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Monthly Archives: August 2018

MMoCA Seeking Docents to Engage Young Visitors

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) invites community members to join a very important volunteer team—the museum’s docent corps. This welcoming group of trained volunteers engages visitors with works of art on view at the museum. Through docents’ efforts, approximately 2,750 children from schools across Wisconsin experience the transformative…

The Center for Community Healing announces its 1st anniversary as Wisconsin’s premiere LGBTQ counseling center

Owen Karcher, MA, LPC and Chelsea O’Neil Karcher, MA, LPC-IT co-founded the Center for Community Healing to provide high-quality therapy to people with marginalized or misunderstood identities. They specialize in working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning clients of all ages. Since opening its doors on the west side of…

Madison police express support for OutReach in wake of Pride parade decision

LGBTQ police officers reaffirmed their support of the Pride parade and its organizer, OutReach LGBT Community Center, as part of a complex and sometimes heated community listening session held Monday night. Nearly 90 people crowded into a meeting room at Madison’s Central Library to discuss differing views on whether or…

OutReach Board Votes to Withdraw Pride Parade Applications by Madison Area Law Enforcement Groups

Controversy around Madison Police’s involvement in the annual Pride Parade highlights divisions within the LGBTQ community. Is there a positive way forward? MADISON, WIS – OutReach LGBT Community Center today released an official statement announcing that they will be withdrawing the applications from Madison Police Department’s LGBTQ employee group, MPD…

New study shows LGBTQ representation in leadership is good for business

A new study conducted by Marquette University and commissioned by the Wisconsin LGBTQ Chamber shows that organizations and businesses with one or more LGBT people in senior leadership positions report higher overall firm performance than organizations with no LGBTQ leadership. “This study supports what we have been saying for years…

Get a Free Vegan Cooking Lesson at Madison Vegan Fest

Madison, Wis., August 8, 2018 — The 2018 Madison Vegan Fest will be held at Madison College’s Truax Campus on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm. One of the featured presentations this year is a free cooking class at 10:30 amby professional chef Dama Wells-Foster, who is also…

Milwaukee Pride donates over $23,000 to mission-critical causes

Milwaukee, WI –   In honor of PrideFest 2018, the largest LGBTQ event in Wisconsin history, the Milwaukee Pride Board of Directors has disbursed over $23,000 in financial donations, scholarships and gifts to local causes, including: $12,200 to Diverse & Resilient, via the PrideFest Plus One campaign $3,000 to Kimberly Wilbern, recipient of the 2018 Rising…