Hoping to build off recent bans in Europe and India, opponents of animal testing for cosmetics plan to make a big push for a similar prohibition in the United States. The effort could be a tough sell in a Republican-controlled Congress.
The city of Madison earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, which looks at cities and efforts to ensure equal treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
The average score for cities in Wisconsin is 76 out of 100 points, which falls above the national average of 59, according to the HRC Foundation, which released the study this week.
The 85 richest people in the world now have the same wealth as the poorest half of the world, according to anti-poverty organization Oxfam. In a report released in late October, the charitable group said the number of billionaires in the world has doubled since the financial crisis, but prosperity hasn’t — and won’t — trickle down.
Those 85 people at the top of the pyramid saw their collective wealth increase $668 million per day from 2013 to 2014 — almost $500,000 a minute, according to the report Even it Up: Time to End Extreme Inequality.
The Wisconsin Gazette was conceived over dinner at a sushi restaurant in Kenosha in June 2009. Present were photographer Jason Smith, journalist Lisa Neff and Louis Weisberg, who’d worked in both journalism and marketing. The three, who had worked together at weekly LGBT newspapers in Chicago, presented Milwaukee businessman Leonard Sobczak with a terrible idea: to start a new LGBT publication at the depth of the worst recession in memory.
The GOP-controlled House approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Nov. 14, sending the bill on to the U.S. Senate to take up during the lame-duck session.
The Senate, currently under a Democratic majority, is expected to vote on a measure on Nov. 18, but the timeline could change.
A rural New York wedding venue whose owners were fined $13,000 for refusing to host a wedding for a lesbian couple has stopped booking ceremonies.
Liberty Ridge Farm's owners, citing constitutional rights to free speech and religious freedom, have appealed the August ruling by the Division of Human Rights that they violated state anti-discrimination law.
The world has seen only a small improvement in equality for women in the workplace in nine years of measuring the global gender gap. And, with all else remaining equal, it will take 81 years for the world to close the equality gap, according to a report by the World Economic Forum.
“Much of the progress on gender equality over the last 10 years has come from more women entering politics and the workforce,” said Saadia Zahidi, head of the gender parity program at the Geneva-based nonprofit and the lead author of the report. “While more women and more men have joined the workforce over the last decade, more women than men entered the labor force in 49 countries.”
At least nine in 10 LGBT students in Wisconsin say they regularly hear "gay" used in a negative way and almost as many hear other homophobic remarks at school on a regular basis.
These are two findings in the biennial National School Climate Survey released by the Gay, Straight Education Network this week.
Gay couples across Kansas headed to county offices on Nov. 13 where judges granted marriage licenses and waived waiting periods after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex unions over the objections of the state's attorney general.
Despite a legal tangle involving the state Supreme Court, gay partners moved ahead with wedding plans. One couple married in front of the courthouse in Manhattan, Kansas.
Openly gay U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin will serve another two-year term. As will openly LGBT U.S. Reps. Mark Takano of California, Jared Polis of Colorado, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Sean Patrick Maloney of New York and David Cicilline of Rhode Island.
Also, on Election Day, lesbian Maura Healey won her historic race for attorney general in Massachusetts.
The moon was nearly full and a red tide washed across the United States on Nov. 4. Did you hear the wolves howling?