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Monthly Archives: March 2015

Go roller derby! And then go Badgers!

Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby loves our Badgers and are excited to see the team in the Final Four this Saturday! In order to better accommodate the Badgers’ game time and our skaters and fans who would like to enjoy both that and our own bout planned for the same…

Dr. Ruben Anthony Named New Leader of Urban League of Greater Madison

(MADISON, Wis.) – This morning the Urban League of Greater Madison board of directors announced Dr. Ruben Anthony as its new Chief Executive Officer. Anthony lives in Madison and has a rich, 27-year background in business and transportation management and applying his expertise in the fight for civil rights. “We…

PrideFest Milwaukee announces expanded access to gender-neutral restrooms

The trans* community has been fully embraced – and honored — as part of PrideFest Milwaukee’s history and heritage since we first united, 28 summers ago in Mitchell Park. Even without a permanent home, funding, political support or an entertainment line-up, the first PrideFest demonstrated how pride in one’s self…

News from the G.A.B.: No Photo ID Required at April Election

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin voters will not be required to show a photo ID to vote at the April 7, 2015 Spring Election. The U.S. Supreme Court today cleared the way for enforcement of Wisconsin’s 2011 voter ID law, but because the Spring Election is two weeks away, the Attorney…

Comedian, Dina Nina Martinez to perform one woman show “Confessions of A Wannabe Soccer Mom: An Unconventional Journey Into Womanhood” at Broom Street Theater

Madison, WI: Confessions of A Wannabe Soccer Mom is a comedic storytelling of Dina Nina Martinez’s “Unconventional Journey Into Womanhood!” She recounts her youth in small town Texas, and the laughable life that’s brought her from Los Angeles to Madison. Her journey is marked by her loves and lack thereofs….

NEXT WEEK!: ‘Meet the Candidates’ Networking Event

OPEN Madison is proud to welcome city officials, city council members, and mayoral and city council candidates for an opportunity to meet and talk with LGBT professionals and allies about issues facing the LGBT community and the city as a whole. The event is intended to facilitate dialogue on how…

Murray, Baldwin, Pocan Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Combat Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing dangerous bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2015…

Fair Wisconsin Announces Interim Executive Director

On behalf of the Fair Wisconsin Boards of Directors, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Megin McDonell as Interim Executive Director, following the departure of President & CEO Katie Belanger. Serving Fair Wisconsin as External Relations Director since 2011, Megin has extensive experience working in nonprofits, including grant…

Urban League and MadREP to Host Second Joint Summit

In continued partnership, the Madison Region Economic Partnership and the Urban League of Greater Madison will host a joint event for Madison Region business and community leaders focused on economic development and diversity. The Madison Region’s Economic Development & Diversity Summit builds on last year’s inaugural event in recognition of…

Out at the Symphony Concert & Party

Out at the Symphony Concert & Party Christopher Taylor, Piano April 10, 2015 The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) will host a special concert and after-party for members and friends of Madison’s LGBTQ community Friday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will enjoy a fabulous concert at 7:30 p.m. featuring the…

CSW Hosting a Cultural Competence Leadership Insitute

The need for culturally competent leaders is critically important. And though attaining cultural competence does not occur in the short term, its long-term impact is beneficial for the entire community. Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) is hosting a Cultural Competence Leadership Institute for nonprofit organizations, individuals, and businesses. This is…

The Big Share a Resounding Success for 70 Local Nonprofits

Community Shares of Wisconsin Hosted Online Giving Day, First in Area MADISON – Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) today announced that the area’s first online giving day, The Big Share(tm), raised over $232,000, surpassing the goal of $180,000, to benefit 70 local nonprofits. The nonprofits reached out to potential donors,…

Save the date for the Wisconsin Trans* Health Summit

The Wisconsin Trans* Health Summit will be on May 2, 2015 in Madison, Wisconsin! The Summit is being organized by a group of community folks in Madison who saw a need to bring transgender folks, gender non-conforming folks, and those serving them (clinicians, advocates, social workers, etc) together. Our mission…

Become a Mentor/Mentee through OPEN Madison

The OPEN Mentor/Mentee  program matches someone looking for career advancement, whether they are a student, young professional, or someone just making a career change, with a seasoned business professional that has established networks and can offer guidance in this time of career transition.  We are actively seeking those interested in…

Neighborhood-sponsored Madison Mayoral Debate March 19

(MADISON, Wis.) Mayor Paul Soglin and Ald. Scott Resnick will debate each other March 19 at the Barrymore Theatre, 2090 Atwood Ave. This is the only general election forum sponsored by neighborhoods and will be an important opportunity for many residents to participate in local democracy. Renee Lauber, a board…

Forty years later, gay veteran finally gets an honorable disarcharge

Madison, WI: On February 2, 2015, Edgewood College history department chair Jay Hatheway’s 40 year struggle to have his “other than honorable discharge” from the military for being gay was finally vindicated, with a ruling that it will be overturned by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army.  In the…