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Candidate for Wisconsin State Supreme Court compared homosexuality to bestiality, called himself a “culture warrior”

A candidate vying to become the newest justice on the Wisconsin State Supreme Court once compared same-sex relationships to bestiality, and railed against organizations like Planned Parenthood in anti-choice rants, a review of past blog posts has found. Judge Brian Hagedorn is currently serving on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals’…

Plan B brings on former Inferno owner, Apollo Marquez, as new partner

The big changes continue for Madison’s Plan B. On Monday, the embattled nightclub announced that former Inferno owner Apollo Marquez had been brought on as a co-owner alongside Rico Sabatini. Sabatini co-founded the business with Corey Gresen in 2009, but left to pursue a career in real estate in 2015….

Proud Theater to Hold 4th Annual LGBTQ+ Inter-generational Conference

Madison, Wisconsin  — Proud Theater, Wisconsin’s premier LGBTQIA+ Youth Theater organization, in collaboration with Trinity United Methodist Church, PFLAG-Madison, and the First United Methodist Church of Madison, will hold its fourth annual LGBTQIA+ intergenerational conference, ‘Connections IV: Changing Times’. The event is open to members and allies of the LGBTQIA+…

GSAFE and JM4C present statewide conference for LGBTQ+ youth

GSAFE and Janesville Mobilizing 4 Change (JM4C) are pleased to present “Safe Schools, Safe Communities: State Conference on LGBTQ+ Youth” on Friday, March 8, 2019. This year’s conference will be held at Parker High School in Janesville. Safe Schools, Safe Communities will feature a variety of speakers and workshops facilitated by local and…

T MADISON, WIS. – In light of recent controversy surrounding Madison’s “drag scene,” a group of local queens aims to use their platform for the greater good. ‘Hysteria’ is a monthly drag show taking place at the new, dark, and quirky club, Crucible [3116 Commercial Ave. Madison, WI 53714]. Tips…

Plan B changes hands, again

Co-founder and former co-owner Rico Sabatini announced today that he is once again taking over popular but troubled Madison nightclub Plan B. In a post to the club’s Facebook page on Friday, Sabatini said he had bought out the existing three co-owners, Corey Gresen (with whom he founded the club…

Share your stories of hope to help LGBTQ youth mental health

As the Center for Community Healing closes out 2018 they say they are seeing an alarming rise of suicidal thoughts, depression, and self-harm among LGBTQ youth as young as 9 years old. The Center is turning to the community for help with a project aimed at providing hope and changing that narrative…

Cudahy enacts protections against “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth

The city of Cudahy on Wednesday became the fourth city in Wisconsin to pass an ordinance to protect youth from so-called “conversion therapy.” Cudahy joins Milwaukee, Madison and Eau Claire in banning the use of the dangerous and discredited practice aimed at changing one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Efforts…

Broom Street Theater announces full season of free shows in honor of 50th anniversary

Broom Street Theater, founded in 1969, is proud to announce that in celebration of our Fiftieth Anniversary Season, we are declaring a year of jubilee. Admission to all shows will be free in 2019. Artistic Director Doug Reed said, “Broom Street has always been about breaking down barriers and making the theater accessible. Storytelling…

Apply for the LGBT Chamber’s Business Leadership Academy

The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber is proud to announce the launch of the Business Leadership Academy. The mission of the Business Leadership Academy is to develop and foster the next generation of LGBTQ and allied leaders in the workplace by providing quality and transformative programming. Today’s business environment for both small…

Governor-Elect Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.-Elect Mandela Barnes Announce Diverse Health Advisory Board Members

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes announced on Wednesday their Health Policy Advisory Council, a body tasked with advising the incoming administration on health care matters for the state. The new council represents a dramatic shift to a more diverse representation of health care professionals from rurle and urban health care…

Cream City Foundtion’s 2018 Impact Grant Program Now Open

With excitement we announce today the 2018 Impact Grant Program is now open and accepting applications!  Cream City Foundation invites applicants to seek funding for programs that respond to the discrimination and systemic oppression that LGBTQ+ communities face in Southeastern Wisconsin. These grants will provide organizations the opportunity to serve…

Milwaukee Pride brings rainbow crosswalks to Cathedral Square

Pedestrians in Milwaukee’s Cathedral Square will start seeing Pride in the streets soon, as rainbow crosswalks are installed this weekend at the intersection of Jefferson and Wells. The project, headed up by Milwaukee Pride and funded entirely through private donations, will have its grand unveiling on Saturday, Nov. 3 at…

Seeking your input for a Greater Madison Vision

Over the next 25 years the greater Madison region is expected to  grow by another 150,000 people. Help develop a shared vision and plan to guide public and private decisions about this growth through a unique online survey. A Greater Madison Vision will develop a shared vision and plan to…

Milwaukee Pride, Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project unite to preserve local heritage

Milwaukee, WI. –  Milwaukee Pride, Inc., the 501(c)3 nonprofit parent organization of PrideFest Milwaukee and BeOUT Milwaukee, announces it will take stewardship of the celebrated  Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project, in honor of National LGBT History Month and the approaching WorldPride NYC / Stonewall 50 celebration. The Project, which originated as a PrideFest tent exhibit in 1995,…

Wisconsin Jury Awards $780k to Transgender Women Denied Health Care Coverage

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin jury has awarded two state employees $780,000 in damages after they were denied health care coverage under the state health insurance plan because they are transgender. While courts have increasingly said that transgender people must have their care covered under health insurance policies, this is…

Democracy In Motion – Free Rides To The Polls

Madison, WI: In anticipation of what is sure to be a significant midterm election on November 6, 2018, Union Cab Of Madison Cooperative is gearing up for their seventh year of providing free rides to and from the polls for Madison area voters. While Union Cab members often volunteered to…