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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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Overture Hosts International Festival, Celebrates Cultural Diversity in Dane County

Madison, Wis. – International Festival, a free event that has been hosted by Overture Center for more than 30 years, returns on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. The festival celebrates Madison’s rich cultural heritage with returning and new performers and vendors who call Dane County home. There is…

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Rocky Mountain CARES and AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Announce Merger

DENVER, CO and MILWAUKEE, WIS… Building upon Denver’s strong response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Rocky Mountain CARES (RMC) and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) are announcing their merger following the unanimous votes of both organizations’ respective boards of directors. People living with HIV, leaders of both organizations, and…

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Pocan Statement on President Trump’s Divisive, Un-American Executive Order Banning Entry to US From Majority-Muslim Countries

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in opposition to President Trump’s dangerous, hasty, and ill-informed Executive Order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries. President Trump’s actions stand in opposition to our country’s most deeply held values and traditions, and raise further questions about…

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Freedom, Inc. celebrates Black History Month

Check out our schedule of events this month: Jan 30 Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice: The Intersectionality of Race, Mental Health and Poverty Conference held by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Social Work’s Third Annual on the intersectionality of race, poverty, and mental health. 10am and 1:15pm, T. Banks will present…

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StageQ holding auditions for “Perfect Arrangement”

When: Sunday, February 12th & Monday, February 13th – 6:00-9:00 pm Where: StageQ Rehearsal Space, Porchlight Building, 306 N. Brooks St, Madison StageQ, Inc. will be holding auditions for Perfect Arrangement by Atlanta playwright Topher Payne. Directed by John Siewert, Perfect Arrangement will be presented on the Evjue Stage at…

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Rep. Chris Taylor: “Our March Forward”

The thrill of marching down Pennsylvania Avenue last Saturday with 500,000 other people for basic human rights for women spurred my memory of the first march for women’s lives I ever attended. In 1989, I was a 21 year old college student marching at a time when protestors were physically…

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Chippewa Valley LGBT Community Center to Hold Open House

The Executive Board of the non-profit Chippewa Valley LGBT Community Center is pleased to announce the opening of their new offices in downtown Eau Claire.  Located in historic Banbury Place, the Center’s offices will continue to serve the needs of LGBTQ+ individuals and families in the Chippewa Valley region.  To…

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Oppose Senator Jeff Sessions’ Nomination for U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement announcing she will oppose President-elect Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for United States Attorney General: “America has made great progress over the last eight years with an Administration that has taken seriously a shared responsibility to pass on…

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