The whole world is watching

Written by Jamakaya Sunday, 09 March 2014 11:10

It is very painful to read about the terrible injustices inflicted on LGBT people in countries outside the U.S.

The triumph of love

Written by Jamakaya Sunday, 09 February 2014 12:05

Valentine’s Day 2014 is shaping up to be one of the happiest for many gay and lesbian couples in America.

Abetted by the 2013 Supreme Court decision that repealed part of the Defense of Marriage Act, nine more states legalized same sex marriage in the past year, bringing the total to 17 states and D.C.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's State of the State address. Transcript

Written by Transcript Thursday, 23 January 2014 08:03

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker delivered his fourth State of the State address on Jan. 22.

Here is the text, as prepared for delivery:

Holiday jeers and cheers

Written by Jamakaya,
Friday, 13 December 2013 11:57

Jeers to Liz Cheney, candidate for U.S. Senate in Wyoming.

Join the jeers for Liz Cheney, who threw her lesbian sister onto the tracks in craven pursuit of a U.S. Senate seat that she will never win. Liz, who denounced same-sex marriages like that of her sister Mary, needs to get a clue about real family values.

Voices of pride and protest

Written by Jamakaya Friday, 21 February 2014 15:57

February is Black History Month, and this year I got reacquainted with two African-American poets, one gay and one lesbian, who were pioneers of pride, protest and justice.

AFL-CIO responds to House GOP immigration 'standards'

Written by AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka Monday, 03 February 2014 14:08

Seven months after 68 U.S. senators overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan immigration bill, House Republicans respond with a flimsy document that only serves to underscore the callous attitude Republicans have toward our nation’s immigrants.

We said at the beginning of 2013 and we reiterate at the beginning of 2014: A roadmap to citizenship is vital to protecting working families’ rights and keeping families together.  In 2013, Americans made clear they support a path to citizenship for the 11 million aspiring Americans. So should House Republicans. Half-measures that would create a permanent class of non-citizens without access to green cards should be condemned, not applauded.

Weighing when to use the scales of justice

Written by Katie Belanger Saturday, 11 January 2014 20:02

For a brief time, marriage equality existed in Utah.

While I couldn’t be happier for my friends at our sister organization Equality Utah, I was as shocked as many of you to learn that Utah achieved full marriage equality before Wisconsin.

Opinion: Winning LGBT equality in the heartland

Written by Rebecca Isaacs,
Special to WiG
Friday, 29 November 2013 09:59

I was born in Wisconsin and have spent time in Nebraska, where my mother’s vast set of relatives gathers every year to celebrate family and place. Although today I call California home, I’m always happy to return to the region of the country where I was born. Just recently, I traveled to Chicago for Equality Federation’s Midwest Leadership Summit, the annual gathering of our Midwest Cohort. 

Open-pit mine an offense against the land

Written by James Rowen,
Special to WiG
Friday, 21 February 2014 15:44

You might think it’s a little early to be talking about Earth Day 2014, since the annual event is held on April 22.

Digital obsession can cost lives

Written by Jamakaya Friday, 24 January 2014 16:55

I saved someone’s life today.

United front for LGBT health care

Friday, 13 December 2013 12:02

The Affordable Care Act: What does it mean for LGBT people?

Looking back at 2013, I am proud to say that we have a more unified movement for equality than we had in Wisconsin one year ago.

Moments of Christmas delirium

Written by Jamakaya,
Thursday, 28 November 2013 12:54


Despite my hard-earned rep as an atheistic radical commie lesbian, I turn into a hopeless ball of schmaltz when the holiday season begins. Every year, I succumb to the sentimentality of Christmas movies.