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Monthly Archives: June 2014

NEW DATE! Register Today: Betty Lou Cruise!

**Due to inclement weather on June 18th we have re-scheduled the annual OPEN Betty Lou Cruise to Wednesday, July 9th.** We will be taking a 2 1/2 hour cruise around Lake Monona, and your fee includes “Captain’s Table” appetizers for the entire private charter. There will also be a cash bar…

ACLU Urges Wisconsin to Reach Quick Decision on Appeal of Marriage Case

MADISON, Wis. – The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Wisconsin urged the governor and the state attorney general to make a quick decision about appealing a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples. The decision was put on hold in anticipation…

GLAAD launches #PridePortraits, an Instagram campaign that showcases the diversity of LGBT people and families

New York, NY, Friday, June 20, 2014 – GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization working with Instagram, announced the launch of #PridePortraits, a photo campaign that showcases the diversity of LGBT people and their families during LGBT Pride month. GLAAD also announced that three lucky…

Comm. Shares recruiting new member nonprofits

MADISON, Wis – June 16, 2014 – Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) is adding new member groups to its fundraising federation, which currently includes 60 member nonprofits.  Potential new member groups must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit and must have a demonstrated commitment to advancing social change through advocacy, raising community…

Baldwin, Kind, Moore and Pocan send letter to U.S. Attorney General asking for federal recognition of same-sex married couples in Wisconsin

Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, Congressman Ron Kind (WI-3), Congresswoman Gwen Moore (WI-4) and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-2) have sent a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the same-sex couples in Wisconsin who have received marriage licenses be recognized for federal purposes. They write,…

2nd Annual Latino Art Fair of Dane County seeks artists!

Please accept this invitation to participate in the 2nd Annual Latino Art Fair of Dane County. This is a non- profit, all volunteer event that is sponsored by the Latino Chamber of Commerce, the Madison Public Library, Centro Hispano, and the Latino Professional Association. For the second year, local Latino and…

Tomah VA to host Nursing Career Fair June 21

TOMAH, Wis. – The Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center will host a Nursing Career Fair on June 21, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Building 401, Room 1120. The public is invited to visit the career fair to learn about the benefits available to nurses through VA employment. Please…

PrideFest 2014 shatters attendance records

Energized by Wisconsin’s milestone move towards marriage equality, PrideFest Milwaukee welcomed a record-breaking 31,295 visitors to Milwaukee’s lakefront June 6, 7 and 8 for a weekend celebrating LGBT culture, community and inclusion. This year’s attendance reflects a 3% increase over the previous record of 30,385, set in 2010. Revenue results, including…

Mother, Transgender Daughter Seek Acceptance In Small-Town Wisconsin

Pair Discuss Navigating School, Friends Even as awareness and acceptance of gays and lesbians has surged in the U.S. in recent years, the transgender community often remains overlooked. According to a study earlier this year by the Williams Institute and the American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide, 46 percent…

Love Wins in Wisconsin! Fair Wisconsin statement on marriage equality ruling

Moments ago, U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb struck down Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment denying caring and committed same-sex couples the freedom to marry, in a decision that allows marriage licenses to be issued immediately. Fair Wisconsin President & CEO, Katie Belanger, has issued the following statement in response to this historic…

Federal Court Strikes Down Wisconsin Marriage Ban!

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb today struck down the discriminatory amendment to the Wisconsin state constitution preventing same-sex couples from marrying. The American Civil Liberties Union had challenged the law on behalf of eight couples seeking the freedom to marry in Wisconsin or to have their out-of-state marriages…

Pocan Announces Run for Re-Election

Madison, WI — U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) today kicked off his campaign for re-election in Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. Pocan filed the necessary paperwork this week with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board. “It has been the highest honor to represent the people of Wisconsin’s 2nd Congressional District. I came…