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Madison Community Foundation Year of Giving presents grant #3: Capitol Century

MADISON, Wis., July 26, 2017 – Today, Madison Community Foundation along with Madison Children’s Museum, Overture Center for the Arts and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra announced new programs to celebrate the Capitol’s 100th anniversary. This is the third major grant from Madison Community Foundation’s 75th anniversary Year of Giving. Capitol Century,…

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Diverse & Resilient Stands in Solidarity with Transgender Community

Transgender Americans serve in our military and put their lives on the line every day. Until today, they were able to serve openly with honor and integrity. In addition to these trained and qualified transgender service members, there are countless more who are able and willing to serve their country….

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Pocan Statement on Trump Banning Transgender Americans from Serving in the Military

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to reverse military policy and ‘not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.’ “President Trump’s decision to ban transgender Americans…

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Rashaad Newsome: ICON Opens at MMoCA

MADISON–The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Rashaad Newsome, a New York-based artist whose multi-disciplinary practice combines collage, video, music, computer programming, sculpture, and performance. Rashaad Newsome: ICON focuses on a selection of the artist’s performative videos that honor and celebrate…

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UW Health, UnityPoint Health, UnityPoint Health – Meriter Finalize Deeper Partnership

MADISON and SAUK CITY, Wis. – (July 10, 2017) – After a little more than a year of planning and negotiation, UW Health and UnityPoint Health – Meriter are establishing a new business relationship that closely links the state’s largest academic medical center with a highly respected community hospital. The…

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AIDS Ride Wisconsin Is Weeks Away

AIDS Ride Wisconsin is less than a month away! Haven’t trained enough to ride 250 miles?  No problem. There are 25 and 50 mile route options available. Click here to learn more. The ride is a fully supported event, volunteers and crew provide meals, camp, medical, mechanical, on-route support, rest stops and more….

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Community Marketing & Insights (CMI) has released its 11th Annual LGBT Community Survey report

About the Study: Over 41,000 respondents from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities in 131 countries participated in the 11th annual survey. 180+ LGBT media, events and organizations worldwide partnered with CMI in this year’s study, helping to gain wide representation from across the community. A sample of…

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Provocative Biannual Art Event Showcasing Transgender Lives

(Madison, WI) The TransLiberation Art Coalition announces its 2017 Fall Show, an exciting follow up to the well-attended debut Spring Show launched in April. Help institute this biannual event as a Madison classic over an afternoon of art, music, food, goods and more from the transgender and gender nonconforming community…

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NCAVP Mourns the Intimate Partner Violence Homicide of Gerald Moore In Madison, Wisconsin

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) has learned of the intimate partner violence related homicide of Gerald Moore, which occurred on June 24, 2017. According to local media reports, Gerald died after being stabbed multiple times by Ronald Redeaux. The two were in a relationship, and according to police, officers…

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People Power, grassroots organizing project of the ACLU, comes to Madison

Madison is now home to the newly created People Power, the grassroots-organizing project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Reacting to the current political climate, People Power was created to protect immigrants from demonization, harassment, and deportation. “As soon as the election was over, we all realized ordinary people…

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Rep. Pocan: Senate’s Tax Cut/Health Care Bill Will Cause 394,100 Wisconsinites to Lose Coverage

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Center for American Progress found that 394,100 Wisconsinites would lose coverage under the Senate’s tax cut/health care bill. Additionally, the analysis concludedthat exchange…

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Overture Center for the Arts Summer Exhibitions Portray Impact of Incarceration

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center’s Summer Galleries will feature exhibitions and events regarding prison, incarceration and the impact on the local community. Overture’s Galleries and all related programming (listed below) are free, open and accessible to the public. Exhibition: Captured by Amber Sowards | Gallery II | June 13-September 3,…

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Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda Returns with Summer Sessions

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center’s Kids in the Rotunda offers a diverse lineup of local and regional performers and educators, selected exclusively for children and their families at no cost. The program will continue during the summer with scheduled events that are free and open to the public. “Kids in…

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Dane County, Madison to Re-Name Local Govt Building in Honor of Former President Obama

Dane County and City of Madison leaders are teaming together to re-name what’s commonly referred to as “the City-County Building” after America’s 44th President Barack Obama.  County Board and City of Madison City Council resolutions creating the designation were announced at a press conference today on the steps of the…

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PrideFest Milwaukee makes history with record-breaking attendance

Milwaukee, WI –  Last weekend, beautiful weather and beautiful people combined at Milwaukee’s lakefront for the 30th anniversary of PrideFest Milwaukee, one of the nation’s largest celebrations of LGBTQ culture and community. With 37,682 visitors attending this year’s festival, attendance was up 13%over the previous record of 33,438 set in 2016….

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National Report on Hate Violence Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and HIV-Affected Communities Released Today

Today we remember those who lost their lives and those who survived in the Pulse Nightclub shooting one year ago.  As we work to honor them with action, we share with you The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs 2016 Hate Violence Report released today. Attached and read it here: http://bit.ly/Not1StoryNCAVP…

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Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ of Dane County taking applications now for new scholarship

Apply today! ¡Apliquen hoy! Incredible Scholarships offered to the community! ¡Increíbles becas para la comunidad! Information in English and Spanish Información en Inglés y a Español —- ORGULLO LATINX LGBT+ OF DANE COUNTY Presents the LGBT+ Community Hero Scholarships Through these scholarships, Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ of Dane County recognizes the…

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Event Set to Fight Persecution of Foreign LGBT People

MADISON, WISCONSIN – In response to a growing wave of violence and persecution of sexual minorities in Chechnya, LGBTQ community members in Dane County have scheduled a fundraiser for Rainbow Railroad, a Canadian human rights project. Organizers are collecting donations and recruiting sponsors for the event to be held from…

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Reps. Mark Spreitzer, JoCasta Zamarripa, and Sen. Tim Carpenter introduce the Privacy Protection and Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act

MADISON – Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) held a press conference today in the State Capitol to introduce a bill that would add protections to Wisconsin statutes against discrimination based on a person’s gender identity or gender expression. Reps. Spreitzer and Zamarripa are the Assembly lead authors, with Sen. Carpenter in…

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PrideFest Milwaukee invites you to this year’s opening ceremonies for FREE

oin our 30th anniversary celebration with FREE ADMISSION to PrideFest Milwaukee on Friday, June 9! To honor our history and heritage,  Milwaukee Pride, Inc. is offering complimentary admission for all visitors from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. so that guests may celebrate 30 years of local LGBTQ triumph. Opening ceremonies begin…

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