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American Family Insurance to raise LGBT pride flag for the month of June at national headquarters

American Family Insurance is raising the LGBT pride flag at its national headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin, for the second year – Thursday, June 1 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE:        6000 American Family Parkway, Madison, Wisconsin, 53783 (Follow the signs to Main Entrance/Rotunda parking lot). DETAILS:      American Family will raise the pride…

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Felicia Melton Smyth Holiday Gift Drive to Continue with Help from The Mad City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

The Felicia Melton Smyth Holiday Gift Drive has provided holiday gifts to clients of AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin and their families for 15 years. First began by Felicia in 2002 with assistance from Dana Crumpton and the Shamrock Bar, the drive has been a source of joy for those…

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AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run 2017 Honorary Chair

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is pleased to announce award winning actress and singer Jane Lynch will be Honorary Chair of the 28th annual AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run. The event will take place on Saturday, October 7th at the Summerfest Grounds. “I am proud to join…

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Overture Center’s Tommy Award Recipients 2016/17 Announced

Madison, Wis. – Named for local Broadway star Tom Wopat, the Tommy Awards Program at Overture Center for the Arts encourages, recognizes and honors excellence in high school musical theater each year and culminates in an annual awards show in Overture Hall. The 8th Annual Awards Tommy Awards Show will…

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TRANSforming Faith conference aims to build understanding between transgender youth and faith communities

Join us at the (Trans)forming Faith Conference, a one-day event dedicated to strengthening the understanding between transgender youth, their parents, and faith leaders from across Wisconsin. The event will consist of panel discussions, caucus breakout groups for parents, youth and faith community, and workshops on a series of topics that are…

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Sunday Bumday! Burlesque Revue open burlesque show coming to the Nomad

The newly opened Nomad World Pub (formerly the Cardinal Bar) in Madison is pleased to host a new, regular burlesque revue, every third Sunday and featuring a wide variety of brand new, up-and-coming, and established talent from across the city and beyond. Co-hosts Marina Mars and Mama No Shits tell…

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Get Ready to Rock & Read June 18

MADISON, Wis. (Wednesday, May 17, 2017) – Madison Public Library Foundation will host its fourth annual Rock & Read fundraiser on Sunday, June 18, from 3-6 p.m. in the Bier Garten at Capital Brewery, 7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton. Rock & Read is an opportunity for the community to celebrate literacy,…

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Best-Selling Author, Humorist and Contributor to This American Life Live at Overture Center

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center presents David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only in Overture Hall on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m….

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Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus of Madison presents “Devotion/Commitment: 20th Anniversary Concert”

Friday, June 2, 2017, 7:30pm First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Avenue, Madison, WI 53703 Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus will celebrate 20 years of choral excellence and community involvement with a June 2 concert appropriately titled “Devotion/Commitment”.  Themes of devotion to community, family, work, God, country, liberty, and self will…

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HRC Responds to Rumored License to Discriminate EO

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to a new media report about a rumored #LicenseToDiscriminate order that puts millions of LGBTQ Americans and women at risk of discrimination. Earlier this year, a leaked draft…

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Monona East Side Restaurant Month starts May 1

Monona, WI – Monona East Side Restaurant Month kicks off on Monday, May 1. 21 restaurants located in Monona and on Madison’s east side are participating. The Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA) is spearheading the program for the first time in 2017. Customers will take a “Bite Card” to…

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Madison Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 Season Finale—an American Premiere and Brahms’ A German Requiem

MADISON, WI – The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO), led by Music Director John DeMain, welcomes back Organist Nathan Laube and welcomes Soprano Devon Guthrie and Bass-Baritone Timothy Jones, making their MSO debut, as they join the orchestra for Brahms’ A German Requiem May 5, 6, and 7. The concert will…

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Edgewood College Theater announces its 2017-18 season

Announcing the 2017-2018 Edgewood College Theatre Season: SHOUT! The Mod Musical by Phillip George & David Lowenstein Directed by Phil Martin September 15, 16, 22, 23 England swings with the sounds of SHOUT! The Mod Musical. This fun-filled review tracks the lives of five young women coming of age in…

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Everyone’s invited to light up the night with the Take Back the Night Madison Run/Walk!

(MADISON,WI)   Madison will light up to support survivors on April 19th at the Take Back The Night Madison’s Run/Walk for 2017! Representative Chris Taylor and Eileen Zeiger, the Director of Education and Outreach Programming at the Rape Crisis Center, will address the supporters before the 5K run and 2 mile…

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Mineral Point Celebrates its Legacy of Historic Preservation

Mineral Point, WI – Ask most people what impresses them about Mineral Point and you are likely to hear something about the historic architecture. The buildings that have been so lovingly preserved here are definitely aha moments for many. As the first city in Wisconsin to be listed on the National…

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Join Rep. Pocan Thursday, April 13th for a University of Wisconsin – Madison Town Hall

Madison – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) will hold a University of Wisconsin – Madison town hall on Thursday, April 13th from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., to discuss his work in Congress and field questions on issues important to students, faculty and Dane County residents. This will be Rep. Pocan’s…

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Reps. Spreitzer and Zamarripa letter to Group Insurance Board regarding healthcare coverage for transgender state employees

April 11, 2017 Group Insurance Board Department of Employee Trust Funds P.O. Box 7931 Madison, WI 53707-7931 Dear Members of the Group Insurance Board, We write to you to express our deep concern over the Group Insurance Board’s (GIB) decision to strip essential healthcare away from many of the state…

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Proud Theater Sun Prairie Presents: NuQueer Reaction! Two nights only

April 28 & 29, 2017, 7 p.m. Sun Prairie United Methodist Church 702 North Street, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – Tuesday, April 11, 2017 — Art & Soul Innovations proudly presents Proud Theater Sun Prairie in ‘NuQueer Reaction’, the latest theatrical production from Sun Prairie’s very own youth-driven…

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Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” Madison presents: “The 2nd Annual Black Women’s Leadership Conference: Progress, Empowerment, and Collaboration”

Madison, WI — Following the success of last year’s sold-out event, Sabrina “Heymiss Progress” Madison will host the second annual award winning “Black Women’s Leadership Conference,” focused on promoting sisterhood and elevating the collective status of Black women. The event, spanning three days and several venues throughout the Madison community,…

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Diverse & Resilient Mourns the Homicide of Andrew Nesbitt in Madison, Wisconsin

Diverse & Resilient is heartbroken to learn of the homicide of Andrew (Drew) Nesbitt in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday, March 27, 2017. “As an advocate for LGBTQ individuals who are victims of violence, I first met Drew when he was a victim of a brutal hate crime in 2011 on…

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