Community

  • Rainbow Community pot luck in Milwaukee July 16

    The seventh annual Rainbow Community Pot Luck Picnic in Milwaukee is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. on July 16 at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St. Sponsors will provide burgers, brats, hot dogs, veggie burgers, buns, condiments and utensils. People whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “G” are asked to bring desserts, including fruit, to serve six people or more..... Read More
  • Welcoming youth camp seeks delegates

    Everytown Wisconsin is seeking delegates ages 14 to 17 to attend this year’s camp, held from Aug. 8-13 at Camp Helen Brachman in Almond. Almond is in the center of the state, south of Stevens Point. Everytown brings together youth from diverse backgrounds to prepare them to become young leaders in challenging racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism and ableism. For information, e-mail martha.barry@.... Read More
  • ‘Out of Respect’ heads to nation’s capital

    Milwaukee documentary filmmaker Tess Gallun is screening “Out of Respect” in Washington, D.C., in July. The groundbreaking film deals with LGBT homeless youth in Milwaukee. One of the screenings is for the LGBTQ National Advisory Committee at the Human Rights Campaign, where Gallun hopes to generate support for creating an educational toolkit addressing the issue..... Read More
  • CCF honors BFFs

    Each summer the Cream City Foundation honors the BFFs who LGBT folk are proud to have as allies. “My Best Friend Is Straight!” is set for Thursday, July 28, at the North Point Lighthouse, 2650 N. Wahl Ave. Enjoy raffles, music, food and drink while you mix and mingle with a supportive crowd. For more information or to purchase tickets visit http://www.creamcityfoundation.org/my-best-friend-is-.... Read More
  • Participants needed for coming-out research

    Andy Dunlap, a gay Ph.D. student at Smith College School for Social Work, is seeking volunteers for a study exploring how the coming-out process has changed over time. More than 600 people have completed the survey so far, but not all age groups and genders are well represented. The survey is strictly anonymous and the information gained will help others who are struggling with the coming-out proc.... Read More
  • SE Wisconsin center holds fundraiser

    The LGBT Community Center of SE Wisconsin hosts “Red, White and Brew,” a beer and wine-tasting fundraiser, 6-9 p.m., June 18 at Uncorkt, 240 Main St., Racine. The event includes “heavy” hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and raffles. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information, go to www.lgbtsewisc.org..... Read More
  • AARP launches website for older LGBT Americans

    AARP launched a new Web portal aimed at serving the interests of older LGBT Americans. The site – www.aarp.org/pride – is touted as the organization’s first online home for the gay community. “AARP understands that while all Americans 50-plus share the same goals of aging with dignity and peace of mind, each of the communities in our lives offers its own challenges, opportunities and contr.... Read More
  • Quit smoking for Pride

    The American Lung Association is encouraging members of the LGBT community to honor national Pride Month by quitting smoking or encouraging their friends to quit. According to a report released by the American Lung Association last year, LGBT Americans smoke at a much higher rate than the general public. “Tobacco use is a pervasive threat to the LGBT community that must be addressed,” said Cha.... Read More
  • Trial of lesbian minister begins June 21

    Supporters of the Rev. Amy DeLong hope for a strong turnout from the LGBT community and its allies for her June 21 church trial in Kaukauna. DeLong faces possible dismissal from the United Methodist clergy for officiating at the union of a lesbian couple and for publicly acknowledging her 15-year committed relationship to her partner. The trial is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. on June 21 at Peace U.... Read More
  • PrideFest seeks volunteers

    Milwaukee PrideFest, the largest such event in the Midwest, is produced by an all-volunteer staff. Volunteer opportunities are still available for ticket scanning, security and other positions. In addition to providing a service from which many others benefit, volunteers also receive free entry to the festival each day they work, a volunteer T-shirt, a meal ticket for each shift worked and entry i.... Read More