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.

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.

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? 

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. 

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.

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.

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”?

While we don’t agree with them on reproductive rights, we know there are many opponents of choice who are caring, rational beings. They prove it’s possible to disagree over an issue that touches on deep, personal feelings without calling out the National Guard.

Mozilla CEO a victim of evolution

Written by WiG Thursday, 17 April 2014 15:59

Brendan Eich

After less than a month on the job, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich resigned when an outcry erupted over his 2008 contribution of $1,000 to California’s anti-gay Proposition 8 campaign. The incident was a touchstone moment that divided equality supporters and prompted homophobes to claim that straight, white traditional marriage advocates are “the real bullying victims.”

Reform tax code

Written by WiG Tuesday, 15 April 2014 02:35

This issue of Wisconsin Gazette hits the streets as the nation prepares to mark one of its annual milestones: Federal income taxes must be filed by April 15.

Media, business outreach to LGBT market growing

Written by Wisconsin Gazette Friday, 04 April 2014 19:28

Thanks to straight allies in the local media, Wisconsin’s LGBT population is gaining more widespread attention than ever. That speaks to the desirability of the gay market, which numerous studies have shown is loyal to marketers who reach out to them, and it’s welcome recognition of the vital role LGBT citizens play in our communities. WiG gives a shoutout to two of those media outlets.