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MMoCA Unveils Details for Fall Gallery Night

MADISON, WI—On October 6, Gallery Night will take place, engaging thousands across the Greater-Madison area in an evening of art and community. This unique event creates free opportunities to connect with others, explore neighborhoods, visit local businesses, and experience a wide-variety of artistic and creative expression. Held each spring and…

Programming to Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Madison, Wis. – Overture Center for the Arts celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 – Oct. 15, with events including a featured gallery, Latino Art Fair, ticketed concert and Kids in the Rotunda performance “We are honored to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by inviting the entire community to participate in…

Milwaukee Pride invests in local LGBTQ community

Milwaukee, WI –  Following a record-breaking PrideFest Milwaukee 2017, the Milwaukee Pride Board of Directors announces the disbursement of over $16,000 in financial donations, scholarships and gifts to local causes, including: $10,218 to GSAFE, through the PrideFest Plus One 2017 campaign $3,000 to Ashley Smith, recipient of the 2017 Rising Star Scholarship $2,500 to the 2017…

SAGE Mourns the Passing of Edie Windsor

SAGE is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our hero, supporter, and friend, Edie Windsor, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at the age of 88. Windsor, known nationally for paving the way for the rights of same-sex couples to marry under federal law, worked tirelessly for her beloved LGBT community…

New Coffee Company Launches to Give Back to LGBTQ+ Causes

Queer Coffee: Your Coffee Can Taste Good and Do Good Queer Coffee sources high-quality coffee beans and supports LGBTQ+ causes along the way. Our first offering is a delicious, whole bean, fair trade, organic, dark roast from Peru. And our first beneficiary is the Campaign for Southern Equality, which advocates…

Wisconsin’s first EarthWise Pet Supply opens in Madison

Madison, WI – August 14, 2017 – EarthWise Pet Supply today announced they will officially open for business Saturday, August 19 in the Shorewood Shopping Center at 3260 University Avenue in Madison. Tim Hagen and Jeff Clark, who live in the nearby Vilas neighborhood, are the owners of the new holistically-focused…

Freedom, Inc. Condemns Chief Koval’s Plan as Racist and Dangerous

On Wednesday, Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval announced that he planned to initiate a wave of arrests that would predominantly target African American men.  This plan is an attempt to address the recent increase in gun violence in Madison, even though he admits that there may be no evidence…

Madison Community Foundation Year of Giving presents grant #3: Capitol Century

MADISON, Wis., July 26, 2017 – Today, Madison Community Foundation along with Madison Children’s Museum, Overture Center for the Arts and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra announced new programs to celebrate the Capitol’s 100th anniversary. This is the third major grant from Madison Community Foundation’s 75th anniversary Year of Giving. Capitol Century,…

Diverse & Resilient Stands in Solidarity with Transgender Community

Transgender Americans serve in our military and put their lives on the line every day. Until today, they were able to serve openly with honor and integrity. In addition to these trained and qualified transgender service members, there are countless more who are able and willing to serve their country….

Pocan Statement on Trump Banning Transgender Americans from Serving in the Military

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the LGBT Equality Caucus, today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to reverse military policy and ‘not accept or allow transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military.’ “President Trump’s decision to ban transgender Americans…

Rashaad Newsome: ICON Opens at MMoCA

MADISON–The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Rashaad Newsome, a New York-based artist whose multi-disciplinary practice combines collage, video, music, computer programming, sculpture, and performance. Rashaad Newsome: ICON focuses on a selection of the artist’s performative videos that honor and celebrate…

AIDS Ride Wisconsin Is Weeks Away

AIDS Ride Wisconsin is less than a month away! Haven’t trained enough to ride 250 miles?  No problem. There are 25 and 50 mile route options available. Click here to learn more. The ride is a fully supported event, volunteers and crew provide meals, camp, medical, mechanical, on-route support, rest stops and more….

Provocative Biannual Art Event Showcasing Transgender Lives

(Madison, WI) The TransLiberation Art Coalition announces its 2017 Fall Show, an exciting follow up to the well-attended debut Spring Show launched in April. Help institute this biannual event as a Madison classic over an afternoon of art, music, food, goods and more from the transgender and gender nonconforming community…

People Power, grassroots organizing project of the ACLU, comes to Madison

Madison is now home to the newly created People Power, the grassroots-organizing project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Reacting to the current political climate, People Power was created to protect immigrants from demonization, harassment, and deportation. “As soon as the election was over, we all realized ordinary people…

Rep. Pocan: Senate’s Tax Cut/Health Care Bill Will Cause 394,100 Wisconsinites to Lose Coverage

Washington, D.C. –U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02), a member of the Appropriations Committee’s Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Subcommittee, released the following statement after the Center for American Progress found that 394,100 Wisconsinites would lose coverage under the Senate’s tax cut/health care bill. Additionally, the analysis concludedthat exchange…