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  • Boys will be girlz at Brady Street Festival

    When Randy Thompson takes the stage at Milwaukee’s Brady Street Festival on July 30, many in the audience won’t realize they’re watching a movie star. “I went to L.A. for a role in the movie ‘Familee’ with Alan Cummings last month,” says Th...
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  • Resolution aims to advance evangelical takeover of government

    The House Judiciary Committee has approved a resolution reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the national motto and calling for its display in public schools and other government buildings. U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., a Tea Party leader, sponsored the...
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  • HIV infections in Wisconsin continue to rise

    The number of new HIV infections in Wisconsin continues to rise, and young African-American gay and bisexual men continue to be disproportionately affected by the epidemic, according to a new report. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ 2011 HI...
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  • Model castrated male companion to 'cure' homosexuality

    A Portuguese male model told police that he castrated and killed his companion in a posh New York hotel to “cure” him of homosexuality. The gruesome killing occurred while model Renato Seabra, 20, and well-known Portuguese fashion writer and gay acti...
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  • Go, Jónsi, go
    an interview with Jón ‘Jónsi’ Thor Birgisson

    As front man of the groundbreaking Icelandic band Sigur Rós, the openly gay Jónsi (pronounced Yónsi) provided warmth and an ethereal quality to the band’s lushly chilly songs. It’s hard to imagine what Sigur Rós would sound like absent Jónsi...
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  • Sheboygan shines with culinary gems

    Sheboygan’s culinary legacy has always been the bratwurst, but over time the city has reached beyond the bun. Today the former industrial community, barely 58 miles north of Milwaukee as the seagull flies along Lake Michigan’s shore, is home to an une...
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  • The right’s ‘darling’ follows Koch’s orders

    No one is expected to benefit from the money of billionaire David Koch and his stealth political organizations more than state Sen. Alberta Darling. One of Koch’s key connections to the Wisconsin Legislature, Darling is fighting challenger Sandy Pasch t...
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  • Right vows to make gay marriage 2012 election issue

    Angered conservatives are vowing to make same-sex marriage a front-burner election issue following the Obama administration’s announcement that it will no longer defend the federal law denying recognition to gay married couples. Leaders on the powerful...
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  • Planned Parenthood offers free HIV testing

    Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is providing free chlamydia and rapid HIV testing throughout Wisconsin every Monday in April. For a list of locations, go to www.ppwi.org. In addition, Planned Parenthood invites the LGBT community to join its monthly “S...
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  • Activist bishop to head Milwaukee diocese

    An activist against child abuse reform legislation, same-sex marriage, reproductive freedom. MILWAUKEE — The Vatican has named Bishop Jerome Listecki, an activist against child-abuse reform legislation, same-sex marriage, reproductive freedom and stem-...
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  • Major national Tea Party event canceled due to low registration

    The Tea Party’s Freedom Jamboree convention, scheduled for the fall, has been canceled due to low registration. That leaves leading GOP presidential contender Michele Bachmann and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum with some extra time on their hands. The t...
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  • Bracing for more brain drain

    One challenge that we consistently hear about in Wisconsin is that we suffer from what is known as a “brain drain.” Simply put, this is the loss of talented young and highly educated professionals to other states. With the coming takeover of state ...
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  • West Bend school sued for refusing Gay-Straight Alliance

    After years of being denied official status as a club, the West Bend High School Gay-Straight Alliance filed suit in Milwaukee federal court on May 12, charging school officials with illegal discrimination. The suit came just three days after the GSA...
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  • Unmasked?

    As of press time, the same people who spent millions fighting a massive campaign to overturn same-sex marriage in California were fighting a judge’s decision to videotape a trial to determine Proposition 8’s constitutionality. They claimed the proceed...
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  • Beyond ‘Priscilla’
    an interview with filmmaker Stephan Elliott

    Stephan Elliott is a storyteller. On screen or over the phone, Elliott has a way of telling a story and making it fascinating. Having just mounted “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert,” the stage musical version of his Oscar-winning 1994 movie “The Ad...
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  • Lesbian couple called heroes in Norway shooting

    A married lesbian couple is credited with saving 40 young people from the right-wing shooter who gunned down 76 in twin attacks in Norway on July 23. Hege Dalen and her spouse Toril Hansen were having dinner on the shore opposite a youth campsite on Utoy...
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  • Gay foes funnel big cash into recall races

    An anti-gay extremist group is pouring big money into commercials for GOP senators facing recall elections on Aug. 9. Wisconsin Family Action has spent at least $304,000 in recent weeks on broadcast ads smearing the Democratic opponents of two right-wing...
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  • Milwaukee police name LGBT liaison

    For the first time, the Milwaukee Police Department has named an official liaison to the city’s LGBT community. Last month, MPD Chief Ed Flynn appointed Mary Hoerig, an out veteran of the police force, to serve in the position. Hoerig already was act...
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  • Seize the moment for recall

    A radical brand of Republicans seized control of our state government in January, and they’ve already inflicted a lot of damage on the state. But they’ve also inspired a growing movement of regular citizens who are fighting to take back Wisconsin f...
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  • The icon of Club ICON: Clint Jones

    His resume reads like a corporate success story of MBA-related experience in banking, credit, and revenue cycles for big business. But he’s also the proprietor of Club ICON, the gay go-to dance club along the I-94 corridor access road in Kenosha. Cli...
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