Remembering past LGBT community leaders

Written by Jamakaya Sunday, 15 June 2014 15:50

During Pride season, my thoughts fly to the people who helped get us to where we are, those who are no longer with us to celebrate and share the fun.

The incredible vanishing city

Written by James Rowen,
Special to WiG
Thursday, 15 May 2014 15:23

The Milwaukee skyline.

Milwaukee residents and businesses are paying taxes to support the Wisconsin Department of Tourism website. But the City of Milwaukee, which has the lion's share of the state's cultural attractions, is virtually missing on the site.

Easy ways to help the planet

Written by Jamakaya Friday, 02 May 2014 16:39

Here are some practical ways to observe Earth Day throughout the year.

Praise greets Shorewood School District

Written by FORGE Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:43

Shorewood High School

A small cadre of activists scrambled to attend the Shorewood School District Board’s March 11 meeting, worried that they would have to counter a right-wing backlash against school board members’ passage of a policy recognizing and protecting transgender students.

Revisiting ‘Pride and Prejudice’

Written by Jamakaya,
Friday, 30 May 2014 14:36

Combating our epidemic of violence

Written by L. Craig Williams Friday, 16 May 2014 12:20

We pay large amounts of money to watch people kill one another on giant movie theater screens.

Video games allow for players to live a psychopathic life of crime.

Eliminating voter hours is undemocratic

Written by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind Friday, 02 May 2014 16:31

Gov. Scott Walker recently signed the Wisconsin legislature’s partisan, anti-democratic bill (Wisconsin Bill 146)  to reduce voter turnout. It’s a bill that restricts the hours for voting early on weekdays and eliminates early voting on weekends altogether.

Public Health Week aims to help us thrive

Written by Laura Maker,
Special to WiG
Friday, 04 April 2014 19:32

April 7–13 is National Public Health Week.

Think back to your first date. Was it at the movies, at a sporting event, or at a smoke-filled bar? Did your friends and family share the excitement (or the heartbreak) with you? Did your school or church teach you how to practice safer sex? Did you fill up on a pile of french fries or a plate of fresh fruit? Did you know how to communicate your concerns, fears and joys? Were you ashamed of who you were and who you loved, or were you unabashedly proud? 

Proud of Wisconsin’s commitment to fairness

Written by Mary Burke Friday, 30 May 2014 14:34

In Wisconsin, we have a long history of rolling up our sleeves, digging in and doing the hard work that has to be done to keep our values intact and our communities thriving.

 Our state has been a pioneer in social reform for over a century. In 1911, Wisconsin was the first state to pass a worker’s compensation law. In 1918, we were the first state to ratify the 19th amendment, granting women the right to vote. In 1932, we were the first state to enact an unemployment compensation law. In 1982, we were the first state to put non-discrimination laws into place protecting sexual orientation.

Justice is as justice does

Written by Jamakaya,
Thursday, 15 May 2014 12:12


Spring has finally sprung. While others rejoice in the warmth of the sun, my thoughts have been in darker places. 

Avoiding ‘the equality of extinction’

Written by Jamkaya Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:52

I try to read about and take action on the environment when Earth Day rolls around, and I hope you do too. It’s the least we can do.

Let it go — please!

Written by Jamakaya,
Friday, 04 April 2014 19:30


Have you heard about the religious nuts condemning the Disney blockbuster Frozen because it supposedly promotes lesbianism and the “gay agenda”?