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.
A bruised Hillary Clinton will have much to prove as she takes the debate stage Tuesday evening alongside four of her Democratic presidential challengers. The former secretary of state has been damaged by lingering questions about her private email server and doubts about her trustworthiness.
That has partly enabled Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders to ride a wave of progressive support to a lead over her in New Hampshire and an impressive $25 million fundraising haul last quarter.
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.