Milwaukee Gaze

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.

UWM denies in-state tuition to gay spouse

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 21 September 2012 13:49

Jorge Quintero and Robert Schneidewend.

Citing Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage and civil unions, the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee denied in-state tuition to the husband of a local resident who married him in New York.

No prophet is accepted in his own hometown, as the saying goes, and that’s certainly been filmmaker Justin Eugene Evans’ experience. Although the New Berlin resident is not native to the Milwaukee suburb, he credits his local address with preventing him from getting his award-winning film “A Lonely Place for Dying” shown on Milwaukee-area movie screens.

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.

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Protesters overcome harassment, draw worldwide attention

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 13:59

Volunteers with the Overpass Light Brigade display their support for striking workers of Palermo’s Pizza at the Ring Street overpass on I-43 on Aug. 27. –Photo: Adam Horwitz

Volunteers with the Overpass Light Brigade display their support for striking workers of Palermo’s Pizza at the Ring Street overpass on I-43 on Aug. 27.  -Photo: Adam Horwitz

Christian zealots shut down play in Delafield

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 30 August 2012 19:57

Emmitt Morgans, Nate Press and Brian Faracy in “The Bible – The Complete Word of God (abridged).

“The Bible –The Complete Word of God (abridged)” features three actors taking on dozens of characters from biblical lore. Costumes fly around the stage as fast as groaner puns. From the first fig leaf, it’s obvious the play is intended as a light-hearted farce.

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.

Ryan Braun steps up to plate for AIDS Walk

Written by WiG Friday, 21 September 2012 16:31

Milwaukee Brewers left-fielder Ryan Braun serves as the honorary chair of AIDS Walk Wisconsin, which takes place Oct. 6 at the Summerfest Grounds in Milwaukee. We asked the slugger via email about his involvement with the fundraiser, which benefits the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.

Milwaukee’s historic Trostel Mansion goes up for sale

Written by Kat Murrell,
Contributing writer
Sunday, 09 September 2012 09:09

The broad, tree-lined streets winding above the Lake Michigan shoreline on Milwaukee’s East Side are abundant with diverse architectural gems. Revivalist styles, from ornate Italianate villas to stately homes heavy with English Tudor gravitas, stand proudly side by side.

One of the area’s more notable homes, the Trostel mansion, 2611 N. Terrace Ave., is on the market.

Milwaukee hosts gay softball tournament

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Saturday, 25 August 2012 17:58