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New Show ‘Proud Theater: Fired Up!’ to Open May 28, 2015 in Madison

Madison, Wisconsin – Wednesday, April 22, 2015 — Art & Soul Innovations, in collaboration with Edgewood College, presents ‘Proud Theater: Fired Up!’ – a fun and exciting evening of theater, music, spoken word, poetry and dance written by and starring the talented youth of Madison’s premier Lesbian, Gay, Transgender, Bisexual,…

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UW-Madison grads “take the stage” to fund independent rock-umentary online

Madison, WI, USA — Rock n’ roll is scheduled for a facelift on May 4th 2015 at 10:00AM CDT as budding indie filmmakers Portia Danis and Darla Courtney strive to achieve their funding goal of $13,000 through Kickstarter.com for their directorial debut: a rock-umentary on Girls Rock Camp Madison. “Take…

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ACLU asks State to Recognize Same-Sex Couples’ right to be on Birth Certificates of their Children

Milwaukee – The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin, the ACLU LGBT Project, along with attorneys from Mayer Brown filed a motion today in the case of Wolf v. Walker asking the U.S. District Court to clarify that both parents in a same-sex married couple must be listed on the…

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Be Dazzled by Cirque des Cheveux, 2015 Hair Affair

MADISON, WI—High flying sculptures, gravity defying concoctions, and awe-inspiring visual delights await attendees to the 2015 Hair Affair: The Art of Hair. The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art presents the fourth biennial of this popular fundraiser, with the fantastic theme of Cirque des Cheveux. At center stage of this event…

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Broom Street Theater seeks script submissions for 2016-17 season

Broom Street Theater (BST) in Madison, Wisconsin is currently seeking script submissions for its 2016/2017 season. Founded in 1969, Broom Street is among the nation’s oldest continuously operating experimental theater companies, primarily producing original works by local playwrights. For further information about the company, please see BST’s website: www.bstonline.org BST’s…

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Madison/Dane Local Businesses Plan “Wed Local” Event for Area Couples

MADISON -Ten local wedding and event-oriented business will hold a joint public showcase on Thursday, April 23, to allow the public to view and sample their wares, and better understand available services. “People looking for help with a wedding or special event in Madison and Dane County have lots of…

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Are We Delicious? presents MUSICAL REBELLION

April 14, 2015 (Madison, Wisconsin): Enough is enough. With this string of recent outrages, disappointments and betrayals it is past time for us to join together, rise up and storm the gates of the High Noon Saloon to see five fantastic rock musicals written and staged in a single week….

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An Evening with Karen Olivo And Friends

Tony Award-Winning actress Karen Olivo hosts a special one night performance in the Mitchell Theatre.  Ms. Olivo will gather with fellow Madison favorites Leslie Cao, Bobby Goderich, Abby Nichols, and students from the UW Department of Theatre & Drama.  This musical revue will be packed with Broadway favorites and selections…

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Triple Threat: Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby returns April 25 ft. the Badger Band!

Madison, Wis. – Hold onto your hats, folks, it’s gonna be a big one! Mad Rollin’ Dolls and Mad Wreckin’ Dolls are excited to announce a TRIPLE HEADER coming your way, also featuring performances by members of the Badger Marching Band –Saturday, April 25 – and we’re back at the Veteran’s…

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Announcing the Fifth Annual Mad City Vegan Fest!

Over 2,000 Visitors Expected at Fifth Annual Mad City Vegan Fest Madison, Wis., April 7, 2015 — The fifth annual Mad City Vegan Fest will take place at the Goodman Community Center on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm. The free event features renowned speakers, cooking…

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ACLU Statement on Proposed Amendments to Indiana RFRA

NEW YORK – The ACLU has issued the following statement in response to the Indiana legislature proposing amendments to address the harmful effects of SB 101, a Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) bill: “The events in Indiana over the last week represent a dramatic change in the way our country…

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Dane County Supervisors Move to Ban Travel to, and Purchasing in, Indiana

MADISON – In response to an Indiana law which will allow discrimination based on religious excuse, Dane County Board members will offer an ordinance amendment to ban County travel to, and expenditures in, Indiana. Three openly gay Board members – Supervisors Kyle Richmond (Dist. 4), Chuck Erickson (Dist. 13) and…

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Go roller derby! And then go Badgers!

Mad Rollin’ Dolls roller derby loves our Badgers and are excited to see the team in the Final Four this Saturday! In order to better accommodate the Badgers’ game time and our skaters and fans who would like to enjoy both that and our own bout planned for the same…

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Dr. Ruben Anthony Named New Leader of Urban League of Greater Madison

(MADISON, Wis.) – This morning the Urban League of Greater Madison board of directors announced Dr. Ruben Anthony as its new Chief Executive Officer. Anthony lives in Madison and has a rich, 27-year background in business and transportation management and applying his expertise in the fight for civil rights. “We…

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PrideFest Milwaukee announces expanded access to gender-neutral restrooms

The trans* community has been fully embraced – and honored — as part of PrideFest Milwaukee’s history and heritage since we first united, 28 summers ago in Mitchell Park. Even without a permanent home, funding, political support or an entertainment line-up, the first PrideFest demonstrated how pride in one’s self…

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News from the G.A.B.: No Photo ID Required at April Election

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin voters will not be required to show a photo ID to vote at the April 7, 2015 Spring Election. The U.S. Supreme Court today cleared the way for enforcement of Wisconsin’s 2011 voter ID law, but because the Spring Election is two weeks away, the Attorney…

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Dane Buy Local’s New Business Acquisition Expected to Bring Awareness to Local Businesses

Dane Buy Local to Acquire DANE Exclusive Deals Two organizations come together to generate awareness for local businesses. Dane Buy Local (DBL) has acquired the DANE Exclusive Deals brand, as a donation from Engaging Results Communications, in an initiative to make it easier for consumers to buy local. DANE Exclusive…

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Comedian, Dina Nina Martinez to perform one woman show “Confessions of A Wannabe Soccer Mom: An Unconventional Journey Into Womanhood” at Broom Street Theater

Madison, WI: Confessions of A Wannabe Soccer Mom is a comedic storytelling of Dina Nina Martinez’s “Unconventional Journey Into Womanhood!” She recounts her youth in small town Texas, and the laughable life that’s brought her from Los Angeles to Madison. Her journey is marked by her loves and lack thereofs….

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NEXT WEEK!: ‘Meet the Candidates’ Networking Event

OPEN Madison is proud to welcome city officials, city council members, and mayoral and city council candidates for an opportunity to meet and talk with LGBT professionals and allies about issues facing the LGBT community and the city as a whole. The event is intended to facilitate dialogue on how…

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Murray, Baldwin, Pocan Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Combat Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing dangerous bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2015…

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