summerfest Grounds will host a free one-day jazz festival, Visions on the Lake, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 2.

Co-presented by Milwaukee World Festival and Milwaukee Jazz Fusion, a community group dedicated to advancing jazz in Milwaukee, the event is the second installment of Visions on the Lake, which debuted in 2013.

Community briefs
May 21, 2015

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 21 May 2015 19:50

BIKING BENEFITS: Milwaukee area businesses partnered in Bike! Bingo and Bicycle Benefits to promote cycling this spring and summer. Cyclists place Bicycle Benefits stickers on helmets and find discounts at participating businesses. In Bike! Bingo, riders cycle to participating businesses to complete a bingo on their card for a prize. For more, go to 

Wisconsin May Day solidarity march set for May 1

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 01 May 2015 06:45

The National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights — Wisconsin May Day Solidarity March for Immigrant and Worker Rights is set for 11 a.m. on May 1 in Milwaukee.

An announcement from Voces de la Frontera said there will be a rally at 11 a.m. at Voces de la Frontera, 1027 S. Fifth St., Milwaukee, followed by a march to the Milwaukee County Courthouse at 10th and Wells and then a closing program.

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce named 'Chamber of the Year'

Written by WiG Thursday, 13 August 2015 17:31

Jason Rae

 The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the 2015 Chamber of the Year Award on Aug. 13 at the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce 2015 International Business & Leadership Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Last year, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce received the Rising Star Chamber Award.

Surfrider Foundation celebrates Lake Michigan with summer events

Written by The Wisconsin Gazette Thursday, 09 July 2015 08:10

As summer kicks into full gear, local surfers have organized a series of events aimed at heightening awareness and protection of Lake Michigan.

ARCW donates its archives to UWM Libraries

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 08 May 2015 08:56

A picture from an ACT UP demonstration in downtown Milwaukee. — PHOTO: Courtesy

In the early 1980s, as a deadly new disease began devastating gay communities in New York and California, the Midwest braced for what Mike Gifford calls “a tsunami headed here from both coasts.”

Community bulletins
April 29, 2015

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 23 April 2015 21:14

Madison joins brief defending immigration actions

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced in mid-April that the city joined 73 cities and counties in filing a friend-of-the-court brief in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals urging immediate implementation of President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration.