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LGBTQ+ titles at the 2019 Wisconsin Film Festival

The Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison’s annual silver screen extravaganza, returns April 4 through 11 at venues across the city with more options for casual and zealous movie-goers alike than you could shake a clapperboard at. As always, hundreds of titles spanning dozens of genres will draw eager filmmgoers from across…

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Artists Bauer and Beckwith Exhibit at Driftless Historium

Two southwestern Wisconsin artists bring their work to Mount Horeb’s Driftless Historium, where their artistry evokes some of the same themes of nostalgia or found objects that complement the environment of the museum and archives of the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society. Paintings by Chuck Bauer and mosaics made by…

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StageQ announces its original production about the Stonewall Riots

StageQ is excited to announce the cast for its April production of “RAID! Attack on Stonewall.” The play, commissioned by StageQ to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famous queer uprising, will run from April 19th though April 27th at the Bartell Theatre in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. “RAID” is the…

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Pride Leadership Summer Camp among new offerings at UW-Green Bay

Among the many camps UW-Green Bay offers each summer is a new option for youth, grades 6 through 12. The Middle School Pride Camp is Sunday, July 28, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, and the High School Pride Camp is Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. …

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Madison Opera to receive $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $25,000 to Madison Opera to support the company premiere of…

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Candidate for Wisconsin State Supreme Court compared homosexuality to bestiality, called himself a “culture warrior”

A candidate vying to become the newest justice on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court once compared same-sex relationships to bestiality, and railed against organizations like Planned Parenthood in anti-choice rants, a review of past blog posts has found. Judge Brian Hagedorn is currently serving on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals’…

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Plan B brings on former Inferno owner, Apollo Marquez, as new partner

The big changes continue for Madison’s Plan B. On Monday, the embattled nightclub announced that former Inferno owner Apollo Marquez had been brought on as a co-owner alongside Rico Sabatini. Sabatini co-founded the business with Corey Gresen in 2009, but left to pursue a career in real estate in 2015….

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Proud Theater to Hold 4th Annual LGBTQ+ Inter-generational Conference

Madison, Wisconsin  — Proud Theater, Wisconsin’s premier LGBTQIA+ Youth Theater organization, in collaboration with Trinity United Methodist Church, PFLAG-Madison, and the First United Methodist Church of Madison, will hold its fourth annual LGBTQIA+ intergenerational conference, ‘Connections IV: Changing Times’. The event is open to members and allies of the LGBTQIA+…

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GSAFE and JM4C present statewide conference for LGBTQ+ youth

GSAFE and Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C) are pleased to present “Safe Schools, Safe Communities: State Conference on LGBTQ+ Youth” on Friday, March 8, 2019. This year’s conference will be held at Parker High School in Janesville. Safe Schools, Safe Communities will feature a variety of speakers and workshops facilitated by local and…

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T MADISON, WIS. – In light of recent controversy surrounding Madison’s “drag scene,” a group of local queens aims to use their platform for the greater good. ‘Hysteria’ is a monthly drag show taking place at the new, dark, and quirky club, Crucible [3116 Commercial Ave. Madison, WI 53714]. Tips…

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Plan B changes hands, again

Co-founder and former co-owner Rico Sabatini announced today that he is once again taking over popular but troubled Madison nightclub Plan B. In a post to the club’s Facebook page on Friday, Sabatini said he had bought out the existing three co-owners, Corey Gresen (with whom he founded the club…

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Share your stories of hope to help LGBTQ youth mental health

As the Center for Community Healing closes out 2018 they say they are seeing an alarming rise of suicidal thoughts, depression, and self-harm among LGBTQ youth as young as 9 years old. The Center is turning to the community for help with a project aimed at providing hope and changing that narrative…

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New Year, New Challenges: January issue of Our Lives delayed due to digital attack

Happy New Year! We sincerely hope your 2019 is filled with good health, positive community building, and the continued fight for justice and equality. Here at Our Lives, we had a bumpy end to the year: Our website suffered what was determined to be a targeted malware attack that took us…

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Cudahy enacts protections against “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth

The city of Cudahy on Wednesday became the fourth city in Wisconsin to pass an ordinance to protect youth from so-called “conversion therapy.” Cudahy joins Milwaukee, Madison and Eau Claire in banning the use of the dangerous and discredited practice aimed at changing one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Efforts…

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Broom Street Theater announces full season of free shows in honor of 50th anniversary

Broom Street Theater, founded in 1969, is proud to announce that in celebration of our Fiftieth Anniversary Season, we are declaring a year of jubilee. Admission to all shows will be free in 2019. Artistic Director Doug Reed said, “Broom Street has always been about breaking down barriers and making the theater accessible. Storytelling…

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Apply for the LGBT Chamber’s Business Leadership Academy

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber is proud to announce the launch of the Business Leadership Academy. The mission of the Business Leadership Academy is to develop and foster the next generation of LGBTQ and allied leaders in the workplace by providing quality and transformative programming. Today’s business environment for both small…

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In memory of Dr. Sheltreese McCoy, QTPOC activist, educator, academic, and beloved community member

Obituary – Sheltreese (Treese) McCoy It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Sheltreese McCoy passed away Thursday, November 22. Known to most as Treese, she was a longtime and fierce advocate for racial justice, disability rights, intersectionality, queer folks (especially queer and trans people of color),…

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Governor-Elect Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.-Elect Mandela Barnes Announce Diverse Health Advisory Board Members

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes announced on Wednesday their Health Policy Advisory Council, a body tasked with advising the incoming administration on health care matters for the state. The new council represents a dramatic shift to a more diverse representation of health care professionals from rurle and urban health care…

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Cream City Foundtion’s 2018 Impact Grant Program Now Open

With excitement we announce today the 2018 Impact Grant Program is now open and accepting applications!  Cream City Foundation invites applicants to seek funding for programs that respond to the discrimination and systemic oppression that LGBTQ+ communities face in Southeastern Wisconsin. These grants will provide organizations the opportunity to serve…

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Milwaukee Pride brings rainbow crosswalks to Cathedral Square

Pedestrians in Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square will start seeing Pride in the streets soon, as rainbow crosswalks are installed this weekend at the intersection of Jefferson and Wells. The project, headed up by Milwaukee Pride and funded entirely through private donations, will have its grand unveiling on Saturday, Nov. 3 at…

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