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April 3 Constitutional Referendum to Eliminate the State Treasurer

A statewide referendum on whether or not Wisconsin should amend its Constitution to eliminate the Office of the State Treasurer will be on your ballot April 3. Currently, the state treasurer sits on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) and oversees state trust funds that support school libraries…

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First ever group home for homeless LGBTQ youth opening in Milwaukee

A new group home and safe drop-in spot for homeless LGBTQ youth will open soon in Milwaukee, after the purchase of two homes in the Walker’s Point neighborhood by Courage MKE. The group was founded in 2015 by local couple, Brad and Nick Schlaikowski, after hearing so many stories of homeless…

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20th Annual Wisconsin Film Festival: 10 Film Preview and Festival Overview – April 5-12, 2018

Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Film Festival (Festival) is presented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arts Institute in association with the Department of Communication Arts and is the largest university-produced film festival in the nation. 10 Film Preview This year the Wisconsin Film Festival screens over 140 films ranging from…

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Spectrum of Rockford LGBT support groups announced for 2018

Upcoming Spectrum of Rockford LGBT Support Groups for 2018 – All groups are held at the Harmony Center/Spectrum of Rockford LGBT Counseling Center, 6625 N. 2nd Street, Loves Park, IL 61111 Phone: 815-639-0300 Website: www.harmonycenterforholisticpsychotherapy.com GENDER DIVERSITY THERAPY GROUP WHEN: Meets every Thursday evening. Ongoing group. COST: $20.00 per group…

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Diverse & Resilient Creates Innovative Radical Acceptance & Self-Love Campaign to Curb Anti-LGBTQ Violence

At Diverse & Resilient, we believe that in order to help end anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) violence, we must create a culture that nurtures LGBTQ youth by promoting loving, resilient, and diverse experiences of LGBTQ communities to foster self-love and acceptance. In that spirit, D&R has partnered…

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International Festival Features Local Artists, Vendors and an Evening Concert with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Madison, Wis. – International Festival, an annual free, day-long festival that celebrates the cultural heritage in the community, returns to Overture Center for 2018 on Saturday, Feb. 24., from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in conjunction with an 8 p.m. performance by South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo. International Festival | Saturday, Feb….

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Madison Opera to receive $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to Madison Opera to support the company premiere of Daniel…

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Downtown Breakfast Eatery Offers “Better Together,” A weekend V-Day celebration of love in all its forms

Everyone loves breakfast, and Short Stack Eatery is proud to offer ​Better Together, a weekend event celebrating love in all its forms for Valentine’s Day 2018.​ Whether you’re planning to celebrate with friends, family, a significant other, or someone new, Short Stack is committed to honoring connections between all breakfast…

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Artists Announced for CSArt Madison 2018

(MADISON, WI) Arts + Literature Laboratory is pleased to announce the ten featured artists for the 2018 season of CSArt Madison—southern Wisconsin’s first Community Supported Art program—and will begin selling member shares on April 2, 2018. The 2018 CSArt Madison artists are: Hannah O’Hare Bennett, Derrick Buisch, Luisa Fernanda Garcia-Gomez,…

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Milwaukee Gay Volleyball Association’s Upcoming Spring Season Begins March 4

Milwaukee Gay Volleyball Association’s (MGVA) upcoming Spring Season will be a 12-week session that begins Sunday, March 4. Registration will open Feb. 1 and will remain accessible until midnight on Friday, Feb. 23. Registration is first-come, first-served, so interested participants should register promptly before the court space fills up! The Spring Season…

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Harry Potter Film Series with MSO Returns to Overture

OVERTURE CENTER ANNOUNCES THE RETURN OF THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES WITH HARRY POTTER AND THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS™ IN CONCERT Audiences will experience the second chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with Madison Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ music from the film live to picture Tickets available starting…

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Proud Theater to Hold 3rd Annual LGBTQ+ Intergenerational Event in March

Madison, Wisconsin – Thursday, January 18, 2018 — Proud Theater, Wisconsin’s premier LGBTQ+ Youth Theater organization, in collaboration with Trinity United Methodist Church, PFLAG-Madison, and the First United Methodist Church of Madison, will hold its Third annual LGBTQ+ intergenerational conference, ‘Connections III: Portraits of Us’. The event is open to members and…

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Mayor Soglin Announce Humanitarian Award Honorees

Madison – Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and City of Madison Mayor Paul Soglin today announced the recipients of the combined City-County Humanitarian Award honoring the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The award winners, selected by the City-County Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, are community members who reflect…

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Union Cab Asks The Community To Help Sustain Accessible Transportation

MADISON, WI – For over 11 years now, Union Cab’s wheelchair-accessible taxis have helped make Madison a more accessible city for all. Although grant funding was available in the past, since 2013 Union Cab has operated the service without any city, state, or federal government subsidy. The demand for accessible…

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National tour of HAMILTON musical come to Overture for 2019-20 season

Madison, Wis. – The national tour of the Broadway musical HAMILTON will play in Madison, Wis., as part of the 2019/20 Broadway at Overture season, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller and Overture Center for the Arts. The best way to guarantee tickets to HAMILTON is to purchase…

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Cream City Foundation Awards Grant to Fund Trans Cultural Competency Training for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professionals

Milwaukee – Cream City Foundation announced today a grant awarded to support assessment, training, technical assistance and consultation efforts between FORGE and Milwaukee County Community Access to Recovery Services (CARS).  The program specifically supports a year-long, thorough assessment and training effort that will enable and empower CARS providers to feel…

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Overture Series Continue in 2018 with Wide Spectrum of Performances

Madison, Wis. – Overture’s series continue in 2018, including Kids in the Rotunda, American Girl’s Fund for Children Family Series, Cabaret, OnStage and MadCity Sessions, and feature local, regional, national and international touring artists. Kids in the Rotunda From award-winning folk singers and zany jugglers, to friendly furry animals and traditional Indian…

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Set Your New Year’s Resolution – Register for AIDS Ride Wisconsin 2018

27 – 29, 2018 AIDS Ride Wisconsin 2018 – ACT 16 Early Registration Discount Register in January with the code: RIDE18 and receive $10 off of your registration fee. The 2018 Website is Live! The AIDS Ride Wisconsin website is ringing in the New Year with a fresh new look. Visit aidsridewis.org to…

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Fire Ball Masquerade 10th anniversary and FINAL show! January 27

Madison, Wis – The end is nigh! “Fire Ball X: Apocalypse” will heat up the night for one final installment on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Majestic Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. That’s right – this independently produced spectacular has had an amazing, ten-year run that even the creators never…

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Sustain Dane & Living in Balance Launch The Megaphone: Connecting Stories for a Sustainable Future

We believe in the power of our stories to inspire change. Our stories can be a tool to address the urgent needs of our communities. Sustain Dane and Living in Balance are excited to launch an exciting new storytelling initiative, The Megaphone! The Megaphone aims to be a powerful community…

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