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