Equality Wisconsin, a statewide LGBT civil rights group, holds its annual meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 1110 N. Market St., Milwaukee.
The program includes election of board members and remarks by state Sen. Chris Larson and Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa.
Community leaders in late September announced the creation of a new statewide group – the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce – for businesses, professionals and individuals throughout Wisconsin.
“While there are other organizations that represent the state’s LGBT community, until now, no organization has represented the LGBT business community,” said founder and executive director Jason Rae. “Our role is to connect LGBT and gay-allied businesses in the state with government and provide economic opportunities for our members.”
A nonprofit group that already owns three other Frank Lloyd Wright houses on one Milwaukee block has bought a fourth.
Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin hopes to turn the block of six Wright homes on Milwaukee’s south side into an interpretive site for visitors. There are four duplexes and two bungalows.
The 2012 Equality Business Luncheon, hosted by the Cream City Foundation, takes place on Oct. 25 at the Harley-Davidson Museum, 400 W. Canal St., Milwaukee.
The event includes networking at 11:15 a.m., lunch at noon and a keynote address at 12:30 p.m.
The 11th annual Brady Street Pet Parade takes place at 11 a.m. on Oct. 7.
Participants – canine and human – are invited to parade down Brady.
As part of National Coming Out Week, the UWM LGBT Resource Center is hosting YouTube personality and blogger Davey Wavey at 7 p.m. on Oct. 10 in the university’s Wisconsin Room. Davey Wavey will show a multi-media presentation and take questions from the audience. Admission is free. For more information, call 414-229-4116.
There were 326 reported attempts to remove materials from libraries in 2011, according to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.
The ALA is encouraging people to read those books and others in observance of Banned Books Week, which began Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 6.
Grow Great Women, a project of Diverse & Resilient, hosts its fourth annual Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Health Forum on Oct. 20.
A full day is planned, including lunch.
AIDS Walk Wisconsin takes place Oct. 6 on Milwaukee’s lakefront with Brewer Ryan Braun serving as honorary co-chair of the event.
Sponsors include MillerCoors, Community Foundation, and RC Johnson.
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce has announced the co-chairs of the organization’s Steering Committee – Cris Selin of Middleton and Leonard Sobczak of Milwaukee.
“We are excited to have Cris and Leonard’s leadership at the table as we work to grow the LGBT business community in Wisconsin,” said Jason Rae, the chamber’s executive director. “The insight that these two co-chairs will bring to the steering committee is a tremendous asset to the organization.”
Live Out Loud, a nonprofit seeking to encourage role models for youth, wants LGBT people to return to their high schools for homecoming and talk about their lives.
The group says its Homecoming Project encourages successful LGBT adults to “gay it forward.”