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Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda Returns with Summer Sessions

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda offers a diverse lineup of local and regional performers and educators, selected exclusively for children and their families at no cost. The program will continue during the summer with scheduled events that are free and open to the public. “Kids in…

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Dane County, Madison to Re-Name Local Govt Building in Honor of Former President Obama

Dane County and City of Madison leaders are teaming together to re-name what’s commonly referred to as “the City-County Building” after America’s 44th President Barack Obama.  County Board and City of Madison City Council resolutions creating the designation were announced at a press conference today on the steps of the…

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PrideFest Milwaukee makes history with record-breaking attendance

Milwaukee, WI –  Last weekend, beautiful weather and beautiful people combined at Milwaukee’s lakefront for the 30th anniversary of PrideFest Milwaukee, one of the nation’s largest celebrations of LGBTQ culture and community. With 37,682 visitors attending this year’s festival, attendance was up 13%over the previous record of 33,438 set in 2016….

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National Report on Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities Released Today

Today we remember those who lost their lives and those who survived in the Pulse Nightclub shooting one year ago.  As we work to honor them with action, we share with you The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs 2016 Hate Violence Report released today. Attached and read it here: http://bit.ly/Not1StoryNCAVP…

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Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ of Dane County taking applications now for new scholarship

Apply today! ¡Apliquen hoy! Incredible Scholarships offered to the community! ¡Increíbles becas para la comunidad! Information in English and Spanish Información en Inglés y a Español —- ORGULLO LATINX LGBT+ OF DANE COUNTY Presents the LGBT+ Community Hero Scholarships Through these scholarships, Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ of Dane County recognizes the…

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Event Set to Fight Persecution of Foreign LGBT People

MADISON, WISCONSIN – In response to a growing wave of violence and persecution of sexual minorities in Chechnya, LGBTQ community members in Dane County have scheduled a fundraiser for Rainbow Railroad, a Canadian human rights project. Organizers are collecting donations and recruiting sponsors for the event to be held from…

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Reps. Mark Spreitzer, JoCasta Zamarripa, and Sen. Tim Carpenter introduce the Privacy Protection and Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act

MADISON – Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) held a press conference today in the State Capitol to introduce a bill that would add protections to Wisconsin statutes against discrimination based on a person’s gender identity or gender expression. Reps. Spreitzer and Zamarripa are the Assembly lead authors, with Sen. Carpenter in…

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PrideFest Milwaukee invites you to this year’s opening ceremonies for FREE

oin our 30th anniversary celebration with FREE ADMISSION to PrideFest Milwaukee on Friday, June 9! To honor our history and heritage,  Milwaukee Pride, Inc. is offering complimentary admission for all visitors from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. so that guests may celebrate 30 years of local LGBTQ triumph. Opening ceremonies begin…

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American Family Insurance to raise LGBT pride flag for the month of June at national headquarters

American Family Insurance is raising the LGBT pride flag at its national headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, for the second year – Thursday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE:        6000 American Family Parkway, Madison, Wisconsin, 53783 (Follow the signs to Main Entrance/Rotunda parking lot). DETAILS:      American Family will raise the pride…

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Felicia Melton Smyth Holiday Gift Drive to Continue with Help from The Mad City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

The Felicia Melton Smyth Holiday Gift Drive has provided holiday gifts to clients of AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and their families for 15 years. First began by Felicia in 2002 with assistance from Dana Crumpton and the Shamrock Bar, the drive has been a source of joy for those…

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AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run 2017 Honorary Chair

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is pleased to announce award winning actress and singer Jane Lynch will be Honorary Chair of the 28th annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7th at the Summerfest Grounds. “I am proud to join…

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Overture Center’s Tommy Award Recipients 2016/17 Announced

Madison, Wis. – Named for local Broadway star Tom Wopat, the Tommy Awards Program at Overture Center for the Arts encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theater each year and culminates in an annual awards show in Overture Hall. The 8th Annual Awards Tommy Awards Show will…

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TRANSforming Faith conference aims to build understanding between transgender youth and faith communities

Join us at the (Trans)forming Faith Conference, a one-day event dedicated to strengthening the understanding between transgender youth, their parents, and faith leaders from across Wisconsin. The event will consist of panel discussions, caucus breakout groups for parents, youth and faith community, and workshops on a series of topics that are…

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Sunday Bumday! Burlesque Revue open burlesque show coming to the Nomad

The newly opened Nomad World Pub (formerly the Cardinal Bar) in Madison is pleased to host a new, regular burlesque revue, every third Sunday and featuring a wide variety of brand new, up-and-coming, and established talent from across the city and beyond. Co-hosts Marina Mars and Mama No Shits tell…

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Get Ready to Rock & Read June 18

MADISON, Wis. (Wednesday, May 17, 2017) – Madison Public Library Foundation will host its fourth annual Rock & Read fundraiser on Sunday, June 18, from 3-6 p.m. in the Bier Garten at Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton. Rock & Read is an opportunity for the community to celebrate literacy,…

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Best-Selling Author, Humorist and Contributor to This American Life Live at Overture Center

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center presents David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only in Overture Hall on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m….

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Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus of Madison presents “Devotion/Commitment: 20th Anniversary Concert”

Friday, June 2, 2017, 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus will celebrate 20 years of choral excellence and community involvement with a June 2 concert appropriately titled “Devotion/Commitment”.  Themes of devotion to community, family, work, God, country, liberty, and self will…

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HRC Responds to Rumored License to Discriminate EO

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to a new media report about a rumored #LicenseToDiscriminate order that puts millions of LGBTQ Americans and women at risk of discrimination. Earlier this year, a leaked draft…

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Monona East Side Restaurant Month starts May 1

Monona, WI – Monona East Side Restaurant Month kicks off on Monday, May 1. 21 restaurants located in Monona and on Madison’s east side are participating. The Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA) is spearheading the program for the first time in 2017. Customers will take a “Bite Card” to…

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Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 Season Finale—an American Premiere and Brahms’ A German Requiem

MADISON, WI – The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Music Director John DeMain, welcomes back Organist Nathan Laube and welcomes Soprano Devon Guthrie and Bass-Baritone Timothy Jones, making their MSO debut, as they join the orchestra for Brahms’ A German Requiem May 5, 6, and 7. The concert will…

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