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”?

TRANScriptions: transgender perspectives

Written by Karis Anne Ross Friday, 21 March 2014 11:22

All too often I’ve heard LGB people question the inclusion of transgender people in what is widely known as the LGBT — lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender —community: “Why are we aligned with transgender people?” they ask. Or, “What do we have in common with a bunch of men who want to get their dicks cut off?”

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.

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.

Arizona's reputation burned by anti-gay law

Written by WiG Sunday, 09 March 2014 11:33

If Republican lawmakers in Arizona and seven other states got their way, their states would have laws allowing Islamic owners of restaurants to refuse service to women who appear in public without a male relative or without covering their heads. Those Republican lawmakers say that it infringes on the religious freedom of business owners not to have a law spelling out their right to deny service to customers whose behavior is inconsistent with their own beliefs.

Wisconsin’s solar industry eclipse

Written by WiG Friday, 21 February 2014 16:06

As we celebrate the return of the sun after an exceptionally cold winter, we mourn the state’s loss of leadership in the rapidly growing solar-energy industry.

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? 

Lesbians who made a difference

Written by Jamakaya Friday, 21 March 2014 12:09

Jane Addams

Noble and Nobel-winning, creative and creepy, these wildly different lesbians are worth noting during Women’s History Month.

Our chance to get immigration right

Written by Lesley Salas,
Special to WiG
Sunday, 09 March 2014 11:25

State Rep. Jocasta Zamarripa

People like to say that the United States is a nation of immigrants. However, some immigrants have been more welcome than others.

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.