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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…

The Center for Community Healing announces its 1st anniversary as Wisconsin’s premiere LGBTQ counseling center

Owen Karcher, MA, LPC and Chelsea O’Neil Karcher, MA, LPC-IT co-founded the Center for Community Healing to provide high-quality therapy to people with marginalized or misunderstood identities. They specialize in working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning clients of all ages. Since opening its doors on the west side of…

Madison police express support for OutReach in wake of Pride parade decision

LGBTQ police officers reaffirmed their support of the Pride parade and its organizer, OutReach LGBT Community Center, as part of a complex and sometimes heated community listening session held Monday night. Nearly 90 people crowded into a meeting room at Madison’s Central Library to discuss differing views on whether or…

OutReach Board Votes to Withdraw Pride Parade Applications by Madison Area Law Enforcement Groups

Controversy around Madison Police’s involvement in the annual Pride Parade highlights divisions within the LGBTQ community. Is there a positive way forward? MADISON, WIS – OutReach LGBT Community Center today released an official statement announcing that they will be withdrawing the applications from Madison Police Department’s LGBTQ employee group, MPD…

New study shows LGBTQ representation in leadership is good for business

A new study conducted by Marquette University and commissioned by the Wisconsin LGBTQ Chamber shows that organizations and businesses with one or more LGBT people in senior leadership positions report higher overall firm performance than organizations with no LGBTQ leadership. “This study supports what we have been saying for years…

Get a Free Vegan Cooking Lesson at Madison Vegan Fest

Madison, Wis., August 8, 2018 — The 2018 Madison Vegan Fest will be held at Madison College’s Truax Campus on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm. One of the featured presentations this year is a free cooking class at 10:30 amby professional chef Dama Wells-Foster, who is also…