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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…

Milwaukee Pride announces its 2018 BeOUT Award Winners

Milwaukee Pride, Inc. is excited to honor the winners of this year’s BeOUT Awards for LGBTQ Visibility! The BeOUT Awards celebrate individuals who have taken heroic strides to elevate the visibility and voice of local LGBTQ people within the past year. The awards will be presented at Milwaukee Pride’s annual autumn…

Madison United Rugby celebrates Community Day on Sept. 29

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. — It’s a sport that’s growing here in the United States and thriving in our local community. But rugby – a contact sport that fathered American football and was featured in the 2016 Rio Olympics — is still not well known by many of us. Madison United Rugby…

Excitement builds for art event showcasing transgender voices

(Madison, WI) “Art is the language of soul, and there is a lot about us that is so grossly misunderstood and misrepresented. This is the perfect opportunity for other people to meet us as we are,” says Romana Shemayev, artist and musician at last year’s TransLiberation Art Coalition show in…

Judge rules Wisconsin transgender healthcare exclusion is illegal

MADISON – Exclusion of coverage for transgender healthcare needs is illegal and violates both Title VII and the Affordable Care Act, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Alina Boyden and Shannon Andrews, both State of Wisconsin employees and transgender women, sued over the state’s refusal to cover transition-related care, saying it…

MMoCA Seeking Docents to Engage Young Visitors

The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) invites community members to join a very important volunteer team—the museum’s docent corps. This welcoming group of trained volunteers engages visitors with works of art on view at the museum. Through docents’ efforts, approximately 2,750 children from schools across Wisconsin experience the transformative…