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Overture Announces 2019/20 Season; Includes HAMILTON

Overture is pleased to announce its 2019/20 Broadway and Overture Presents season that puts you in the room where nearly 100 performances will happen, including a record-breaking 13 weeks of Broadway. “Our patrons have been patient and the wait is over, HAMILTON arrives in November and we couldn’t be more thrilled,” said…

Ali Muldow and Ananda Mirilli win Madison school board races

GSAFE Co-Executive Director Ali Muldrow and Department of Public Instruction equity consultant Ananda Mirilli both won their races for Madison School Board in April. Their victories, along with Christiana Carusi in seat three, helped flip the board to entirely women members, and added representation by at least two queer people…

OutReach will not hold Pride parade in 2019, focus is on festival instead

OutReach LGBT Community Center announced on Monday that the organization will not hold a Pride parade in Madison this August. The decision comes after a tumultuous 2018 event that involved rescinding invites to law enforcement contingents in the parade after pushback from local activists, and an intense backlash to that…

LGBTQ+ titles at the 2019 Wisconsin Film Festival

The Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison’s annual silver screen extravaganza, returns April 4 through 11 at venues across the city with more options for casual and zealous movie-goers alike than you could shake a clapperboard at. As always, hundreds of titles spanning dozens of genres will draw eager filmmgoers from across…

Artists Bauer and Beckwith Exhibit at Driftless Historium

Two southwestern Wisconsin artists bring their work to Mount Horeb’s Driftless Historium, where their artistry evokes some of the same themes of nostalgia or found objects that complement the environment of the museum and archives of the Mount Horeb Area Historical Society. Paintings by Chuck Bauer and mosaics made by…

StageQ announces its original production about the Stonewall Riots

StageQ is excited to announce the cast for its April production of “RAID! Attack on Stonewall.” The play, commissioned by StageQ to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the famous queer uprising, will run from April 19th though April 27th at the Bartell Theatre in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. “RAID” is the…

Pride Leadership Summer Camp among new offerings at UW-Green Bay

Among the many camps UW-Green Bay offers each summer is a new option for youth, grades 6 through 12. The Middle School Pride Camp is Sunday, July 28, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, and the High School Pride Camp is Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. …

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…