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Proud Theater Milwaukee Opens First Full Length Show July 10 and 11

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Tuesday, June 23, 2015 – Art & Soul Innovations, in collaboration with the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, presents ‘Proud Theater Milwaukee: Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are!’ – a fun and exciting evening of theater, spoken word, poetry and music written by and starring the talented youth of…

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Supreme Court Upholds Freedom to Marry Nationally

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Supreme Court of the United States today issued a sweeping ruling in favor of marriage equality. This decision clarified what has been until now a patchwork of relationship protections in this country – 36 states and Washington, D.C. allowed same-sex couples to marry, while 13 states refused.  Now,…

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Save the Date: Dog Days of Summer & Madison Pride!

The Out Professional & Executive Network and SpaWOOF invite you and your four legged friends for an afternoon of fun, mingling, refreshments, and other activities. Join us at SpaWOOF where your dog(s) can enjoy room to play, a swag bag (for OPEN members), our pet photographer, training demonstrations, and even…

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Mad City Vegan Fest is Just Days Away

Madison, Wis., June 23, 2015 — The fifth annual Mad City Vegan Fest will take place at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., this Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to the fest is free and everyone is welcome — from omnivores who are…

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University Theatre announces 2015-16 season

The Department of Theatre and Drama’s University Theatre is pleased to announce the 2015-16 Season. Opening the fall semester will be the remount of Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen’s song cycle Fugitive Songs directed by Tony Award-winning actress Karen Olivo. University Theatre then explores the insulated lives of five Japanese-American…

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Let’s Eat Out free summer concert series kicks off June 21

The food cart coalition, Let’s Eat Out!, has announced plans for a free, three-part summer concert series at Burr Jones Field on June 21st, June 28th, and July 5th. The concert series will feature some of the best local & regional musical talent, as well as great local beer and…

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America’s LGBT 2014 Buying Power Estimated at $884 Billion

Washington, D.C. – June 10, 2015 – The combined buying power of the U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adult population for 2014 was estimated at $884 billion, according to an updated analysis by Witeck Communications. Releasing the latest projection, Bob Witeck said, “Buying power estimates help paint one…

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Woof’s Pride Community Outreach

Created in 2011 by Dino Maniaci and Jason Hoke, Owners of WOOF’S, SPAWOOF and MANI & Company, WOOF’S KING STREET PRIDE is scheduled again this year for Saturday August 15th. Initially created to offer an alternative outlet for Madison’s LGBT community to celebrate PRIDE, WOOF’S will once again create a…

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Health professionals to train in transgender care

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Physicians without formal training in transgender health can be unprepared when a transgender patient needs basic health care, or help with a transgender specific issue such as hormonal transition. If the physician is unfamiliar with the typical barriers faced by transgender people in the health-care system or…

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Mad Rollin’ Dolls summer season kicks off with games vs. Milwaukee and Chicago!

Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby’s Dairyland Dolls A and B teams square off against Milwaukee and Chicago teams at the Hartmeyer Ice Arena   Madison, Wis. – The Mad Rollin’ Dolls’ Dairyland Dolls all-stars and B team take the track on Saturday, June 20 at the Hartmeyer Ice Arena (aka “The Barn”), 1834 Commercial Ave., Madison to…

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OPTN/UNOS Board approves policies to support HOPE Act

Atlanta – The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting June 1 and 2, approved policies to facilitate the transplant community’s participation in the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (also known as the HOPE Act), which calls for study of the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of allowing transplantable organs…

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Betty Lou Cruise with OPEN – Register Today!

Mingle with friends, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and sip refreshments on beautiful Lake Monona! It’s time for one of OPEN’s most beloved events, the Annual Betty Lou Cruise! We will take a 2 1/2 hour cruise around Lake Monona, and your admission includes “Captain’s Table” appetizers for the entire private charter….

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Diverse & Resilient Names New CEO

The Board of Directors of Diverse & Resilient (D&R) is pleased to announce that Gerry Coon, PhD, has been selected as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. His selection as CEO is the outcome of a national search conducted over the past six months lead by a team that included…

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Local Playwrights Tackle Bullying

Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre in cooperation with StageQ Presents: A Sky Painted Brown By Naomi Bielefeldt, Nancy Craig, Clarice LaFayette, Donnovan Moen, Emily Morrison-Weeks, Gail Sterkel, and Jan Levine Thal A short play that asks the big question: whose fault is bullying? A Sky Painted Brown, an original play by…

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Bisexual and Transgender Youth Activists Honored for Courage in Fighting for Transgender, Immigrant & Workers Rights

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Colin Higgins Foundation today announced its 15th Annual Youth Courage Award winners, whom it will recognize for extraordinary leadership and advocacy on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The 2015 winners are: Alex Bergeron, 20, of San Francisco, Calif.; Anthony James…

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Consciously Queer Dating Seminar and Salon coming June 19-20

Consciously Queer Dating Seminar & Salon: Skills, Strategies & Self-awareness for LGBTQ+ Women & Gender Non-Conforming People June 19–June 20 The Pyle Center June 19 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. June 20 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Beverages & Snacks Included; Lunch on Your Own Registration Fee: • $99 by June 15 • $149 between…

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StageQ is proud to announce its 2015-2016 season productions

October 12-20, 2015, in the Drury Theatre, we present Boys in the Band, by Mart Crowley and directed by Steve Noll. This long-running hit play premiered in 1968 and was later filmed with the original cast. In 2010, the play returned to New York City in an highly praised production…

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National LGBT Museum Chooses New York as Site for Museum, appoints Jennings Co-Chair

April 29, 2015 New York, New York The Board of Directors of the National LGBT Museum has voted to base the museum in New York City and has elected longtime LGBT activist Kevin Jennings as its co-chair. Founded in 2008 by Board Co-Chair Tim Gold, the National LGBT Museum engaged…

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Broom Street Theater presents Held: A Musical Fantasy opening May 29th

Broom Street Theater presents Held, May 29-June 20 This dark, dreamy musical is the culmination of Broom Street Theater’s 45th Anniversary season. Three childhood friends, one with extraordinary powers, find themselves trapped in a place where time seems to stand still and the only way out is unthinkable. Traveling on…

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Support local LGBTQ non-profits on Give OUT Day, May 21

Please join us for the 3rd annual Give OUT Day, the national day of giving for the LGBTQ community! For 24-hours, the LGBTQ community and our allies from across the country will come together to raise critically needed funds to support the diverse array of LGBTQ nonprofits including community centers,…

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