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Edgewood College Theater announces its 2017-18 season

Announcing the 2017-2018 Edgewood College Theatre Season: SHOUT! The Mod Musical by Phillip George & David Lowenstein Directed by Phil Martin September 15, 16, 22, 23 England swings with the sounds of SHOUT! The Mod Musical. This fun-filled review tracks the lives of five young women coming of age in…

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Everyone’s invited to light up the night with the Take Back the Night Madison Run/Walk!

(MADISON,WI)   Madison will light up to support survivors on April 19th at the Take Back The Night Madison’s Run/Walk for 2017! Representative Chris Taylor and Eileen Zeiger, the Director of Education and Outreach Programming at the Rape Crisis Center, will address the supporters before the 5K run and 2 mile…

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Mineral Point Celebrates its Legacy of Historic Preservation

Mineral Point, WI – Ask most people what impresses them about Mineral Point and you are likely to hear something about the historic architecture. The buildings that have been so lovingly preserved here are definitely aha moments for many. As the first city in Wisconsin to be listed on the National…

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Join Rep. Pocan Thursday, April 13th for a University of Wisconsin – Madison Town Hall

Madison – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will hold a University of Wisconsin – Madison town hall on Thursday, April 13th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., to discuss his work in Congress and field questions on issues important to students, faculty and Dane County residents. This will be Rep. Pocan’s…

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Reps. Spreitzer and Zamarripa letter to Group Insurance Board regarding healthcare coverage for transgender state employees

April 11, 2017 Group Insurance Board Department of Employee Trust Funds P.O. Box 7931 Madison, WI 53707-7931 Dear Members of the Group Insurance Board, We write to you to express our deep concern over the Group Insurance Board’s (GIB) decision to strip essential healthcare away from many of the state…

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Proud Theater Sun Prairie Presents: NuQueer Reaction! Two nights only

April 28 & 29, 2017, 7 p.m. Sun Prairie United Methodist Church 702 North Street, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — Art & Soul Innovations proudly presents Proud Theater Sun Prairie in ‘NuQueer Reaction’, the latest theatrical production from Sun Prairie’s very own youth-driven…

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Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” Madison presents: “The 2nd Annual Black Women’s Leadership Conference: Progress, Empowerment, and Collaboration”

Madison, WI — Following the success of last year’s sold-out event, Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” Madison will host the second annual award winning “Black Women’s Leadership Conference,” focused on promoting sisterhood and elevating the collective status of Black women. The event, spanning three days and several venues throughout the Madison community,…

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Diverse & Resilient Mourns the Homicide of Andrew Nesbitt in Madison, Wisconsin

Diverse & Resilient is heartbroken to learn of the homicide of Andrew (Drew) Nesbitt in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday, March 27, 2017. “As an advocate for LGBTQ individuals who are victims of violence, I first met Drew when he was a victim of a brutal hate crime in 2011 on…

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Spring 2017 GSA Conference Scheduled for April 7th!

Join 200+ GSA and student leaders from across the state! GSAFE’s Spring Conference is open to current middle school and high school students, as well as to GSA advisors and other school professionals who are supporting GSAs and similar clubs. The cost to attend is $15.00 per student, which covers…

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Local actors are Wrong for the Part in annual KRASS fundraiser

Theater goers: Are you tired of today’s limitations of casting? Are you incensed that a middle-aged woman is never chosen to portray Hamlet or that no voice-cracking teenager ever gets to play the wise old sage? Are you threatened by the success and talent of child actors and wish their…

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Call for Literary and Visual Artists for the Art En Route Project

Art En Route connects the literary with the visual. Here in Madison, WI Art En Route bridges an underexplored platform for creative expression between the junction of public transportation and public works of art. This project will pair visual and literary artists to together, create uniquely commissioned works of art….

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StageQ’s New Play “Perfect Arrangement” Takes On Government Persecution of LGBTQ People

MADISON, WI – StageQ’s production of the “Perfect Arrangement” by Topher Payne, which opens in the Bartell Theatre on April 21, takes a hard look at the issue of government persecution and blacklisting of LGBT people during the McCarthy era. The work, directed by John Siewert, is part of a…

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122 Members of Congress Lead Bipartisan Letter Urging the President to Reinstate Guidelines for Transgender Students

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) led a bipartisan letter with 121 Members of Congress to the President urging him to reverse the recent decision to rescind guidance regarding protections for transgender students under Title IX. The letter also asks the President to meet with transgender students and their…

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Wisconsin Film Festival preview: March 30-April 6, 2017

Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Film Festival (Festival) is presented by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts and is the largest university-managed film festival in the nation showing an average of 150 films over eight days with an average attendance of 25,000-30,000….

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CampOut, The Midwest’s Premier LGBT Family Camp Returns for its Second Summer

Two of America’s top ten camps, Lake of the Woods and Greenwoods in Decatur, Michigan returns for its second summer after serving over 20 LGBT families in year one.  CampOut, a three-day, two-night LGBT-focused family camp weekend takes place annually in August in Southwest Michigan. This weekend is open to…

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TransLiberation Art Coalition seeks submissions for spring art show

The TransLiberation Art Coalition announces its FREE debut Spring Show! The first ever biannual event will feature art, music, food, goods and more from the local transgender*, gender-queer, and non-binary community on Saturday April 15th, from Noon to 4 p.m. at the High Noon Saloon, 701 E. Washington Ave. Local…

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Announcing the 2017 CSArt Madison Artists

(MADISON, WI) Arts + Literature Laboratory is pleased to announce the ten featured artists for the inaugural season of CSArt Madison—southern Wisconsin’s first Community Supported Art program—and will begin selling member shares to this innovative program on May 1, 2017. The 2017 CSArt Madison artists are: Faisal Abdu’Allah, Katharine DeLamater,…

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Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby presents semi-finals and an all-star game

Back to back to back roller derby is coming! One night, all the action: Mad Rollin’ Dolls present home team semi-finals AND the first season game for their all-star Dairyland Dolls on Saturday, March 4 at the Alliant Energy Center’s Exhibition Halls.  The action kicks off early at 4:15 p.m. as…

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ACLU of Wisconsin hires Chris Ott as executive director

MILWAUKEE — The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin has hired Christopher Ott as its new executive director, starting in late March. Ott, a native of Wisconsin, has served as the communications director for the ACLU of Massachusetts in Boston for 10 years, and led the state LGBT rights organization…

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Diverse & Resilient Announces Statewide Help Line for LGBTQ Survivors

Diverse & Resilient is pleased to announce the new Room to Be Safe program and resource line serving Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) survivors of intimate partner or community violence and their loved ones.  This work has been made possible by a grant through the Department of Children…

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