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Patton Law Office: bridging a gap in our community; open house is Jan. 26

Nestled on Taylor Avenue, just south of 16th Street in Racine, is the new Patton Law Office. Founded by David and Tamara Patton in January 2021, this law firm is busy within the Racine and Kenosha communities, with a particular focus on serving those whose lives have been marginalized within the social – and more […]

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Kenosha Pride announces new location and date for 2023

KENOSHA — Kenosha Pride is gearing up for another year of fun and unity. The organization that hosts the Kenosha Pride festival aims to bring the community together while promoting unity and acceptance of those of the LGBTQ+ community of Southeastern Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois. Kenosha Pride 2023 This year’s Pride celebration will take place […]

Posted inGovernment, Health, Local news, Politics

Republican-led committee votes 6-4 to allow anti-gay conversion therapy practices

by Baylor Spears, Wisconsin ExaminerJanuary 13, 2023 Republicans on an administrative rules committee blocked for a second time Thursday an examining board’s prohibition on the practice of conversion therapy — a discredited form of therapy that involves attempting to convince LGBTQ people to change their sexual orientation and/or gender identity — by licensed counselors, therapists […]

Posted inGovernment, Local news, National News

Marriage equality bill heads to Biden’s desk following bipartisan U.S. House vote

by Jennifer Shutt, Wisconsin ExaminerDecember 8, 2022 WASHINGTON — The U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a marriage equality bill Thursday that would ensure same-sex and interracial couples continue holding many of the rights they have now, should the U.S. Supreme Court overturn the cases that established those constitutional protections.   The measure now heads to the desk […]

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Roe v. Wade protest on Monument Square: “What does this mean to you?”

On Sunday, close to 300 people came together to protest the overturning of the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case. The protest, led by Kejuan Goldsmith and We the Change-makers, saw people of all ages, races, creeds and affiliations coming together to fight for human rights, according to We the Change-makers flyers. The Racine County […]

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Pride Month: 5 ways to support the LGBTQ+ community

The month of June commemorates the Stonewall riots that took place in June of 1969. Years after the tipping point of the Gay Rights Movement, the month of June was officially declared Pride Month for the first time by President Bill Clinton in 1999. It is a time for a month-long series of events, awareness, […]

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Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Gender-Neutral Language Options for Parents to be Added to Wisconsin Birth Certificates

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that beginning Thurs., July 1, 2021, Wisconsin parents will have a new, gender-neutral option for identifying the parents of a child. Birth forms used to generate birth certificates will be updated to include an option for “parent-parent,” in addition to “mother-father.” […]

Posted inHealth and Fitness, Life

Office of Children’s Mental Health Focuses on Improving Quality of Life for LGBT Youth

Office of Children’s Mental Health Director Linda Hall today announces the publication of a new fact sheet, Improving Quality of Life for LGBT Youth, and details what our communities, schools, parents, and policymakers can do to make a difference. Highlights  Compared to the general population, LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) youth experience higher rates […]

Posted inKenosha Government, Kenosha Lens

Rainbow Pride Flag to Fly Outside Kenosha County Courthouse Throughout Month of June

KENOSHA — County Executive Jim Kreuser today ordered that the Rainbow Pride flag will be displayed among the other flags in front of the Kenosha County Courthouse throughout the month of June, LGBTQA+ Pride Month. “Kenosha County recognizes and honors the diversity, heritage, and contributions of our entire population,” Kreuser said. “Pride Month is a […]

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Members of the Legislative LGBTQ Caucus Applaud Governor Evers’ Proclamation of March 31 as International Transgender Day of Visibility

MADISON – Today, Governor Tony Evers proclaimed March 31, 2021, as International Transgender Day of Visibility in Wisconsin. Rep. Lee Snodgrass (D-Appleton), Rep. Marisabel Cabrera (D-Milwaukee), Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Greta Neubauer (D-Racine), and Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) issued the following statement in response to this proclamation:  “It is with great pride and gratitude […]

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