Milwaukee Gaze

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

Tina Owen and Jennifer Morales have been together for seven years. -Photo: Facebook

Equality advocates were overjoyed when the Milwaukee Public Schools decided in September 2008 to extend employee health benefits to the same-sex partners of city school workers. The decision was hailed as a significant local civil rights advancement.

Momentum builds at Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writerS
Thursday, 28 June 2012 21:29

Dramatic changes at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center continue to brighten its financial outlook, say the group’s new leaders.

In the past several months, volunteers, many of whom were involved in establishing the center in the late 1990s, have revamped the board, created new operational policies and renegotiated the center’s lease arrangement to more favorable terms.

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.

Gay Milwaukee man celebrates 100th birthday

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 10 August 2012 19:56

Ken Fells. -Photo: Adam Horwitz

One of the most common and malicious myths that homophobes perpetrate about LGBT people is that they live on average 20 years less than heterosexuals, due to their “unhealthy homosexual lifestyle.”

Epidemic of shame
Sexual abuse twists lives, contorts socitey

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Sunday, 29 July 2012 19:22

The courtroom testimony last month in the sex abuse case of former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was all too familiar to Milwaukeean Karl Larson.

PrideFest 2012 reports record revenue

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writerS
Sunday, 17 June 2012 10:46

Mayor Tom Barrett and PrideFest president Scott Gunkel at the opening ceremony. - Photo: Adam Horwitz

PrideFest Milwaukee’s 25th anniversary event broke prior revenue records and increased attendance by 10 percent over 2011, its organizers reported. A total of 28,137 people attended the annual Pride festival, one of the nation’s largest.

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.

Right wing 'Dems' out to beat progressives Pasch and Zamarripa in Aug. 14 primary

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Thursday, 09 August 2012 15:44

Millie Coby opposes reproductive choice and is a minister in a church that promotes the belief that homosexuality is a sin. Yet black Democratic leaders have endorsed her over progressive Sandy Pasch in the 10th Assembly District primary because of her race.

State Reps. JoCasta Zamarripa and Sandy Pasch, along with their supporters, charge that their Democratic primary opponents’ views are more in line with Republicans than with mainstream Democrats.

Native son
Acclaimed film producer says Milwaukee LGBT Community Center inspired him to success

Written by Gregg Shapiro,
staff writer
Sunday, 29 July 2012 18:02

Michael Raisler, producer of the award-winning independent film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” -Photo: Courtesy Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

Michael Raisler, producer of the award-winning independent film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”  -Photo: Courtesy Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

Lounging by the lake
PrideFest hosts Wom!nz Spot Lounge and Café

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Sunday, 03 June 2012 20:06

Mandy Cappleman

 A new lounge is opening in Milwaukee – an intimate space with an impressive entertainment lineup.