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!"
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center will celebrate the Oscar nominations of its Project Q alumnus Michael Raisler with an Academy Awards viewing party at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Raisler, a native of Wauwatosa, is executive producer of “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” which earned a total of four Oscar nods, including for best picture and best director.