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NEXT WEEK! O.P.E.N. Annual Dinner

Thursday, February 5, 2015 The Sheraton Madison 5:30 – 9 pm REGISTER HERE! We invite you to join us for our annual dinner, a celebration of the work that OPEN does for LGBTQ professionals, executives, students, artists and our allies. This year, we welcome as keynote speakers JudiTrampf and Katy…

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AIDS Network and ARCW Merger Info Session this Wednesday

Join us for a community meeting to discuss the recently-announced merger of AIDS Network and AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin.  Leaders of both organizations will be present to discuss the merger and answer any questions you have. Who: Dan Guinn, AIDS Network Executive Director and Mike Gifford, ARCW President and…

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Are We Delicious? attempts to exorcise city-wide jinx with Friday the 13th Superstition show

January 21, 2015 (Madison, Wisconsin): Using every entertainment tool at its disposal, Are We Delicious? will attempt to lift the curse on the city of Madison, surrounding communities and the entire state of Wisconsin on Friday, February 13th. Admitting they were caught completely unprepared for this spell of bad luck,…

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Diverse and Resilient announces leadership awards

Diverse and Resilient has selected eight leaders as recipients of the 2014 LGBT Leadership Awards. The awardees are individuals and organizations who have demonstrated leadership in improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the state of Wisconsin. Leonard Sobczak has been awarded the Bayard…

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Register now – Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference

SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 20-22, 2015 for the 2015 Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference, at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee The Wisconsin LGBT Leadership Conference is an innovative approach to building a more skilled and connected network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and allied leaders who are empowered to achieve…

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Social Change Firm Launches in Madison

Madison, WI, January 12th, 2015: Project Kinect will be officially launching in Madison, WI Monday, February 23rd. The week will be filled with events, Meet Ups, and community engagement activities. The culmination of the week will be the first annual Social Change Forum that will be held Thursday, February 26th,…

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Madison Area Sports Commission Announces International Gay & Lesbian Football Association North American Championship’s Coming to Madison August 2015

(MADISON) The Madison Area Sports Commission (MASC) is pleased to announce that the 2015 International Gay & Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) will be holding their North American Championships in the Greater Madison area August 9-15, 2015 at Reddan Soccer Park in Verona. The Madison Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA) is…

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Greater Madison Golf Show Furthers Community Reach

(Madison, WI) – The 14th annual Greater Madison Golf Show will partner with local organizations, this February, in a new fundraising initiative. This endeavor will allow groups to raise funds for their own organizations while selling tickets for Greater Madison Golf Show. Participating organizations will receive fifty percent of the…

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Bartell Community Theatre Is Awarded Major Grant

New Lobby Remodel and new Executive Director bring new face to Theatre (Madison, WI) The Bartell Community Theatre Foundation, a Madison not-for-profit organization, announces it has been rewarded a $25,000 grant from Madison Community Foundation. The grant will be used to update one of the Bartell’s two performance spaces as…

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2015 City-County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Awardees Announced

Madison – Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and City of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin today announced the recipients of the combined City-County Humanitarian Award honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The award winners, selected by the City-County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, are community members who…

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You’re invited to a meeting to discuss AIDS Network and ARCW Merger

Join us for a community meeting to discuss the recently-announced merger of AIDS Network and AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Leaders of both organizations will be present to discuss the merger and answer any questions you have. Who: Dan Guinn, AIDS Network Executive Director, and Mike Gifford, ARCW President and…

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Krass & Strollers present “House of Yes”

The House of Yes by Wendy McLeod Directed by Jan Levine Thal Fabulous cast: Danielle Bormann Davidson, Tim Lom, Jenny Maahs, Sarah Whelan, and Adam Williams. Thanksgiving 1983. A violent hurricane swirls outside. Inside the Pascal house, the storm of the century–brewing for 20 years since JFK’s assassination–is about to…

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GSAFE Announces New Name, Structure

We are excited to announce that Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools has changed our name to GSAFE.  This new name is in some ways not so new, as many youth and supporters have called us “GSAFE” for years.  Additionally, we have restructured our organizational leadership from a Co-Director model…

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Madison Opera Presents Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Madison, Wis. – Madison Opera presents its first-ever production of Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street on February 6, 7, and 8 in the Capitol Theater at the Overture Center for the Arts. The company is building a new production of this thrilling American masterpiece, and…

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Online 24-hour event aims to raise hundreds of thousands for nonprofit organizations in Dane County

MADISON — Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) today announced it will host the area’s first-ever online giving day, The Big Share™, on Tuesday, March 3, to benefit 70 local nonprofits that are building a fair, just community and protecting our environment. The Big Share is a 24-hour fundraising event to…

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You are invited to the OPEN Madison Annual Dinner, Feb. 5!

We invite you to join us for our annual dinner, a celebration of the work that OPEN does for LGBTQ professionals, executives, students, artists and our allies. This year, we welcome as keynote speakers Judi Trampf and Katy Heyning, one of four couples that challenged Wisconsin’s constitutional amendment defining marriage…

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Baldwin Statement Regarding HHS Announcement on Discriminatory Blood Donation Policy

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin issued the following statement on the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that it will change its blood donation policy for gay and bisexual men from a lifetime ban to one requiring a year of abstinence prior to…

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Ring in the New Year with Roller Derby in Madison!

Mad Rollin’ Dolls flat track roller derby welcomes the New Year in Madison with a double-header at the Exposition Hall at the Alliant Energy Center on Saturday, January 3   Madison, Wis. – The Mad Rollin’ Dolls’ four home teams will ring in the New Year with hard hits and…

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Union buildings closed for Winter Break Dec 24-Jan 5, except for “Official Campus 2015 Outback Bowl Gamewatch” Thur Jan 1

Union buildings closed over winter break Dec 24-Jan 5 except for game watch: “Official Campus 2015 Outback Bowl Game Watch Location” UW BADGERS vs AUBURN TIGERS Thursday, January 1, 2015 The Sett, Union South 1308 W. Dayton Game time is 11 am; building opens 9 am to 4 pm If…

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ACLU Dismisses Case Regarding Recognition of June Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

Milwaukee – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, the ACLU LGBT Project, and attorneys from Mayer Brown, today voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit they filed in federal court on behalf of same-sex couples married in Wisconsin during the week after June 6, 2014. The case, Bloechl-Karlsen v. Walker, sought recognition…

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