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  • Man pleads guilty in Larkin homicide

    A man pleaded guilty Aug. 31 to second-degree reckless homicide in the death of Milwaukee transgender woman Dana “Chanel” Larkin. In exchange, the state dropped more serious charges against Andrew Olaciregui, 27, who faces up to 25 years in prison ...
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  • Marriage equality foes outnumbered in Madison

    Supporters for marriage equality outnumbered National Organization for Marriage protesters by a ratio of 8 - 1 during a July 27 duel of rallies on the streets of Madison. NOM’s Madison stop was part of the group’s Summer for Marriage Tour, a 23-...
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  • Lt. governor convenes conference on LGBT youth

    Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton joins co-hosts GSA for Safe Schools and Diverse & Resilient in convening an inaugural statewide conference on LGBT youth March 5 at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Titled “Engaged and Empowered: the Lieutenant Gover...
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  • FrontRunners gives $500 to Cream City Foundation

    Every Saturday after Front-Runners/Walkers completes its weekly run/walk, members gather for breakfast. When the bill and tip are paid, leftover dollars and cents are pooled to contribute to a Milwaukee non-profit group. The group’s most recent benefic...
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  • Chick-fil-A gave nearly $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2009 alone

    The Georgia-based fast-food chain Chick-fil-A gave more than $1.7 million to anti-gay groups in 2009 alone, according to a review of its tax records conducted by Equality Matters. Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy has said that his company doesn’t carry...
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  • Dar Williams looks beyond gender orientation

    When singer/songwriter Dar Williams periodically comes out, it’s to remind her LGBT fans that she’s heterosexual. Williams married college friend Michael Robinson in 2002 and had a son, Stephen Gray Robinson, in 2004. But her sexual orientation doe...
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  • BC Bruisers hit the rink for new season

    “Boom. Boom. Pow!” No, this isn’t the hit Black Eyed Peas song or Adam West throwing punches in the “Batman” TV series. These are the sounds of Milwaukee’s Brewcity Bruisers taking command of the roller derby rink. The Bruisers launched int...
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  • Milwaukee settles ‘Naked Boys’ lawsuit

    Five years after a Milwaukee vice squad officer shut down a traveling production of the gay-themed, off-Broadway hit “Naked Boys Singing” at the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center, the city has settled the resulting lawsuit with a $20,000 check delivered ...
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  • Westboro Church members disinvited to FBI trainings

    The anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church, which is famous for organizing pickets of military funerals, was invited – until recently – to address training sessions for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to National Public Radio. Westboro mem...
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  • Santorum said to have paid $1 million for endorsement of anti-gay hate group

    Did GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum pay $1 million for the endorsement of an influential Iowa hate group leader ahead of the state’s Jan. 3 GOP caucuses? Less than 48 hours after receiving the thumbs-up from Bob Vander Plaats, head of The Family...
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  • A family’s marriage aisle widens

    It’s sometimes tough to measure progress, personal or political. Our lives are lived slowly, day by day, and so change can seem incremental. Or impossible. But a lot of difference can be made in a decade. About 10 years ago, I went to my dad’s secon...
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  • Confounding lesbian stereotypes

    A recent New York Times headline, citing new Census statistics, declared: “Parenting by Gays More Common in the South.” The article said that child rearing among same-sex couples is more common in the South than other regions. In addition, black an...
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  • Leaping lesbians!

    Katie Todd and Shelley Miller The busy queer music scene in Chicago is exemplified by Katie Todd and Shelley Miller. Both women can regularly be found performing live throughout the city. The gorgeous title track on “Mumbled Speech” (Level It), ...
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  • G-Safe to honor student activists

    Four Wisconsin high-school students will be honored at GSA for Safe Schools’ annual Leadership Award Celebration in Madison on May 8. The awards come with a $1,000 scholarship for each recipient as well as a chance to be recognized by the LGBT commun...
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  • HIV-positive porn star stands by story

    A clinic frequented by porn stars stood by findings that an adult film actor contracted HIV through personal sexual activity, contradicting his claims that he was infected through work. Adult Industry Medical Healthcare Foundation spokeswoman Jennifer Mi...
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  • Gay couple credited with preserving Mineral Point

    Along High Street, the steep thoroughfare that threads through hilly Mineral Point, mornings start quietly with a stirring of locals gathered for breakfast at The Red Rooster Café, 158 High St. The main street’s relative peace, flanked by quiet neighbo...
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  • Study finds born-again Christians have smaller brains

    People who identify as “born-again” Christians tend to have smaller brains than mainline Protestants, according to a new study conducted by Duke University Medical Center. Participants in the study, all them 58 or older, were initially recruited for...
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  • Chef Dominic Zumpano knocks it out of the park at Ryan Braun’s Graffito

    Attaching a celebrity’s name to a restaurant isn’t a new marketing strategy, but it can still work. Affiliations with sports figures, in particular, often bring faithful fans through the door. We know – and are thankful for the fact – that former...
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  • Santorum stresses anti-gay credentials in last-ditch attempt to win Iowa votes

    Rick Santorum on Friday proposed amending the U.S. Constitution to ban same-sex marriage and abortion as part of a broad appeal to the right-wing Christians he’s wooing in his race for the Republican presidential nomination. He also proposed reinstatin...
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  • Two arrested for brutal attack on gay man outside bar in Oshkosh

    Two men are being held at Winnebago County Jail on charges that they brutally beat a gay man outside PJ’s, 1601 Oregon St., in Oshkosh early Christmas morning. According to a criminal complaint cited in reports by local media, Lyall Ziebell, 20, and Ja...
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