Regional

  • Boycott targets Target

    LGBT activists hope to hit a bull’s eye with a campaign against Target Corp. and pressure the discount retailer to demand a refund on its donation to an anti-gay gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota. Target has a long record of courting LGBT consumers and supporting LGBT equality in the workplace, but has come under fire in recent weeks for its donation to an organization investing in the gubern.... Read More
  • GOP’s Emmer says Target’s spending is free speech

    Anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer says the flap over Target Corp. giving money to a group supporting him in the Minnesota governor’s race is getting personal. Target contributed $150,000 to MN Forward, a political fund running ads that support him. Emmer said in an interview that people upset over Target’s donation are missing the big picture. “The sad part to me is, I thought we were supposed t.... Read More
  • Lambda, Fair Wisconsin join to rescue legal protections for same-sex couples

    Madison — Lambda Legal is seeking to intervene on behalf of Fair Wisconsin and its members in a lawsuit brought by an anti-gay group attempting to strip away newly enacted domestic partnership protections for same-sex couples and their families. “There are almost 15,000 same-sex couples and their families living in Wisconsin who need the basic protections provided by domestic partnerships. The.... Read More
  • City to host Freakfest

    MADISON — The city of Madison and Frank Productions announced the line-up of this year’s Freakfest 2009. This year’s event falls on Halloween. The event as before will include a variety of entertainment areas and the biggest costume contest in the city. Headlining the Amp/Z104 stage by the state Capitol this year will be Third Eye Blind and the incredible live band Cage The Elephant along wi.... Read More