Author : Kerrie Kennedy

  • The rainbow business, proud investments

    It was the summer of 1975 when Milwaukee resident Paul Toonen attended his first gay Pride parade, a loosely organized protest meant to mimic similar happenings on the West Coast. About 20 to 30 people showed up in front of the courthouse, he recalls. So did the evening news cameras. “As soon as their lights went on, everyone ran,” he says. “People were afraid of losing their jobs, afraid.... Read More
  • ASK THE EXPERTS: The best gifts this holiday season

    "Unwrap” gift recommendations from local experts. WiG contacted seven local businesses and organizations, each of which offered their insight into what you should look for this holiday season. > MUSIC Where: The Exclusive Company, locations in West Bend, Oshkosh, Appleton, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Greenfield and Janesville In-house expert: Milwaukee store manager Brian Kirk Best new LP: Adele’.... Read More
  • For Brian Firkus, a childhood slur became the springboard for success as Trixie Mattel

    Over-the-top local drag queen Trixie Mattel recently achieved A-list status when she was invited to join Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Already known in the local club scene, Trixie became an instant cult favorite for an often polarizing brand of drag that challenges conventional ideas about gender. And despite being sent home in the fourth week of the competition, Trixie was brought back later.... Read More
  • Holiday Gift Guide: | Something for everyone on your holiday gift list

    Finding the perfect gift is simple, as long as you have a handle on the personality types of the people on your gift list. To make this easy for you, we’ve compiled a glossary of some major “types,” given you clues about how to identify them and developed customized shopping lists that are guaranteed to make everyone merry this holiday season. For the foodie Clue: Addicted to the Food Networ.... Read More