The transgender community has been gaining a lot more visibility recently. Celebrities such as Laverne Cox are starring in series roles, and the original Amazon series Transparent took home several Emmys for its depiction of an older father coming out as transgender.
However, transgender youth have not been in the media spotlight. This is true in Wisconsin school districts as well. There currently are no numbers for how many transgender students are in the state because there is no official way of collecting this data.
Recently, a young man was shot in Milwaukee. Hours after leaving the hospital, he showed up at All People’s Church in the Harambee neighborhood. He stood before the congregation and asked for help. He wondered why he had survived, and what he could do to change his life.
Faith leaders see firsthand how violence impacts their community. They’re expected to provide answers to the difficult questions.
Precious Lives' Brad Lichtenstein talks with three pastors who lead congregations with different relationships to violence.
It’s been 38 years since the Mary Tyler Moore Show left the airwaves, but it’s still regarded by many TV critics as both one of the funniest and most innovative sitcoms of all time. That’s partly because of the great writers and producers, but especially because of the show’s namesake.
The GOP continues to exercise total control over Wisconsin government. And, Republican leaders are using their majority to advance party priorities.
Just late last week, Gov. Walker appointed conservative Appeals Judge Rebecca Bradley to the state Supreme Court. She’ll finish the term of the late Justice Patrick Crooks, who was viewed as the court’s lone swing vote.
Have you ever been told: "You can’t do that”? Or worse, told yourself, “I could never do that.” Self-doubt and negativity are the Kryptonite to success. When we underestimate ourselves or others, two things can happen: the stinking thinking wins and we give up or being underestimated becomes a challenge and we work twice as hard to prove to ourselves and/or others that we can do it.
If a movie passes the Bechdel test, it features at least two women talking to each other about a subject besides a man. There are more of those films than there used to be, but they’re still not a given in Hollywood.
However there are signs of a significant shift of sorts to more older women playing key roles. It’s a trend that our film contributor Dave Luhrssen has taken note of.