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Mayor Earl Bullock

City Council members of Latta, S.C., are probing why homophobic Mayor Earl Bullard suddenly fired Police Chief Crystal Moore, an out lesbian who has served with distinction on the town’s police department for 20 years.

Report: IRS audits less than 1 percent of partnerships with over $100M in assets

Written by The Associated Press Saturday, 19 April 2014 17:54

The Internal Revenue Service audits fewer than 1 percent of large business partnerships, according to a recent government report.

Diverse & Resilient seeks new staff members

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:57

Diverse & Resilient is looking to fill three new positions. Two positions involve implementing evidence-based prevention programs for partner violence and sexual health promotion. An administrative position will entail assisting the agency president and CEO and two directors. Applications are due by May 5. Phone Laura Maker at 414-390-0444 or find more information at http://www.diverseandresilient.org/employment-opportunities.

FORGE hosts transgender health events

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:46

FORGE is going forward into spring with several health-related events, including “An Introduction to Transgender Health Care” at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee on April 17. The program begins at 5 p.m.

Also, FORGE is promoting “Trans Health Matters,” a wide-ranging discussion on health care, at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 1110 N. Market St., Milwaukee. The program is at 1 p.m. on April 18. For more, go to forge-forward.org.

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Written by AP Sunday, 20 April 2014 05:00

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

Obama administration delays decision on Keystone XL

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Saturday, 19 April 2014 09:39

The U.S. Department of State notified eight federal agencies that it will provide more time for the submission of their views on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project.

Agencies, according to the State Department announcement, need additional time based on the uncertainty created by the on-going litigation in the Nebraska Supreme Court, which could ultimately affect the pipeline route in that state.

Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:53

The Milwaukee County Human Rights Commission hosts a community forum at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., 6-7 p.m. on April 22, to hear from residents about issues. The forum features an update from commission chair Jason Rae, as well as welcoming remarks from Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele. Respond to Rae at 414-344-1733.

Milwaukee Holistic Health Expo on April 26

Written by Louis Weisberg Friday, 18 April 2014 08:44

Milwaukee Holistic Health Expo focuses on wellness on April 26, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., at West Allis Nathan Hale High School, 11601 W Lincoln Ave., West Allis. For more, go to www.mkehealthexpo.com.

More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

Dining Out for Life is April 24

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 April 2014 09:02

Restaurants across the country are joining in the annual Dining Out for Life — a celebration of HIV/AIDS activism that adds to nonprofit accounts and satisfies appetites.

ARCW's Make a Promise awards dinner is April 26

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 April 2014 08:50

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is honoring philanthropists Will Radler and Susie and Cary Silverstein and more than 25 social work case managers who work with HIV patients. The awards will be presented during the 28th annual Make A Promise gala on April 26 at the Wisconsin Center. “Our award recipients for 2014 truly embody the Make A Promise tradition,” said ARCW president and CEO Mike Gifford. “These individuals are all leaders who saw a better way forward in improving the lives of people with HIV and acted on it.” For more, go to arcw.org.

The National Gay and Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame, based in Chicago, is accepting nominations for the class of 2014. Nominations are due by April 22 and details can be found at gayandlesbiansports.com.