City Of Milwaukee Commissioner of Health Bevan K. Baker and Diverse & Resilient executive director Gary Hollander recently announced the expansion of a groundbreaking print and radio campaign designed to foster acceptance of LGBT people from their families and peers.
The City of Milwaukee Youth Council has awarded The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center $15,000 for its youth program – Project Q. One of six agencies to be awarded grants, the center will use the money to enhance existing resources and fund community service projects for LGBT youth.
“This grant is a sign of continued faith in the center’s programs,” said the organization’s co-president Paul Williams.
The Carnival Glory will set off on the world’s largest drag-queen cruise on Dec. 2.
The cruise is christened Drag Stars at Sea: Revenge of the Wench.
Chippewa Valley Pride celebrations take place from Aug. 2-5 and include a dinner, a picnic, an ice cream social and boat rides.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Aug. 23 addressed the National LGBT Bar Assocation during its annual Lavender Law Conference and Career Fair.
The conference is taking place this week at the Washington Hilton Hotel and includes speeches, an awards ceremony, lectures and panel discussions.
The Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussions, 631 N. 19th St., Milwaukee, is hosting a series of discussions – Beyond Polarization Dialogues.
The schedule includes discussions on immigration on Sept. 19, economic fairness and freedom on Oct. 17, democracy on Nov. 5 and war on Nov. 12.
Wisconsin’s ACLU activists are organizing to observe Banned Books Week, which takes place Sept. 30-Oct. 6 across the country.
The ACLU embraces Banned Books Week because, according to an announcement, “the right to read and freely exchange information is at the heart of the First Amendment.”
Wisconsin’s Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools is inviting supporters to help send a student to a leadership training camp in August.
GSAFE says at the annual Leadership Training Institute, “campers will spend four days learning the skills and knowledge they need to organize for safer schools for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students.”
The East Town Association and Juneau Park Friends will hold a meeting regarding the proposed Neighborhood Improvement District in downtown Milwaukee, which will use funds from the district to renew and reinvigorate Cathedral Square and Juneau Park.
The meeting will take place on Aug. 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Miller Room of the O’Donnell Pavilion, 910 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee.
The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs will receive a $25,000 grant from Verizon to expand services to LGBT survivors of domestic violence.
Last year, the NCAVP released a survey showing that mainstream victim service programs lack the resources to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survivors of domestic violence.
The Milwaukee ACLU Chapter, along with the Sherman Park Association, is sponsoring a voting-rights information event with free food, music and school supplies for kids.
The event is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 11 in Sherman park.
The Cream City Foundation is sponsoring My Best Friend is Straight, a summer party, on July 26.
The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Ave., Milwaukee. An after-party party takes place at 9 p.m. at Charlie’s in the Third Ward, 320 E. Menomonee.