LGBT community centers vandalized with gay slurs in Los Angeles, Milwaukee

By : Mariah Cooper of the Washington Blade, courtesy of the National Gay Media Association
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Photos from the Diverse & Resilient, the LGBT community center in Milwaukee, Facebook page.

LGBT community centers in Los Angeles and Milwaukee were the targets of anti-LGBT vandalism last week.

NBC News reports Diverse & Resilient, an LGBT center in Milwaukee, was spray-painted on the front of the building with the slur “F*g” on Thursday. It’s the third time in two months the center has been vandalized.

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Milwaukee PrideFest breaks attendance record amid tragedy

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Milwaukee (AP) – Event officials say a record number of visitors attended PrideFest Milwaukee over the weekend.

Officials said in a statement June 13 that more than 33,400 people attended the three-day event honoring the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. This year’s attendance broke the previous record set last year with more than 32,800 visitors.

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Transgender inmate sues to continue hormone treatments

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – A transgender Wisconsin prison inmate is suing officials, saying they’re violating her rights by not allowing her to live as a woman.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that 23-year-old Dominique Gulley describes herself as having identified herself as female since she was 8.

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Condom portrait of Pope Benedict blasted by archbishop

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MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Art Museum has handled dozens of complaints from angry Catholics and others over its plans to display a portrait of Pope Benedict that’s made from 17,000 condoms.

Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki says the museum’s decision to display the art piece called “Eggs Benedict” is insulting and callous. Some patrons have dropped their membership and at least one donor has ended financial support of the museum.

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