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MMoCA Announces 2019 Wisconsin Triennial artists

MADISON, WI—The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art’s Wisconsin Triennial, a highly anticipated exhibition that charts the latest art being made across the state, will feature works by 32 individual artists and two groups of artists working in collaboration. Paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, and video are among the media represented,…

AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run Announces Honorary Co-Chairs

MILWAUKEE—(August 7, 2019) — New this year, the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) is announcing that there will be not just one, but three Honorary Co-Chairs for this year’s AIDS Walk Wisconsin & 5K Run. Nationally-recognized HIV activists Cleve Jones, Naina Khanna, and Mondo Guerra will all serve as…

Humane Society: Newly proposed DATCP rules put thousands of dogs and puppies at risk

Dane County Humane Society (DCHS), Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) and other shelters statewide are voicing strong opposition to newly proposed Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) regulations that they believe will have a devastating effect on homeless dogs and Wisconsin families. DCHS is asking supporters to email Angela…

Vandalism targets LGBTQ media in Madison

MADISON, WI – Vandalism of Our Lives distribution boxes and magazines has spiked in recent weeks, with a rash of destruction targeting the LGBTQ-focused publication along State Street and the Capitol Square. Publisher Patrick Farabaugh noted an uptick in the amount of vandalism since the 2016 election in particular, but…

Participants wanted for survey of trans community needs in Wisconsin

Milwaukee-based transgender support organization FORGE is conducting a needs assessment survey to better understand some of the current and changing needs of the trans community in Wisconsin. “We want to cast the net widely to reach as many diverse parts of our community as possible,” writes FORGE’s Caleb Weinhardt. “The…

PrideFest Milwaukee 2019 breaks attendance records for eighth consecutive year

Milwaukee Pride, Inc., nonprofit parent of PrideFest Milwaukee, reports record-breaking attendance for the 2019 festival, held June 6-9 at Henry W. Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee. This year’s total confirmed festival attendance was 45,787, an increase of +1% over the 2018 total of 45,400.   The increase is especially significant, following…

Tenant Resource Center elects new board, sets course after tumultuous year

On June 20, 2019, the TRC membership held one of the largest annual meetings in its 39 year history, and voted in a new Board of Directors. As a membership organization, all current and recent staff, volunteers, and Board members are able to vote. During four hours of impassioned presentations…

ARCW Launches First PrEP Campaign in Milwaukee

The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) recently launched “Stay PrEP’d Up,” the first pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) campaign in Milwaukee to help combat HIV in communities of color.  The campaign has made headlines in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin President and Chief Executive Officer, Michael Gifford, discussed how the…

Wisconsin LGBT Caucus Introduces Bipartisan Equality Agenda

MADISON – In honor of Pride Month, LGBT members of the Wisconsin State Legislature – which includes Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit), Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee), Rep. Todd Novak (R-Dodgeville), Rep. Marisabel Cabrera (D-Milwaukee), and Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) –introduced a set of bills today as a part of the Equality Agenda….

Subeck & Risser Introduce Abortion Access Protection Act

MADISON – Today, Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Senator Fred Risser (D-Madison) unveiled the Abortion Access Protection Act at a press conference along with women’s health care advocates and providers. The act would repeal Wisconsin’s criminal abortion ban.  Wisconsin is one of only 9 states with a statute criminalizing abortion…

Speak out against proposed new rule to allow discrimination in health care

They came for transgender students, they came for transgender troops. Now, the Trump administration is coming for transgender people’s health care. Just now, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a new regulation that will falsely tell doctors, hospitals, and insurance companies that is is perfectly fine to…

Local Rastafari church protested for hate speech, as landlord moves to evict

“Blaze it, don’t appropriate it!” “Pro-pot. Anti-hate.” The signs held by protesters outside of the Lion of Judah House of Rastafari church were universal in their support for legalized marijuana – and opposition to hate speech. About a dozen or so people gathered outside the establishment at the corner of…

Madison Mallards cut ties with Chick-fil-A over company’s anti-LGBTQ giving

Madison’s summer collegiate baseball team has officially severed ties with the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, citing the company’s record of donating to anti-LGBTQ organizations. In a Facebook post Tuesday afternoon, the Madison Mallards made the announcement, writing, “For nineteen years, the Mallards have prided ourselves on building an experience focused on…