Milwaukee Gaze

Joe Pabst and MAM refine the art of AIDS awareness

Written by Debra Brehmer,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 29 November 2012 17:22

Taryn Simon’s “Live HIV.” -Photo: John R. Glembin

Focusing attention on serious issues is a challenge in a culture that seems intent on distracting people from them.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel decides to cease political endorsements

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Saturday, 27 October 2012 15:05

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin’s largest newspaper, has announced that it will not make political endorsements this year.

The newspaper took a lot of heat for backing Supreme Court Justice David Prosser last year as well as Gov. Scott Walker in his recent recall election, even though the endorsements in both cases read to many people like apologies for the embattled candidates they backed.

Women's Voices Milwaukee hosts Halloween dance

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 19 October 2012 15:18

Women’s Voices Milwaukee will perform at the gala. -Photo: courtesy wvm

Women’s Voices Milwaukee is inviting women to go “boo” and catch a beat at the Girls Ghostly Gala, a dance the group hopes to make a highlight on the fall social calendar.

A guide to Wisconsin's fright nights, horror houses, terror traps, zombie zaps

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
Staff writer
Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:55

Despite being gay since birth, I must admit that Halloween is not my favorite holiday. My husband Rick Karlin is happy to don a costume, drag or otherwise, at a moment’s notice. He loves Halloween parades, trick or treating (but not tricking), Halloween parties and popcorn balls.

Grow Great Women nurtures leaders

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Thursday, 29 November 2012 16:51

Kim Loper’s roots are in Milwaukee, but she spent her college years as a transplant in Minneapolis. So when she returned to her hometown, she needed to reestablish herself.

On appeal, UWM grants in-state tuition rate to husband in same-sex marriage

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Saturday, 27 October 2012 13:23

Dr. Robert Schneidewend and Jorge Quintero.

UWM officials have decided to award in-state tuition rates to a gay man who moved to Milwaukee to be with his husband, who’s lived in the city for over a year. The couple was legally married in New York.

Plymouth Church to become even more welcoming

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 19 October 2012 11:38

An artist’s rendering of the new entrance to Plymouth Church on Milwaukee’s East Side. A $1.67 million renovation on the century-old building, which is home to several gay groups, is scheduled for completion next spring. -Photo: Courtesy

For more than two decades, Milwaukee’s Plymouth Church has been a welcoming and affirming place for LGBT people to worship. The church is affiliated with the United Church of Christ, perhaps the nation’s most progressive Protestant denomination. 

Brumder Mansion offers charm, theater and an occasional visitor from the other side

Written by Mike Muckian,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 18 October 2012 12:39

Milwaukee’s Brumder Mansion. -Photo: paranormalincorporatedblogspot.com

Haunted houses have always held an appeal for us, but my wife and I never had the opportunity – or the courage – to spend the night in one. Instead, we thought we’d start slowly, perhaps with a haunted room in one of Milwaukee’s grand homes.

MPS again delays action on implementing benefits

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 02 November 2012 12:35

The Milwaukee Public Schools Board has again delayed action on facilitating access to domestic partner benefits for MPS employees.

The current application process is more burdensome than any used by other employers in Wisconsin, say equality advocates.

Milwaukee Community Center holds Oct. 23 vigil for victims of domestic violence

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 19 October 2012 15:57

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a candlelight vigil in honor of LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the courtyard outside the center, 1110 N. Market Street.

The center operates Milwaukee’s Anti-Violence Program (AVP), which launched in 2001 to provide services to LGBT survivors of crimes, including intimate-partner violence (IPV), hate crimes or sexual assault. Services include counseling, case management and legal advocacy.

Freshman rep aims to change Milwaukee's image

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 19 October 2012 11:20

Evan Goyke, right, speaks with a voter during his primary race. - Photo: Goyke for Assembly

Evan Goyke, right, speaks with a voter during his primary race. - Photo: Goyke for Assembly

Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival reflects global diversity

Written by Mike Muckian,
Contributing writer
Friday, 05 October 2012 16:13
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Aging lesbian partners make a humorous and touching break for the Canadian border. A stirring documentary chronicles one group’s struggle against the AIDS epidemic. Gay men and transgenders fight for survival in three different homosexual-intolerant countries.