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Pocan Statement on President Trump’s Divisive, Un-American Executive Order Banning Entry to US From Majority-Muslim Countries

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in opposition to President Trump’s dangerous, hasty, and ill-informed Executive Order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries. President Trump’s actions stand in opposition to our country’s most deeply held values and traditions, and raise further questions about…

Freedom, Inc. celebrates Black History Month

Check out our schedule of events this month: Jan 30 Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice: The Intersectionality of Race, Mental Health and Poverty Conference held by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work’s Third Annual on the intersectionality of race, poverty, and mental health. 10am and 1:15pm, T. Banks will present…

StageQ holding auditions for “Perfect Arrangement”

When: Sunday, February 12th & Monday, February 13th – 6:00-9:00 pm Where: StageQ Rehearsal Space, Porchlight Building, 306 N. Brooks St, Madison StageQ, Inc. will be holding auditions for Perfect Arrangement by Atlanta playwright Topher Payne. Directed by John Siewert, Perfect Arrangement will be presented on the Evjue Stage at…

Rep. Chris Taylor: “Our March Forward”

The thrill of marching down Pennsylvania Avenue last Saturday with 500,000 other people for basic human rights for women spurred my memory of the first march for women’s lives I ever attended. In 1989, I was a 21 year old college student marching at a time when protestors were physically…

Chippewa Valley LGBT Community Center to Hold Open House

The Executive Board of the non-profit Chippewa Valley LGBT Community Center is pleased to announce the opening of their new offices in downtown Eau Claire.  Located in historic Banbury Place, the Center’s offices will continue to serve the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals and families in the Chippewa Valley region.  To…

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Oppose Senator Jeff Sessions’ Nomination for U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement announcing she will oppose President-elect Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for United States Attorney General: “America has made great progress over the last eight years with an Administration that has taken seriously a shared responsibility to pass on…

Wisconsin Schools Remain Hostile for Many LGBTQ Secondary Students, GLSEN Report Finds

WISCONSIN (January 11, 2017) – GLSEN today released state-level data from its benchmark National School Climate Survey, which shows that U.S. secondary schools are slowly improving but remain hostile environments for many lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students. The biennial survey, which began in 1999, found that harassment…

Dark comedy “Morticians in Love” opens this February

Morticians in Love by Christi Stewart-Brown, directed by Suzan Kurry Cast: Mary Wallin and Bryan Royston as the morticians. Rowan Calyx as the androgynous assistant. Issaka Brellenthin and Joshua Paffel as the attractive corpses. “Everybody should love death this much.” A shy mortuary owner and her assistant toil alone among…

Proud Theater to Hold 2nd Annual LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Conference

MADISON, WISCONSIN – JANUARY 9, 2017 – Proud Theater, Wisconsin’s premier LGBTQ+ Youth Theater organization, in collaboration with the Outreach LGBT Community Center, Trinity United Methodist Church, PFLAG-Madison, and the First United Methodist Church of Madison, will hold its second annual LGBTQ+ intergenerational conference, ‘Connections: Milestones’. The event is open to members…

ACLU Condemns Group Insurance Board’s Decision to Capitulate to Effort to Reinstate Anti-Transgender Health Care Exclusion

MILWAUKEE – The ACLU of Wisconsin condemned the Group Insurance Board’s capitulation to pressure from Attorney General Brad Schimel and Gov. Scott Walker’s insurance commissioner to rescind the GIB’s earlier decision to update state employees’ health insurance plans to cover transition-related care for transgender employees.  The coverage of such medically…

Ring in the New Year with roller derby in Madison

MADISON, WIS: Ring in the New Year with the hard hits and fast skating action of the Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby league on January 7 in Madison: Hurry hurry hurry! You ‘mustache’ to our second game of the season! Mad Rollin’ Dolls present “I MUSTACHE TO THE ROLLER DERBY”…