Former Green Bay Packer LeRoy Butler will speak at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church this summer to deliver an anti-bullying message to area youth. The church extended the invitation to Butler after another church in the state canceled his scheduled appearance because he tweeted a message of support to NBA player Jason Collins for coming out as gay.
Former Green Bay Packer Leroy Butler says he was uninvited from delivering a speech at a Wisconsin church because he tweeted favorably about NBA player Jason Collins coming out as gay.
Collins, a free agent who ended the 2012-13 season with the Wizards, came out on April 29.
Wisconsin’s Sierra Club-John Muir Chapter marks Earth Day with a celebration of John Muir’s 175th birthday.
The celebration takes place in Muir Park in Marquette County on April 21. Muir grew up in that area and went to school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Young gay and bisexual African-American men continue to be hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Wisconsin, according to the most recent data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.
During 2012, 241 new cases of HIV infection were diagnosed in the state, with 70 percent occurring among gay and bisexual men. About 48 percent of the new infections were in Milwaukee.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat from Wisconsin, observed Earth Day with a message celebration the founder of the annual environmental holiday – Gaylord Nelson, who also was a Democratic senator from Wisconsin.
Baldwin said: "Today we celebrate the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day and its founder, Gaylord Nelson, a leader who exemplified the best of Wisconsin’s proud, progressive tradition. Gaylord was committed to making environmental protection and conservation a top priority for our country. His leadership showed the power of citizens to organize for change at the grassroots level.
Think you can make a mean grilled cheese sandwich? Here's your chance to find out.
The second annual Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship will be held April 27 in Mineral Point, in southwestern Wisconsin.
Wisconsin’s domestic violence laws would be strengthened under measures pushed by a bipartisan group of lawmakers after a mass shooting by the estranged husband of an abuse victim.
People take a shine to Jamie Shiner.
Authorities say a Kimberly restaurant owner engaged in what amounted to "modern day slavery" when she made a woman work long hours with little pay.
Fifty-one-year-old Yen Meier, owner of Yen's Chinese Buffet, is facing charges of human trafficking in Outagamie County.