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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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  • 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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  • ‘Peter Pan’ takes flight at ballet

    The easiest way to get to Neverland is to follow the second star to the right and then head straight on till morning. But you need to be flying in order to get there. Marc Petrocci does all that and more as star of the Milwaukee Ballet’s upcoming wor...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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