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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Ring in the New Year with Roller Derby in Madison!

Mad Rollin’ Dolls flat track roller derby welcomes the New Year in Madison with a double-header at the Exposition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center on Saturday, January 3   Madison, Wis. – The Mad Rollin’ Dolls’ four home teams will ring in the New Year with hard hits and…

ACLU Dismisses Case Regarding Recognition of June Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

Milwaukee – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, the ACLU LGBT Project, and attorneys from Mayer Brown, today voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit they filed in federal court on behalf of same-sex couples married in Wisconsin during the week after June 6, 2014. The case, Bloechl-Karlsen v. Walker, sought recognition…

Baraboo School Board passes transgender athlete policy 4 to 3

GSAFE congratulates the Baraboo School Board who approved a transgender athletic participation policy during their regular meeting last night.  The policy passed by a 4 to 3 vote and was based on a model policy introduced by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association in 2013.  Around 100 individuals attended last night’s…

Just Dining Guide: A Guide to Restaurant Employment Standards in Madison

Just Dining Guide: A Guide to Restaurant Employment Standards in Madison WRC and ICWJ Releases Phone App of Updated Guide On December 11 the Workers Rights’ Center (WRC) and the Interfaith Coalition (ICWJ) will release the 3rd Edition of Madison’s only dining guide of employment standards. This year the guide…

Baraboo School Board needs your support!

The Baraboo School Board is coming under strong pressure from inside as well as outside the district to table and reject a proposed transgender athlete policy. Check out this local news report about their efforts. This policy is based on the WIAA model policy that was passed last year.  This…

Pianist Ingrid Fliter Debuts with Madison Symphony Orchestra Feb. 13, 14, 15

In her first appearance on the Overture Hall stage, Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter will perform Chopin when she joins the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Feb. 13, 14, and 15. Works by English composer Benjamin Britten and Romantic-era composer Robert Schumann will also make their debuts in the hall. Fliter will…

AIDS Network and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Announce Merger

MADISON and MILWAUKEE, WIS.  In order to strengthen Wisconsin’s already nationally renowned response to AIDS, AIDS Network and AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) are announcing they will merge effective February 1, 2015. Leaders of both organizations state the merger will preserve continuity of care for patients and clients. “Wisconsin…

Support LGBTQ organizations on #GivingTuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been dubbed “Giving Tuesday” as a way to give to those organizations doing good work in our communities and counteract the buying frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here are some ways you can support LGBTQ non-profits in the Madison area and beyond this…

Kelly Mantle from RuPaul’s Drag Race to headline December’s Alphabet Soup

Madison’s first LGBTQ standup comedy show Alphabet Soup welcomes Kelly Mantle from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Logo TV’s “One Night Stand Up”. Alphabet Soup continues to offer world class comedy monthly for free. Although the show is free, this month will have a suggested $10.00 donation that will benefit AIDS Network. “I felt it…

2nd Annual Project Famous Screenwriting Competition is now LIVE

MADISON, WI – November 24, 2014 – Project Famous, LLC, a Madison, WI based Artist Collective, Digital Magazine, and Film Company, is now accepting submissions for their 2nd Annual Screenwriting Competition. Coinciding with this announcement, Project Famous also welcomes Final Draft, Inc., Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC, Sony Creative Software, Inc.,…