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.
Honduran LGBT activist Jose "Pepe" Palacios will talk about the movement in his country in a program at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 1110 N. Market St., Milwaukee.
Palacios is a founding member of the Honduran LGBT group, Diversity Movement in Resistance and a member of the steering committee of the National Front of Popular Resistance.
Four people will be voted on to the board during the center’s annual meeting Feb. 28.
Women's Voices Milwaukee performs a holiday concert – All I Want for Christmas – Dec. 7 and Dec. 8.
The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee.
The Milwaukee Film Festival plans another 15-day run this year.
Festival organizers extended last year’s event from 11 to 15 days and say it was such a success they are doing it again. The festival will run from Sept. 26 through Oct. 10.
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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.
Every year, Diverse & Resilient recognizes individuals and organizations for leadership in, and on behalf of, Wisconsin’s LGBT community.
D&R is seeking nominations for community leaders who showed significant leadership on the community’s behalf during 2012.
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, and the National Endowment for the Arts announced this week the release of $50,000 in grant funding to support Milwaukee arts.
This grant money will help create and preserve the arts through dance and theater as well as support artist residencies, according to Moore's office.
Sage Milwaukee plans to celebrate the holiday season with a luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Double Tree Hotel, 611 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Reservations are required by Dec. 4.