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Milwaukee LGBT Center Offers Programs for Youth

by Erin Slattery

While working on the Community Calendar last month, I noticed that Project Q, the youth program of the Milwaukee Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) Community Center, is offering a new program: Young Women’s Night.I figured if I didn’t know what Young Women’s Night was, neither would you, so I dropped in on a Thursday to see what it was all about.

Posted inNeighborhood News, Politics

Voting Judiciously

After months of mudslinging, heated accusations and controversy, the Court of Appeals race between Joan Kessler and Charles Schudson will soon end; but some local experts claim the race has left voters more confused than informed. “The truth is the typical Wisconsin citizen is given virtually no information about candidates in judicial elections by which […]

Posted inNeighbor Spotlight

Lorraine Jacobs

by Peter Schmidtke

A Dalmatian, a file chock-full of Urban Ecology Center materials, a formidable pile of sociology books, and several hardwood shelves laden with scrap booking paraphernalia. These are what catches the eye as Lorraine Jacobs sits at her dining room table in her light-green, walk-up home on the 2400 block of Dousman and talks about her life after retiring this past September. She worked a combined 30 years with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and Milwaukee Public Schools.

Posted inCommentary & Opinion

Why Same Sex Marriage Equality Matters

by Patrick Flaherty

No sooner had the dust settled on a U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down laws criminalizing sex for gays and lesbians than a new decision from the Massachusetts Supreme Court came out: lesbian and gay couples could not only “get it on” in the privacy of their own homes without worrying about Big Brother, but they may soon go down to the local courthouse and get hitched.