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Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Named AIDS Walk Wisconsin Honorary Chairs

MILWAUKEE, WI – The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is announcing that ‘NSYNC star Lance Bass and husband Michael Turchin will be the Honorary Chairs of the 26th annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run. “It is special to find a young couple who wants their marriage to serve…

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Pocan Says Equality Act will Protect Individuals from Discrimination in All Areas of Society

Washington, D.C – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), a Co-Chair of the Equality Caucus, released the following statement after helping introduce the Equality Act, legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life. You can find a photo of Rep….

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Centro Hispano of Dane County presents Fiesta Hispana on September 19

Centro Hispano of Dane County is having an exciting Summer full of activities and -as always – services that empower youth, strengthen families and engage the Latino Community of our region. Our organization hosts many events throughout the year. However, one of the most well known and well attended, Fiesta…

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Arielle Juliette and Dance Life Studio present 5th Annual Shimmy in the Grain

Arielle Juliette and Dance Life Studio present: 5th Annual Shimmy in the Grain Three Days of Dance Instruction, Exploration, and Performance in Madison. Belly Dance, Flamenco, Ballet, Romany, Hip Hop and More! What: Dance Performances and Workshops (For All Ages) Where: Middleton Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St, Middleton and…

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MTM to present La Cage Aux Folles as part of tenth anniversary season

MTM, a professional musical theatre company focusing on lesser-known works, has announced La Cage Aux Folles as the first show of its 2016 season. The production will be performed at Five Nightclub, 5 Applegate Court, from February 5-16, 2016. Tickets will go on sale January 1, 2016. La Cage Aux…

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57 Democrats Call on Federal Officials to Ensure Marriage Licenses Given to Same-Sex Couples

  Washington, D.C – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) today called on federal officials to take action against state and local officials denying same-sex couples their constitutionally protected rights. Rep. Pocan along with 56 of his Congressional colleagues sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) urging the Department…

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12th Annual Ron Boylan Motorcycle Ride To Benefit Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center

Madison, WI (July 7, 2015) – The 12th Annual Ron Boylan Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Safe Harbor will take place on Saturday July 11th.  This event is made possible by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, and many generous sponsors including U.W. Health & Unity Health Insurance, American Family Insurance, and Hupy & Abraham.  Cost to…

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A KRASS Night of Fun Planned to Unveil Which Local Actors Are “Wrong for the Part!”

She’s always wanted to play Hamlet. He hankers to be Blanche Dubois. They’re no longer ingénues but want to do that famous love scene or they’re still young but find Linda & Willy Loman intriguing . . . Well, here’s their chance! Inspired by Music Theater of Madison’s “Miscast,” The…

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Playwrights Announced for Forward Theater Company’s Wisconsin Wrights Play Festival, Oct. 1-3

Madison, WI – Last winter, Forward Theater Company asked Wisconsin-based playwrights to submit their works for an opportunity to participate in their Wisconsin Wrights New Play Festival, part of FTC’s 2015-16 season. Forward Theater Company accepted stewardship of the Wisconsin Wrights program from the UW-Madison Division of Continuing Studies in…

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Job Opportunities via Freedom for All Americans

Last Friday we witnessed an incredible victory when the freedom to marry reached all 50 states and SCOTUS declared marriage equality a fundamental right. Though same-sex couples now have the freedom to marry across the country, it is still legal in 28 states to be fired simply for being gay and…

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Statement from Young Gifted and Black In the wake of the SCOTUS decision on Gay Marriage

The Young, Gifted and Black Coalition (YGB) is made up of Black Queer folks, women, and feminist men who are fighting for Black liberation. We are queer, gender non-conforming, transmen, gay, pansexual, bisexual – just to name a few of the ways we identify or express our genders and sexualities….

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Proud Theater Milwaukee Opens First Full Length Show July 10 and 11

Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Tuesday, June 23, 2015 – Art & Soul Innovations, in collaboration with the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, presents ‘Proud Theater Milwaukee: Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are!’ – a fun and exciting evening of theater, spoken word, poetry and music written by and starring the talented youth of…

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Supreme Court Upholds Freedom to Marry Nationally

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Supreme Court of the United States today issued a sweeping ruling in favor of marriage equality. This decision clarified what has been until now a patchwork of relationship protections in this country – 36 states and Washington, D.C. allowed same-sex couples to marry, while 13 states refused.  Now,…

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Save the Date: Dog Days of Summer & Madison Pride!

The Out Professional & Executive Network and SpaWOOF invite you and your four legged friends for an afternoon of fun, mingling, refreshments, and other activities. Join us at SpaWOOF where your dog(s) can enjoy room to play, a swag bag (for OPEN members), our pet photographer, training demonstrations, and even…

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Mad City Vegan Fest is Just Days Away

Madison, Wis., June 23, 2015 — The fifth annual Mad City Vegan Fest will take place at the Goodman Community Center, 149 Waubesa St., this Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to the fest is free and everyone is welcome — from omnivores who are…

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University Theatre announces 2015-16 season

The Department of Theatre and Drama’s University Theatre is pleased to announce the 2015-16 Season. Opening the fall semester will be the remount of Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen’s song cycle Fugitive Songs directed by Tony Award-winning actress Karen Olivo. University Theatre then explores the insulated lives of five Japanese-American…

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Let’s Eat Out free summer concert series kicks off June 21

The food cart coalition, Let’s Eat Out!, has announced plans for a free, three-part summer concert series at Burr Jones Field on June 21st, June 28th, and July 5th. The concert series will feature some of the best local & regional musical talent, as well as great local beer and…

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America’s LGBT 2014 Buying Power Estimated at $884 Billion

Washington, D.C. – June 10, 2015 – The combined buying power of the U.S. lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adult population for 2014 was estimated at $884 billion, according to an updated analysis by Witeck Communications. Releasing the latest projection, Bob Witeck said, “Buying power estimates help paint one…

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Woof’s Pride Community Outreach

Created in 2011 by Dino Maniaci and Jason Hoke, Owners of WOOF’S, SPAWOOF and MANI & Company, WOOF’S KING STREET PRIDE is scheduled again this year for Saturday August 15th. Initially created to offer an alternative outlet for Madison’s LGBT community to celebrate PRIDE, WOOF’S will once again create a…

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Health professionals to train in transgender care

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Physicians without formal training in transgender health can be unprepared when a transgender patient needs basic health care, or help with a transgender specific issue such as hormonal transition. If the physician is unfamiliar with the typical barriers faced by transgender people in the health-care system or…

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