Archives

Filter 

  • Sex researchers find straight men search for large penises online

    The new book “A Billion Wicked Thoughts” by neuroscientists Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam used a computer program to analyze a billion Web searches and gather insights on sexual desire. Among the researchers’ many surprising findings was that straight men...
    View article

  • State, M&I Bank workers receive partner benefits

    Two of the state’s largest employers began offering domestic partner benefits Jan. 1. The State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds, which handles benefits for most employees of state government and the University of Wisconsin system, now p...
    View article

  • Study: Youth suicides highest in right-wing areas

    Suicide attempts by gay teens – and even straight kids – are more common in politically conservative areas where schools don’t have programs supporting gay rights, a study involving nearly 32,000 high school students found. Those factors raised the...
    View article

  • Old Navy debuts line of gay Pride T-shirts

    Today Old Navy launches a line of LGBT Pride T-shirts for men, women and babies. Ten percent of  proceeds from sales of the shirts will benefit the It Gets Better Project in support of LGBT youth. “We are proud to support the new @OldNavy Gay Pride te...
    View article

  • Three die in London after pastors tell them to stop taking HIV meds

    At least three HIV-infected women in London have died after they stopped taking anti-viral drugs on the advice of their evangelical Christian pastors. The BBC reported that the women were told that God would heal them. ...
    View article

  • Michigan mayor under fire for anti-gay post

    A new Michigan mayor is under fire for on old Facebook statement that she might throw away an “I love New York” bag because the state legalized same-sex marriage. Troy Mayor Janice Daniels was elected to the office in November. ...
    View article

  • Man found dead at Milwaukee bathhouse

    A 54-year-old man was found dead at Milwaukee’s Midtowne Spa, 315 S. Water St., on Jan. 3. The cause of death is under investigation. The man, whose name has not been released, was last seen alive on video going to his room at the gay bathhouse at 3:42...
    View article

  • Have you met Miss Jones?
    an interview with Shirley Jones

    In a career spanning more than 50 years, Shirley Jones established herself as a multi-faceted performer, starring on stage, screen and television. Although she is perhaps best remembered as the mother in the 1960s TV hit  “The Partridge Family,” Jone...
    View article

  • Co-founder of new anti-gay group has multiple arrest record

    Anti-gay activists have created a new group that aims to overturn Appleton’s domestic partner benefits policy. The Appleton Common Council voted Sept. 7 to extend employment benefits to the registered same-sex domestic partners of city workers. But for...
    View article

  • Dahmer madness still echoes

    When Milwaukee police arrested Jeffrey Dahmer late on July 22, 1991, the revelation of his crimes hit like a shock wave, especially in the city’s gay community. I covered the story for Wisconsin Light and national gay papers from July 1991 through Dahm...
    View article

  • APT conjures Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’

    When asked late in his career why he refused to acknowledge he was gay, Noel Coward is reported to have replied, “Because there are two old ladies in Worthing who don’t know, and I’d like to keep it that way.” Coward, who died in 1973, had a long...
    View article

  • McDonald's fires employee who videotaped beating of trans woman

    The owner of a Baltimore-area McDonald’s has fired an employee who videotaped the beating of a transgender customer on April 18. More than half a million people viewed the violent attack on You Tube and other sites. “My first and foremost concern is ...
    View article

  • Walker and other GOP lawmakers to sit out Labor Day events

    Gov. Scott Walker and many of the state’s other Republican lawmakers, including state Sen. Alberta Darling, will sit out Labor Day events this year. Walker issued a Labor Day proclamation praising the state’s workers. But the governor said that on Se...
    View article

  • Shawano school paper runs hate column

    Shawano middle-schooler Tanner Uttecht went home one January day carrying a newspaper column to discuss.  The Shawano High School Hawk Post contained a page with point-counterpoint commentary on gays adopting and parenting children. Tanner and his three...
    View article

  • Extreme Vukmir confidential

    Republican state Rep. Leah Vukmir, D-Wauwatosa, is currently running for the 5th District state senate seat against incumbent Democrat Sen. Jim Sullivan.  All indications point to this being the highest profile race for the state legislature this year...
    View article

  • Natural 'Viagra' found in bin Laden's hideout

    Avena syrup, a botanical product often used as “natural Viagra,” was discovered at the Pakistan compound where Osama bin Laden, 54, was living with three wives of his wives, according to NBC News. The al-Qaeda chief’s youngest bride was 29 years old...
    View article

  • Oscar Wilde’s legendery visit to brady street

    (The following is reprinted from “Forgotten Tales of Wisconsin” by permission of author Martin Hintz.) Flamboyant Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde visited Milwaukee’s Nunnemacher’s Grand Opera House to present a lecture on interior design on...
    View article

  • ‘25’ to life
    an interview with out singer/songwriter Patty Larkin

    Musicians have found a variety of ways to commemorate musical anniversaries, including massive concert tours and expanded reissues of hit albums. Out singer/songwriter Patty Larkin, who grew up in Milwaukee, has taken a fascinating and rewarding app...
    View article

  • AIDS Quilt panels coming to MAM

    From June 8 to June 20, Milwaukee area residents and visitors will be able to see a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt for the first time in more than four years. The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Art Museum have joined forces t...
    View article

  • Larkin’s killer gets 18 years

    A judge sentenced Andrew Olacirequi to 11 years in prison and seven years of extended supervision for the May 7 slaying of Dana (Chanel) Larkin, an African-American transgender woman who resided in Milwaukee. Under terms of a plea bargain, Olacirequi p...
    View article

Page 6 of 177