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Articles tagged with 'lgbt'


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.


Reaction to Collins news shows how far we've come

Published May 9, 2013

For months, all the pro leagues had been preparing for this announcement from some athlete. They had formed alliances with LGBT groups, laying plans for how to respond and how to handle the inevitable public reaction. But even in Wisconsin, we have moved beyond this kind of homophobic bull crap.


Jason Collins comes out with the support of Milwaukee Bucks players

Published April 30, 2013

Jason Collins, currently an NBA free agent, came out publicly to Sports Illustrated on Monday to become the first active male athlete to do so in one of the four major American sports leagues. His colleagues with the Milwaukee Bucks expressed their support of his decision and don't see it as an issue going forward in the NBA.


Pro sports ready for openly gay athlete

Published April 16, 2013

The major American pro sports leagues are getting ready for its first active, male athletes to come out. And when this happens there's going to be a lot of shouting about progress and how far we have come, but that's a little overwrought. Real progress will be when a gay professional athlete is only concerned about his performance on the field and the rest of us cheer or boo for the way he plays.


Sue Black, Wave forge pro sports history

Published March 26, 2013

On Feb. 6, the Milwaukee Wave and Sue Black made history when she was named the team's President and CEO. In all of the male professional sports organizations in America, Black became the first openly gay woman to hold a chief executive position.


Tegan and Sara powered up The Pabst

Published March 8, 2013

Tegan and Sara played for an enthusiastic audience in an almost-full Pabst Theater last night. They drew heavily from previous albums, but peppered the set with new tunes from "Heartthrob," their seventh studio album, which came out last month.