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.

Florentine Opera Camerata hosts party for 'Albert Herring'

Written by WiG Tuesday, 26 February 2013 15:29

The Florentine Opera Camerata hosts a party a 7 p.m. on Sun., March 3, to celebrate its production of "Albert Herring," by gay composer Benjamin Britten. The festivities take place at The Room, 625 S. 2nd St., in Milwaukee’s Fifth Ward. Florentine general director William Florescu will attend along with the production’s star, tenor Rodell Rossel, to answer questions about the work.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP to Scott Stewart at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 414-291-5700, ext. 226.

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.

“The Queer Program” celebrates its 20th anniversary from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fri., March 15, at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center, 703 S. Second St.

Hosted by Michael and ‘D,’ the broadcast is Milwaukee’s longest-running weekly community interest public access cable program.

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.

Chris Abele announces $75,000 gift to Fair Wisconsin

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Sunday, 10 February 2013 17:51

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is donating $75,000 to Fair Wisconsin, which advocates for LGBT civil rights in the state and has an affiliated political action committee.

Abele’s contribution to FW comes just months after he announced a $50,000 matching grant to Equality Wisconsin, a Milwaukee-based LGBT advocacy group and PAC.