• Lt. governor convenes conference on LGBT youth

    Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton joins co-hosts GSA for Safe Schools and Diverse & Resilient in convening an inaugural statewide conference on LGBT youth March 5 at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Titled “Engaged and Empowered: the Lieutenant Governor’s Conference on LGBT Youth,” the conference will equip participants with tools and training to ensure that LGBT youth in Wisconsin thrive .... Read More
  • ARCW to honor Mayor, Pabst, others for AIDS leadership

    The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin will present its top leadership award to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett at its annual Make A Promise Dinner Gala April 17 at the Midwest Airlines Center. “For 25 years Mayor Barrett has been a steadfast leader in the fight against AIDS,” ARCW president Doug Nelson said. “In the state Legislature he led efforts to prohibit discrimination against people with .... Read More
  • UW Milwaukee holds Diversity Career Day

    UW – Milwaukee sponsors Diversity Career Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4. The event is free and open to college students and professionals seeking career information and opportunities. For more information, call the UWM career development center at 414-229-4487.  .... Read More
  • ‘Since Stonewall Contest’ seeks entries, the MediaWiki Web site on LGBTQ history, is offering five cash prizes for the best online exhibits documenting the local LGBTQ histories of villages, towns, counties, cities, or states across the United States since June 1969. The deadline for submission is March 31. Prizes range from $1,000 to $5,000. The top five exhibits will be announced June 28. Visit’s contes.... Read More
  • Diverse and Resilient accepting award nominations

    Diverse and Resilient is accepting nominees for its 2009 Leadership Awards, which recognize the contributions of individuals and organizations in furthering LGBT youth and adult development. Nomination forms are available through Rachel Federlin at 414-390-0444 or The deadline for nominations is Feb. 22..... Read More
  • PrideFest seeks volunteers

    Pridefest organizers are seeking volunteers to help staff this year’s event, scheduled for June 11–13 at Henry Maier Festival Park. Applications can be found online at PrideFest also announced new hours of operation this year, with gates opening at 3 p.m. June 11 and noon June 12 and June 13. PrideFest is the largest LGBT event in Wisconsin and is widely .... Read More
  • Out on the street | A quarter of Milwaukee’s homeless youth are LGBT

    As a student at Nicolet High School, Kevin never fit in. An African-American who likes to wear a little make-up, he endured constant teasing and bullying. Eventually he transferred to The Alliance School, which helps students who are not succeeding in traditional schools due to harassment. But when Kevin’s mother discovered he’s gay, she threw him out of the house. Determined to earn a diploma.... Read More
  • BC Bruisers hit the rink for new season

    “Boom. Boom. Pow!” No, this isn’t the hit Black Eyed Peas song or Adam West throwing punches in the “Batman” TV series. These are the sounds of Milwaukee’s Brewcity Bruisers taking command of the roller derby rink. The Bruisers launched into its fourth season Jan. 16 amid a World Wrestling Federation atmosphere bolstered by a capacity crowd at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex. Fans .... Read More
  • State, M&I Bank workers receive partner benefits

    Two of the state’s largest employers began offering domestic partner benefits Jan. 1. The State of Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds, which handles benefits for most employees of state government and the University of Wisconsin system, now provides a comprehensive package of benefits, including health insurance, retirement benefits and death benefits, to the partners of its workers. T.... Read More
  • School board votes for condom availability

    The Milwaukee School Board’s decision to make condoms available at some high schools is winning praise from youth health advocates, who say it will help address the high rates of pregnancy, HIV and STDs among city youth. The school board voted 7-0 on Dec. 17 to adopt the Communicable Disease Prevention Program, which will allow students to obtain up to two condoms at a time from their school nur.... Read More