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