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Everett Mitchell announces bid for Dane County Circuit Court

Madison – Local Attorney Rev. Everett Mitchell announced on Tuesday his candidacy for Judge of the Fourth Circuit Court Branch of Dane County. “I’m excited to talk with the people of Dane County about my credentials to serve them as a competent and considerate judge,” said Mitchell. “Dane County residents…

ANNOUNCING: Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby season dates!

MADISON, WIS: Madison’s premier flat track roller derby league, the Mad Rollin’ Dolls, are thrilled to announce the FIVE dates for their twelfth season of home team game play! The season gets underway at the home opener, “Frozen Fury,” December 5 at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, with all…

Sylvia Rivera, first transgender person in the National Portrait Gallery’s collection

Earlier this year, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery installed the portrait of Sylvia Rivera in the “Struggle for Justice” exhibition. Rivera is the first transgendered person in the museum’s collection. A forerunner in the fight against gender identity discrimination, Ray Rivera rechristened himself as Sylvia as a teenager. When cast…

The Office of Multicultural Initiatives Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary with Passing the Mic, The Eleventh Annual Hip Hop Arts Festival on October 22-24, 2015

MADISON, WI — The Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) within the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement, along with the Department of Afro- American Studies, the Wisconsin Book Festival, the Arts Institute, 100state, and Pathways to Excellence, present the eleventh annual Passing the Mic, a Hip Hop Arts…

Members of Congress to TSA – Reform Screening Procedures for Transgender Passengers

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Brian Higgins (D-NY) along with twenty-nine other congressional colleagues sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administration Peter Neffenger urging changes in the way that the agency screens transgender passengers. The letter comes on the heels…

World’s Leading Experts on Transgender Surgery Gather in Boston

(CHICAGO, IL – September 30, 2015) The latest techniques and advances in transgender surgery will the subject of various sessions at this year’s scientific conference, Plastic Surgery: The Meeting, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) announced today. The Meeting, which  will be held October 16-20 at the Boston Convention…

GSAFE Statement on Bill LRB 2643/1

Yesterday, two Wisconsin GOP lawmakers, Rep. Jesse Kremer (, R-Kewaskum), and Sen. Steve Nass, (R-Whitewater), proposed a bill that would require school boards to designate school facilities as being for one gender exclusively, based on a person’s biological sex. GSAFE’s Sr. Director of Education and Policy, Brian Juchems, made the…

Fair Wisconsin Statement on Transgender Student Bill

Yesterday afternoon, two state lawmakers began circulating a bill for co-sponsors, prohibiting transgender students from using the restrooms and changing rooms that correspond with their gender identity. The bill also requires school boards to designate facilities exclusively for one physical sex or the other. Megin McDonell, interim Executive Director of…

AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run 2015 Raises $402,542

MILWAUKEE… Walkers and runners from across Wisconsin gathered in Milwaukee today to celebrate raising $402,542 to support HIV prevention, care and treatment programs throughout Wisconsin at today’s 26th AIDS Walk Wisconsin and 5K Run. “Today marks another successful AIDS Walk Wisconsin. We are grateful to the thousands of walkers who…