Lgbt

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Bar manager David Kotke has had "colorful" journey to Hudson Business Lounge

Published March 20, 2018

David Kotke has spent nearly 40 years in the service industry, developing a caring, affable and sassy style with customers. He's also lived a "colorful" life, competing in national male beauty pageants as Mr. Gay Wisconsin. Now he's the bar manager at Hudson Business Lounge, calling it a "fun journey."

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Lane Moore's "Tinder Live" show swipes right into Turner Hall on Friday

Published June 5, 2017

"Tinder Live with Lane Moore" examines and soothingly lampoons the weird world of mobile-app dating. Before her show Friday night at Turner Hall, we talked to Moore about the concept, show experience, why it's not as exploitative as you think and how we all kind of suck at dating anyway.

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Sensational scandals sank the River Queen

Published Aug. 9, 2016

By 1969, the old building at Water and St. Paul looked like just another Downtown dive waiting to be knocked down. Before being ravaged by fire and razed for parking, however, the Cross Keys had a long and colorful life, filled with disaster, violence and scandal.

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The Advocate chronicles Milwaukee PrideFest's strong 2016

Published June 20, 2016

The horrific and hateful shooting in Orlando threatened to cast a dark, tragic cloud over Milwaukee's PrideFest weekend. Instead, the community and the city came together in a defiant celebration of pride, resilience and life. The Advocate noticed.

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Photo exhibit captures perspective of LGBT teens

Published Sept. 1, 2015

"Reveal," a recent photography exhibit at Journey House, provided an opportunity for Milwaukee's LGBT teens to chronicle their lives, according to a report from Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Led by Nicole Acosta, an artist at Diverse and Resilient, "Reveal" challenged students to "think beyond the selfie" and use photography to express their feelings about how society views the LGBT community.

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Diverse & Resilient announces leadership awards

Published Jan. 21, 2015

Diverse and Resilient has selected eight leaders as recipients of the 2014 LGBT Leadership Awards. The awardees are individuals and organizations who have demonstrated leadership in improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the state of Wisconsin.

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Nut Hut is closed

Published Feb. 27, 2014

Kathy's Nut Hut, which opened in 1980, closed quietly last week. It was a friendly, no-frills LGBT bar on Milwaukee's South Side.

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Hybrid blends drinks, food and good times

Published Feb. 25, 2014

Hybrid Lounge opened on the corner of Brady and Van Buren Streets almost exactly four years ago. With one gay owner and one straight owner, the bar and restaurant is intended to be comfortable for people of any orientation.

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The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival prepares for a Divine time

Published Oct. 16, 2013

As a rough interpretation of a famous idiom once said, when one film festival closes, another one opens. Thus, a mere week after the Milwaukee Film Festival called it a wrap on another successful two weeks of splendid features, the festival spirit gets one more burst of life with the LGBT Film/Video Festival, which opens tomorrow night with the documentary "I Am Divine."