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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Speak out against proposed new rule to allow discrimination in health care

They came for transgender students, they came for transgender troops. Now, the Trump administration is coming for transgender people’s health care. Just now, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a new regulation that will falsely tell doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies that is is perfectly fine to…

Local Rastafari church protested for hate speech, as landlord moves to evict

“Blaze it, don’t appropriate it!” “Pro-pot. Anti-hate.” The signs held by protesters outside of the Lion of Judah House of Rastafari church were universal in their support for legalized marijuana – and opposition to hate speech. About a dozen or so people gathered outside the establishment at the corner of…

Madison Mallards cut ties with Chick-fil-A over company’s anti-LGBTQ giving

Madison’s summer collegiate baseball team has officially severed ties with the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, citing the company’s record of donating to anti-LGBTQ organizations. In a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon, the Madison Mallards made the announcement, writing, “For nineteen years, the Mallards have prided ourselves on building an experience focused on…

Between The Waves & UCAN Partnership – A Conference Within A Conference

Between The Waves Madison Music Conference and Festival (BTW) is partnering with the Urban Community Arts Network (UCAN) to incorporate their Level Up Music Industry Conference program into the third annual BTW. At the BTW 2019, UCAN will join with BTW to reach a wider audience, specifically the Hip-Hop community….

PrideFest Milwaukee: the countdown is on!

Milwaukee, WI –  In just three weeks, PrideFest Milwaukee kicks off the summer festival season with a four-day weekend celebration of LGBTQ history and heritage.  This year’s line-up includes Kim Petras, Greyson Chance, Dragapalooza! (featuring Trixie Mattel) and over 100 LGBTQ artists on eight stages.  Festival highlights include:  Burlesque, fire dancers, fashion and drag…

Announcing the 30th Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Madison

Kujichagulia Madison Center for Self Determination is inviting all communities to join us for the commemoration of the 30th Annual Celebration of the historic event –the emancipation of all slaves in America. This year’s theme: Juneteenth 2019 “Embracing Our Legacy of Resilience.” Juneteenth has continued to be a day set…

Madison Opera Announces 2019/20 Season

Madison, Wis. – Madison Opera has announced its 2019/20 season, which encompasses stories profound and absurd, contemporary and classical, with some of the finest musical scores in the operatic repertoire.  The company’s 59th season opens with La Traviata in November, followed by Fellow Travelers in February, andOrpheus in the Underworld in April.  The season concludes with the…

StageQ Announces New Season and Auditions

StageQ’s season will revolve around the idea of identity; how one finds their identity, how identity evolves, and how identity is challenged. Almost every queer person, as they grow up, has struggled or will struggle with discovering who they are, what they believe in and find value in, and where…