#Wisconsin

Milwaukee Became The First Wisconsin City To Ban "Ex-Gay Therapy"

Milwaukee has banned forced conversion therapy on minors.

On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Common Council passed an ordinance that bans ex-gay therapy on LGBTQ youth. This makes Milwaukee the first municipality in the state of Wisconsin to enact a bill of this sort.

The law was sponsored by Alderman Chevalier Johnson who said during the Tuesday meeting that the practice is harmful to children.

"Kids end up committing suicide because of the practice of conversion therapy being inflicted upon them," he said. "This is about protecting kids."

Not everyone agreed with Johnson however, as the regulation had two votes against it. Luckily, they were outnumbered by twelve other votes.

Despite some pushback, many people and organizations are applauding the Milwaukee Common Council. One of which was the Human Rights Campaign, which said:

"No child should be subjected to the abusive practice of so-called conversion therapy, which has been rejected by every major medical and mental health organization," HRC Wisconsin State Manager Wendy Strout said in a statement. "We thank the Milwaukee Common Council and the team at the Milwaukee LGBT Center for putting the well-being and safety of our children first, and hope their leadership can be an example to cities across the state."

While Milwaukee is just the first municipality in the state of Wisconsin to ban conversion therapy, many other municipalities across the country have done the same.

In addition, 11 states, Connecticut, Washington, California, Nevada, New Jersey, Oregon, Illinois, Vermont, New York, Rhode Island, and New Mexico, have all-out banned the practice too.

h/t: Chicago Pride

HIV Outbreak In Milwaukee Breaks Records

HIV Outbreak In Milwaukee Breaks Records


Seriously, What Is Going On In Wisconsin?

YIKES! I know – talking about sexually transmitted infections – once known as diseases – is extremely heavy. It’s terrifying to constantly have to remind ourselves of the reality we live in, especially members of the LGBTQ community. I won’t lie, it is always pretty awkward when you’re speaking with someone through a dating app – potentially to just have a quick hook up – and then the talk of past sexual history comes up along with the last time someone was tested. Is it just me, or does it appear that everyone online has been tested “two weeks ago”. I just that answer so often that I now take it as a lie. Was there a line outside my local West Hollywood clinic or something?! Alas, we’re in the day and age of Prep – which is a daily pill that may prevent exposure to HIV. Thus, no one wants to use a condom anymore since people now seemingly believe they’re invincible. The next story I’m about to share with you proves to anyone you should still be using condoms.


According to NewNowNext, there’s a huge increase of HIV, syphilis, or both within the last 3 months in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At least 125 people have been infected this year – including high school students. Like, what the hell is going on in the Midwest?! At least 45% of the newly infected are men – and a dozen are high school students. Authorities believe the number of high school students will rise as more people come forward to get tested.


Well, this is absolutely disturbing and unsettling. Please everyone, stay aware and careful. The fact experts believe this number will increase is horrifying.