Wisconsin

  • Openly gay candidate loses in tight Dane County race

    Marc Gofstein narrowly lost a bid to become the first openly gay supervisor to represent Sun Prairie on the Dane County Board of Supervisors. Gofstein came in third in a three-way non-partisan primary Feb. 16. He placed just 15 votes behind second-place finisher Steve Schwartzer, who goes on to face top vote-getter Bill Clausius in the Nov. 2 general election. As a former president of the Sun Prai.... Read More
  • Carthage College students protest anti-gay speaker

    Students at Carthage College staged a rally Feb. 19 to protest the appearance of a speaker who condemns homosexuality as in conflict with “God’s design.” The action, unusual for the liberal arts college in Kenosha, was organized after students learned that Shannon Marion was scheduled to address a conference of the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. A student researched Marion and learned of.... Read More
  • FrontRunners gives $500 to Cream City Foundation

    Every Saturday after Front-Runners/Walkers completes its weekly run/walk, members gather for breakfast. When the bill and tip are paid, leftover dollars and cents are pooled to contribute to a Milwaukee non-profit group. The group’s most recent beneficiary, Cream City Foundation, received a $500 gift Jan. 16. “This is a tremendous honor,” said CCF executive director Maria Cadenas. “The mem.... Read More
  • ‘OPEN’ for business | Madison group for LGBT professionals grows

    Out professionals in Madison now have an in. The establishment of the Out Professional and Executive Network offers the infrastructure and visibility for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allied professionals to make connections and build support on the work front that many once had to find on their own. Kim Nemechek, an OPEN director at large and real estate broker for Bunbury Realtors, app.... Read More
  • AIDS center set to receive grant

    AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is set to receive an $800,000 state grant to support the renovation and expansion of its Green Bay facility, along with the expansion of its Milwaukee dental clinic. In mid-December, the Wisconsin Building Commission approved release of the grant, which was allocated as part of the 2009-2010 Wisconsin state budget. “While so many other states are slashing AIDS b.... Read More
  • The icon of Club ICON: Clint Jones

    His resume reads like a corporate success story of MBA-related experience in banking, credit, and revenue cycles for big business. But he’s also the proprietor of Club ICON, the gay go-to dance club along the I-94 corridor access road in Kenosha. Clinton M. Jones is smart and savvy. He’s entrepreneurial and connected to the LGBT community from Chicago to Milwaukee. This dashing thirty-somethin.... Read More
  • Supporters in majority at marijuana hearing

    Backers and opponents of medical marijuana got their chance to speak out Dec. 15 at a hearing before the Assembly and Senate health committees, which are weighing a bill to legalize its use in Wisconsin. One hundred and three people spoke or registered in favor of the bill, while only nine testified against it. The bill was introduced last month by openly gay state Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Madison, and .... Read More
  • Madison police investigate attack on gay man

    MADISON — Madison police are investigating a report from a man who said he was the victim of a brutal anti-gay assault early Nov. 1. Jordan Miller, 22, of Salem, said he was thrown from a 10-foot balcony and severely beaten by four men while attending a Halloween party in the 400 block of W. Doty St. According to Miller, the attack followed an altercation with a woman who called him a “fag” .... Read More
  • Ten Chimneys’ exhibit headed for Oscars

    WAUKESHA COUNTY — A Noel Coward exhibit developed at Ten Chimneys in Waukesha County is headed for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, where it will be displayed during “Oscar season.” Coward, the legendary playwright and songwriter, was a regular guest at Ten Chimneys during its heyday, often accompanied by his life partner Graham Payn. The summer home of theater greats Alfred .... Read More
  • Diverse and Resilient awarded $55,000 grant for education work

    The Wisconsin Department of Children and Families awarded a $55,000 grant to Diverse and Resilient for a program to educate middle and high school teachers about special risks for LGBT youth. The program will give educators information and skills to address school violence, drug and alcohol abuse, smoking and mental health concerns among LGBT students. GSA for Safe Schools, a Madison-based organiz.... Read More