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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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Baraboo School Board passes transgender athlete policy 4 to 3

GSAFE congratulates the Baraboo School Board who approved a transgender athletic participation policy during their regular meeting last night.  The policy passed by a 4 to 3 vote and was based on a model policy introduced by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association in 2013.  Around 100 individuals attended last night’s…

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Just Dining Guide: A Guide to Restaurant Employment Standards in Madison

Just Dining Guide: A Guide to Restaurant Employment Standards in Madison WRC and ICWJ Releases Phone App of Updated Guide On December 11 the Workers Rights’ Center (WRC) and the Interfaith Coalition (ICWJ) will release the 3rd Edition of Madison’s only dining guide of employment standards. This year the guide…

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Baraboo School Board needs your support!

The Baraboo School Board is coming under strong pressure from inside as well as outside the district to table and reject a proposed transgender athlete policy. Check out this local news report about their efforts. This policy is based on the WIAA model policy that was passed last year.  This…

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Pianist Ingrid Fliter Debuts with Madison Symphony Orchestra Feb. 13, 14, 15

In her first appearance on the Overture Hall stage, Argentinean pianist Ingrid Fliter will perform Chopin when she joins the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Feb. 13, 14, and 15. Works by English composer Benjamin Britten and Romantic-era composer Robert Schumann will also make their debuts in the hall. Fliter will…

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AIDS Network and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Announce Merger

MADISON and MILWAUKEE, WIS.  In order to strengthen Wisconsin’s already nationally renowned response to AIDS, AIDS Network and AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) are announcing they will merge effective February 1, 2015. Leaders of both organizations state the merger will preserve continuity of care for patients and clients. “Wisconsin…

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Plan B cast member Trixie Mattel announced as contestant on new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race

From ETV: It’s the most wonderful time of the year—time for the return of RuPaul‘s Drag Race! RuPaul drops her flag once again in 2015, and 14 new queens rev up in hopes of being named America’s Next Drag Superstar. Logo premiered the season 7 teaser at Sunday’s New Now…

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Support LGBTQ organizations on #GivingTuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been dubbed “Giving Tuesday” as a way to give to those organizations doing good work in our communities and counteract the buying frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Here are some ways you can support LGBTQ non-profits in the Madison area and beyond this…

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Kelly Mantle from RuPaul’s Drag Race to headline December’s Alphabet Soup

Madison’s first LGBTQ standup comedy show Alphabet Soup welcomes Kelly Mantle from “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and Logo TV’s “One Night Stand Up”. Alphabet Soup continues to offer world class comedy monthly for free. Although the show is free, this month will have a suggested $10.00 donation that will benefit AIDS Network. “I felt it…

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2nd Annual Project Famous Screenwriting Competition is now LIVE

MADISON, WI – November 24, 2014 – Project Famous, LLC, a Madison, WI based Artist Collective, Digital Magazine, and Film Company, is now accepting submissions for their 2nd Annual Screenwriting Competition. Coinciding with this announcement, Project Famous also welcomes Final Draft, Inc., Blake Snyder Enterprises, LLC, Sony Creative Software, Inc.,…

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End State Violence From Ferguson to Madison

We are the Young, Gifted and Black Coalition. We are young Black women, queer folks and feminist men who are fighting for Black liberation. Many of us have been to Ferguson and participated in the actions and protests, which have led this movement, and have also created a sociopolitcal moment…

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UW Cinematheque presents Madison premiere of LGBT comedy

UW-Madison’s Cinematheque is proud to present the Madison premiere of “Appropriate Behavior,” a hilarious bisexual relationship comedy that premiered to great acclaim at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. The film follows Shirin, an Iranian-American bisexual reeling from a breakup, as she falls in and out of myriad Brooklyn beds while remaining closed to…

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Camp, camp and more camp in StageQ’s CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS!

Do you love Mommie Dearest?  Have you ever wanted to see Joan Crawford ridiculed, teased and insulted?  How about Joan Crawford and Gloria Swanson in a slap-fest?  Well, look no further!  Christmas with the Crawfords opens December 5th, 2014 and runs through Saturday, December 20th on the Drury Stage at…

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Extended, Reimagined Frostiball Set for January 31

Now touted as Downtown’s Premier Benefit for the Arts, Frostiball 2015 is set for Saturday, January 31, presented for the first time by Overture Center for the Arts in partnership with Downtown Madison, Inc.   “This is a perfect opportunity to support the arts in Madison and enjoy a spectacular…

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MMoCA’s 44th annual Holiday Art Fair – Nov. 21-23

MADISON, WI –The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art will inspire giving at the 44th annual Holiday Art Fair, taking place the weekend before Thanksgiving, November 21 to 23, 2014. With new and returning exhibitors, features, entertainers, and fine craft—including graceful hand-turned wood bowls and serving sets inlaid with turquoise from…

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WEDNESDAY! 2014 OPEN Workplace Summit

Summit Speakers: J. Belmont, Corey Gresen, Deborah Hamill, Dina Martinez, Michele Perrault, Robert Timm, Laura Webster Have questions about how to make the most out of networking events? Interested in starting your own business? How do you get ‘back in the game’ if you decide to take a different career…

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Forward Theater and CUNA Mutual to host School Violence Symposium

Forward Theater Company is proud to announce its partnership with community leaders for a free symposium on the issues raised by FTC’s production ofFrom Up Here by Liz Flahive. This darkly funny and moving play touches on issues of school violence, bullying and mental health, and the impacts these issues…

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Historic Launch of The TransGen Times, News Source for the Transgender Community

Hollywood, CA – The historic launch late last month of TheTransGenTimes.com (TGT) has been heralded as a much welcomed and needed centralized news source for the TransGender Community.  TGT pulls news and related content into one easy to use format. The TransGen Times is a Huffington Post style online newspaper and…

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Madison Ballet celebrates 10 years of The Nutcracker in Overture Hall with 10 Performances in December

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Madison Ballet’s beloved holiday classic! Follow Clara and her Nutcracker as they travel one wintry night to a brilliant garden filled with characters to delight the young and young at heart. This year, Madison Ballet welcomes back Maestro Andrew Sewell and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra…

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Sperling-Newton Receives Allies for Justice Award

(Madison, WI) The Law Center for Children & Families, 450 S. Yellowstone Drive, Madison, WI is pleased to announce that Judith Sperling-Newton, a founding partner of the law firm, received a 2014 Allies for Justice Award from the National LGBT Bar Association. The award is given to attorneys who have…

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