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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Candidate for Wisconsin State Supreme Court compared homosexuality to bestiality, called himself a “culture warrior”

A candidate vying to become the newest justice on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court once compared same-sex relationships to bestiality, and railed against organizations like Planned Parenthood in anti-choice rants, a review of past blog posts has found. Judge Brian Hagedorn is currently serving on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals’…

Plan B brings on former Inferno owner, Apollo Marquez, as new partner

The big changes continue for Madison’s Plan B. On Monday, the embattled nightclub announced that former Inferno owner Apollo Marquez had been brought on as a co-owner alongside Rico Sabatini. Sabatini co-founded the business with Corey Gresen in 2009, but left to pursue a career in real estate in 2015….

Proud Theater to Hold 4th Annual LGBTQ+ Inter-generational Conference

Madison, Wisconsin  — Proud Theater, Wisconsin’s premier LGBTQIA+ Youth Theater organization, in collaboration with Trinity United Methodist Church, PFLAG-Madison, and the First United Methodist Church of Madison, will hold its fourth annual LGBTQIA+ intergenerational conference, ‘Connections IV: Changing Times’. The event is open to members and allies of the LGBTQIA+…

GSAFE and JM4C present statewide conference for LGBTQ+ youth

GSAFE and Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C) are pleased to present “Safe Schools, Safe Communities: State Conference on LGBTQ+ Youth” on Friday, March 8, 2019. This year’s conference will be held at Parker High School in Janesville. Safe Schools, Safe Communities will feature a variety of speakers and workshops facilitated by local and…

T MADISON, WIS. – In light of recent controversy surrounding Madison’s “drag scene,” a group of local queens aims to use their platform for the greater good. ‘Hysteria’ is a monthly drag show taking place at the new, dark, and quirky club, Crucible [3116 Commercial Ave. Madison, WI 53714]. Tips…

Plan B changes hands, again

Co-founder and former co-owner Rico Sabatini announced today that he is once again taking over popular but troubled Madison nightclub Plan B. In a post to the club’s Facebook page on Friday, Sabatini said he had bought out the existing three co-owners, Corey Gresen (with whom he founded the club…

Share your stories of hope to help LGBTQ youth mental health

As the Center for Community Healing closes out 2018 they say they are seeing an alarming rise of suicidal thoughts, depression, and self-harm among LGBTQ youth as young as 9 years old. The Center is turning to the community for help with a project aimed at providing hope and changing that narrative…

Cudahy enacts protections against “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth

The city of Cudahy on Wednesday became the fourth city in Wisconsin to pass an ordinance to protect youth from so-called “conversion therapy.” Cudahy joins Milwaukee, Madison and Eau Claire in banning the use of the dangerous and discredited practice aimed at changing one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Efforts…