Marquette Wire

LGBT Municipal Equality: Milwaukee scores high in LGBT acceptance

Monique Collins

December 4, 2012

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Milwaukee and Madison earned high scores in a new rating system for LGBT inclusion in city law. The Municipal Equality Index survey, which was released last Tuesday, was conducted by the Human Rights Campaign, a civil rights ...

LGBT center aims for community involvement with art gallery

Andrea Anderson

September 15, 2011

Filed under Featured, News

Community centers are commonplace in Milwaukee. But one in particular, the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center at 252 E. Highland Ave., exhibits a little more than meets the eye. The community center's art gallery opened in January 2011 in an ef...

Take Back The Night to raise awareness of sexual violence

Zach Buchheit

May 5, 2011

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Various slogans, including “‘Facebook official’ does not mean consent,” were plastered across handmade signs hoisted up by participants during Monday afternoon’s “It’s Time” demonstration outside Raynor Lib...

Day of Silence a quiet protest against anti-LGBT bullying

Allison Kruschke

April 19, 2011

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Marquette's campus was a little less noisy Friday, as some students, faculty and staff refrained from speaking in honor of the annual Day of Silence. The Day of Silence is a nationwide event sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and...

LGBT staff underrepresented in campus discussions

Dominic Tortorice

March 31, 2011

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Since last spring, as the university and campus have taken a closer look at LGBT issues at Marquette, the refrain has often been about “students, faculty and administration.” While all three groups hold an important stake...

Evaluating MU’s progress on LGBT issues

Dominic Tortorice

March 10, 2011

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There has been a lot of talk since last spring’s failed dean search and the resulting turmoil. Students have spoken out about a campus where LGBT-identified students don’t feel comfortable or welcome. Faculty members have voiced...

Opening up MU: Ronni Sanlo studies university’s LGBT community

Dominic Tortorice

March 3, 2011

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Last spring, Jodi O’Brien became a household name for members of the Marquette community. O’Brien, an openly lesbian professor at Seattle University, was recommended by a search committee to fill the long-vacant position of Co...

‘Laramie’ keeps story alive

Jennie Jorgensen

February 24, 2011

Filed under Featured, Marquee

When it comes to hate crimes, it’s nearly impossible to find the silver lining. But what began as the tragic, gruesome murder of a small-town gay man has become “The Laramie Project,” a story with an important message: Stop th...

UWM sees a full house for ninth annual LGBT Drag Show

Erica Breunlin

March 4, 2010

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Lady Gaga may have a voice that can sell millions of records, but her trademark costumes can’t even begin to compare to those of hyper-feminine dancer Lady Gia. This Milwaukee show-stopper was just one of the 22 entertainers to perform at the U...