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The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin Celebrates 10 Years on October 19

Racine, Wis. – The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a fundraising gala, Out in this World, on the evening of Saturday, October 19 at the Racine Masonic Center, 1012 Main Street in Racine. Out in this World—sponsored by SC Johnson— will include dinner, silent auction, live auction, program, drag…

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Diverse & Resilient is Expanding, Opens office in Appleton

In October, Diverse & Resilient will open its first Appleton office which will house our Northeast Wisconsin Room to Be Safe Anti-Violence Program.  We invite the media and community to join us on Friday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m. at 408 ½ West Wisconsin Avenue in Appleton for a press…

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Quartz Names Diego Campoverde-Cisneros New Corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager

Quartz announced today that Diego Campoverde Cisneros has been promoted to the new role of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Manager. This is Quartz’s first position dedicated exclusively to carry out its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. The DE&I Manager will help Quartz further build on the foundation it established…

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OutReach LGBT Community Center is proud to recognize Governor Tony Evers with our 2019 Ally of the Year Award.

After Tony Evers was inaugurated in January 2019 as Governor of Wisconsin, his first executive order was to ensure protections for the LGBTQ community in Wisconsin.  The details of the order are as follows: Required State of Wisconsin agencies to develop policies barring discrimination against their employees, and to people…

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Michael’s Frozen Custard on Monroe Street to close after owner’s spouse denied visa

The husband of Michael’s Frozen Custard owner Michael Dix is the latest victim of the Trump Administration’s ongoing crackdown against immigrants. Sergio De La O Hernandez has been running the day-to-day operations at the local chain’s Monroe Street location since the two were married in 2015. Hernandez had already been…

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MMoCA Announces 2019 Wisconsin Triennial artists

MADISON, WI—The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Wisconsin Triennial, a highly anticipated exhibition that charts the latest art being made across the state, will feature works by 32 individual artists and two groups of artists working in collaboration. Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and video are among the media represented,…

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AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run Announces Honorary Co-Chairs

MILWAUKEE—(August 7, 2019) — New this year, the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is announcing that there will be not just one, but three Honorary Co-Chairs for this year’s AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run. Nationally-recognized HIV activists Cleve Jones, Naina Khanna, and Mondo Guerra will all serve as…

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Humane Society: Newly proposed DATCP rules put thousands of dogs and puppies at risk

Dane County Humane Society (DCHS), Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) and other shelters statewide are voicing strong opposition to newly proposed Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) regulations that they believe will have a devastating effect on homeless dogs and Wisconsin families. DCHS is asking supporters to email Angela…

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Vandalism targets LGBTQ media in Madison

MADISON, WI – Vandalism of Our Lives distribution boxes and magazines has spiked in recent weeks, with a rash of destruction targeting the LGBTQ-focused publication along State Street and the Capitol Square. Publisher Patrick Farabaugh noted an uptick in the amount of vandalism since the 2016 election in particular, but…

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Freedom Inc. accepting applications for first Freedom Youth Organizing Camp

Freedom Inc. has announced their first-ever Freedom Youth Organizing camp specifically for youth of color, ages 12-18. The two-week day camp will be held in Dane County from August 5-16 and from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. The aim of the camp is to develop leadership and community organizing…

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Participants wanted for survey of trans community needs in Wisconsin

Milwaukee-based transgender support organization FORGE is conducting a needs assessment survey to better understand some of the current and changing needs of the trans community in Wisconsin. “We want to cast the net widely to reach as many diverse parts of our community as possible,” writes FORGE’s Caleb Weinhardt. “The…

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Communication marks one year anniversary of queer-friendly sober venue space with two-day celebration

The little-venue-that-could at 2645 Milwaukee Street, Communication, entered the Madison market as something of an anomaly: set up specifically as an all-ages sober space, the renovated house has become the go-to spot for alternative craft fairs, underground music (both local and touring), and even a recording studio. On Friday and…

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PrideFest Milwaukee 2019 breaks attendance records for eighth consecutive year

Milwaukee Pride, Inc., nonprofit parent of PrideFest Milwaukee, reports record-breaking attendance for the 2019 festival, held June 6-9 at Henry W. Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee. This year’s total confirmed festival attendance was 45,787, an increase of +1% over the 2018 total of 45,400.   The increase is especially significant, following…

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Hot Summer Gays fills Madison’s hottest days with queer-centric festivities

Local party promoter Sarah Akawa has her work cut out for her this summer. The former Queer Pressure co-producer is set to host a series of ambitious and colorful LGBTQ-focused events in Madison, featuring everything from local DJs to drag kings to live music. This is the third year that…

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Tenant Resource Center elects new board, sets course after tumultuous year

On June 20, 2019, the TRC membership held one of the largest annual meetings in its 39 year history, and voted in a new Board of Directors. As a membership organization, all current and recent staff, volunteers, and Board members are able to vote. During four hours of impassioned presentations…

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ARCW Launches First PrEP Campaign in Milwaukee

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) recently launched “Stay PrEP’d Up,” the first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) campaign in Milwaukee to help combat HIV in communities of color.  The campaign has made headlines in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Gifford, discussed how the…

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Milwaukee Common Council endorses Equality Act, while Shorewood bans conversion therapy

The Milwaukee Common Council voted Tuesday to officially endorse and urge the U.S. Senate to pass the Equality Act, a bill that would amend the Civil Rights Act to include federal protections for LGBTQ people. Over 200 major businesses nationwide have also voiced their support for passage of the bill,…

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Gov. Evers and LGBTQ representatives deliver Wisconsin’s first-ever Pride month proclamation

On a warm, sunny Monday in June, Gov. Tony Evers delivered the first-ever official LGBTQ Pride Month proclamation at the Wisconsin State Capitol. He was joined by members of the LGBT Caucus and prominent state LGBTQ advocates who all helped make sure the occasion was properly marked. With the rainbow…

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Wisconsin LGBT Caucus Introduces Bipartisan Equality Agenda

MADISON – In honor of Pride Month, LGBT members of the Wisconsin State Legislature – which includes Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit), Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville), Rep. Marisabel Cabrera (D-Milwaukee), and Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) –introduced a set of bills today as a part of the Equality Agenda….

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Subeck & Risser Introduce Abortion Access Protection Act

MADISON – Today, Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) unveiled the Abortion Access Protection Act at a press conference along with women’s health care advocates and providers. The act would repeal Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban.  Wisconsin is one of only 9 states with a statute criminalizing abortion…

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