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Articles tagged with 'lgbt'


Sensational scandals sank the River Queen

Published Aug. 9, 2016

By 1969, the old building at Water and St. Paul looked like just another Downtown dive waiting to be knocked down. Before being ravaged by fire and razed for parking, however, the Cross Keys had a long and colorful life, filled with disaster, violence and scandal.


The Advocate chronicles Milwaukee PrideFest's strong 2016

Published June 20, 2016

The horrific and hateful shooting in Orlando threatened to cast a dark, tragic cloud over Milwaukee's PrideFest weekend. Instead, the community and the city came together in a defiant celebration of pride, resilience and life. The Advocate noticed.


Photo exhibit captures perspective of LGBT teens

Published Sept. 1, 2015

"Reveal," a recent photography exhibit at Journey House, provided an opportunity for Milwaukee's LGBT teens to chronicle their lives, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Led by Nicole Acosta, an artist at Diverse and Resilient, "Reveal" challenged students to "think beyond the selfie" and use photography to express their feelings about how society views the LGBT community.


Diverse & Resilient announces leadership awards

Published Jan. 21, 2015

Diverse and Resilient has selected eight leaders as recipients of the 2014 LGBT Leadership Awards. The awardees are individuals and organizations who have demonstrated leadership in improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the state of Wisconsin.


Nut Hut is closed

Published Feb. 27, 2014

Kathy's Nut Hut, which opened in 1980, closed quietly last week. It was a friendly, no-frills LGBT bar on Milwaukee's South Side.


Hybrid blends drinks, food and good times

Published Feb. 25, 2014

Hybrid Lounge opened on the corner of Brady and Van Buren Streets almost exactly four years ago. With one gay owner and one straight owner, the bar and restaurant is intended to be comfortable for people of any orientation.


The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival prepares for a Divine time

Published Oct. 16, 2013

As a rough interpretation of a famous idiom once said, when one film festival closes, another one opens. Thus, a mere week after the Milwaukee Film Festival called it a wrap on another successful two weeks of splendid features, the festival spirit gets one more burst of life with the LGBT Film/Video Festival, which opens tomorrow night with the documentary "I Am Divine."


LGBT Community Center brings back Big Night OUT

Published Oct. 8, 2013

For the first time in several years, The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center will sponsor a Big Night OUT event. The gala takes place Friday, Oct. 11 at the Potawatomi Expo Center at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are still available.


Minneapolis mayor invites Milwaukee gay couples to wed

Published Sept. 9, 2013

In Milwaukee today, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak unveiled a new ad campaign at the LGBT Community Center, called "I Want to Marry You in Minneapolis," that invites same-sex couples from Wisconsin to get legally married in Minnesota.


Condom pope artist completes glass piece of Michelle Obama's arms

Published July 14, 2013

Niki Johnson, the artist who created the controversial pope portrait made from condoms, has another intriguing piece at the Portrait Society Gallery, 207. E. Buffalo Ave. This one's called "A Vision in White" and it's a glass sculpture of Michelle Obama's arms.