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Director and Actor Matt Bomer Named 2018 AIDS Walk & 5K Run Honorary Chair

Out actor Matt Bomer will serve as honorary chair of the 29th AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run. Officials with the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin made the announcement at the organization’s 32nd annual Make a Promise fundraiser in late April, which drew over 900 supporters to the Wisconsin Center in…

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Our Lives office hit with targeted vandalism

The Our Lives offices were the target of vandalism when a rock was thrown through the glass front door, leaving it shattered. The destruction was discovered early Friday morning, May 18, by maintenance staff at the building where the magazine rents space and reported immediately to Patrick Farabaugh, Publisher of Our Lives….

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Madison Symphony Orchestra to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

Madison WI – National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to the Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO) for…

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Mad Rollin’ Dolls present three-day invitational roller derby tournament in Madison

MADISON, WIS: The Mad Rollin’ Dolls are proud to present “Udder Chaos: The Madison Invitational.” Mad Rollin’ Dolls present three action packed days of hard-hitting, high level roller derby, right here in Madison, WI. Udder Chaos will take place May 18-20 at Hartmeyer Ice Arena. Doors will open each day…

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Madison Opera Announces 2018/19 Season

Madison, Wis. – Madison Opera has announced its 2018/19 season, which encompasses three languages, stories that are both realistic and fantastic, and celebrated musical scores.  The company’s 58th season opens with Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci in November, followed by A Little Night Music in February, and Rusalka in April.  The season concludes with the 18th annual Opera in the Parkin July. “I…

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Overture Center’s High School Musical Theater Awards Program Renamed for W. Jerome Frautschi

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center for the Arts announced today that the high school musical theater awards program will be renamed “The Jerry Awards” (aka “The Jerrys”) for local philanthropist and arts supporter W. Jerome Frautschi. Through the renaming process, Overture considered people in the Madison community who have had…

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The Frequency goes into storage June 30, 2018

After 10 years of music and community, The Frequency will be closing their doors June 30, 2018. The Frequency has been honored to be a part of the rich and diverse local music scene in Madison, WI. When The Frequency opened its doors in June of 2008, Darwin Sampson had a…

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The Madison Symphony Orchestra Highlights the New 2018–2019 Silver Anniversary Season

Madison, Wis. March 26, 2018 – The Madison Symphony Orchestra’s (MSO) 2018–2019 Silver Anniversary Season invites audiences to celebrate 25 years of great music with John DeMain. Subscriptions are available now, and single tickets for all concerts go on sale to the public Saturday, August 18, 2018. MSO Music Director…

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin to President Trump: Stop Censoring Critical LGBT Health Information and Resources on Federal Websites

Senators: “We are concerned that you are putting politics ahead of science and access to evidence-based health care that is critical for millions, and so we call on you to reverse course to ensure that our federal programs serve the needs of all people.” WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy…

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Overture unveils 2018/19 season of shows, including 30 debuts

Madison, Wis. — Overture Center revealed its 2018/19 season, which features nearly 100 performances, including seven new-to-Overture-Hall Broadway titles and 23 new Overture Presents shows. “We are thrilled to offer another incredible line-up for the upcoming 2018/19 Overture Season,” said President and CEO Ted DeDee, who will retire at the…

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PrideFest Plus One campaign honors Diverse & Resilient

Milwaukee, WI –  Milwaukee Pride, Inc. has announced Diverse & Resilient as the 2018 beneficiary of the PrideFest Plus One campaign. Founded in 1995, Diverse & Resilient strives to address and overcome the health disparities experienced by Wisconsin’s LGBTQ people.  The organization offers a wide variety of support, advocacy and capability-building programs…

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UW LGBT Campus Center Celebrates Out & About Month With Activities in April

Join the LGBT Campus Center and the UW-Madison community for a month of vibrant events celebrating LGBTQ+ lives and experiences! From adrienne maree brown’s keynote, to LGBTQ+ issues discussions, study days, and the WisQueer Conference, there is something for everyone! All events open to the public. Follow the event page…

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Cream City Foundation now accepting applicants for LGBTQ+ scholarship

LGBTQ+ Scholarship Program is now accepting applications.  In 2018, Cream City Foundation will award scholarships to applicants who have demonstrated leadership in the LGBTQ+ community. The Cream City Foundation LGBTQ+ Scholarship Program was founded in 2015 to support lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender, queer+ and allied student leaders in Southeastern Wisconsin. Scholarships…

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Local Gay Rugby Team to Host First Tournament

(Madison, WI) The Madison Minotaurs Rugby Club, a local International Gay Rugby (IGR) team, are hosting their first ever tournament for other IGR teams throughout the country. The tournament will be held between the Minotaurs, the Milwaukee Beer Barons, the Columbus Coyotes, the Columbus Kodiaks, the Minneapolis Mayhem, and the…

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PrideFest Milwaukee 2018 Headliners Announced

PrideFest Milwaukee welcomes the B-52s, Jussie Smollett, and Daya to the Miller Lite Main stage this June 8,9, and 10 on the Summerfest Grounds. This year, marks the third decade of Pride celebrations in Milwaukee, and organizers are thrilled for what is shaping up to be another record breaking year….

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Edgewood College gallery presents “nevertheless, she persisted: Prints by Contemporary Women” through May

Madison, Wis. (March 12, 2018) – nevertheless, she persisted: Prints by Contemporary Women Artists highlights some of the most lauded women artists of the last 40 years, addressing a broad range of subjects from social and political issues to more personal concerns and perspectives. Exhibition Dates: Wednesday, March 21 through…

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LGBTQ titles at the 2018 Wisconsin Film Festival

The annual Wisconsin Film Festival continues to offer a wide range of cinematic experiences, with this year’s installment featuring over 140 independent titles over eight days (April 5-12). Movies run the gamut from documentaries to locally made dramas to epic adventures and classic restorations or rediscoveries. There are loads of…

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April 3 Constitutional Referendum to Eliminate the State Treasurer

A statewide referendum on whether or not Wisconsin should amend its Constitution to eliminate the Office of the State Treasurer will be on your ballot April 3. Currently, the state treasurer sits on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) and oversees state trust funds that support school libraries…

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First ever group home for homeless LGBTQ youth opening in Milwaukee

A new group home and safe drop-in spot for homeless LGBTQ youth will open soon in Milwaukee, after the purchase of two homes in the Walker’s Point neighborhood by Courage MKE. The group was founded in 2015 by local couple, Brad and Nick Schlaikowski, after hearing so many stories of homeless…

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20th Annual Wisconsin Film Festival: 10 Film Preview and Festival Overview – April 5-12, 2018

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-produced film festival in the nation. 10 Film Preview This year the Wisconsin Film Festival screens over 140 films ranging from…

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