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Wisconsin LGBTQ Summit

Type: * Informational * Networking * Workshop This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * Maybe of interest to the LGBTQ community Save the date! We’re planning for the 2018 Wisconsin LGBTQ Summit, and we will have more information in December! The 2018 Summit will be focused…

Rise: A Mixer for the LGBTQ Community and Allies

Type: * Informational * Networking * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join local leaders and key HRC Staff for a casual networking cocktail reception. A complimentary drink and light snacks will be provided. Admission is…

An Evening with Miss Major Griffin Gracy

Type: Lecture This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights…

Freedom, Inc. Condemns Chief Koval’s Plan as Racist and Dangerous

On Wednesday, Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval announced that he planned to initiate a wave of arrests that would predominantly target African American men.  This plan is an attempt to address the recent increase in gun violence in Madison, even though he admits that there may be no evidence…

WCASA & Forge Present: Major!

Type: Film This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Held in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, WCASA and FORGE invite you to join us for a movie showing. We will be showing “Major!” followed by a discussion. Snacks…

Reps. Mark Spreitzer, JoCasta Zamarripa, and Sen. Tim Carpenter introduce the Privacy Protection and Gender Identity Anti-Discrimination Act

MADISON – Rep. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit) held a press conference today in the State Capitol to introduce a bill that would add protections to Wisconsin statutes against discrimination based on a person’s gender identity or gender expression. Reps. Spreitzer and Zamarripa are the Assembly lead authors, with Sen. Carpenter in…

HRC Responds to Rumored License to Discriminate EO

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization, responded to a new media report about a rumored #LicenseToDiscriminate order that puts millions of LGBTQ Americans and women at risk of discrimination. Earlier this year, a leaked draft…

Charlene Carruthers: Movement Building for Queer Liberation

Type: Lecture This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Charlene Carruthers is a Black, queer/lesbian feminist community organizer with over a decade of experience in racial justice, feminist and youth leadership development movement work. Her passion for developing…

ACLU Condemns Group Insurance Board’s Decision to Capitulate to Effort to Reinstate Anti-Transgender Health Care Exclusion

MILWAUKEE – The ACLU of Wisconsin condemned the Group Insurance Board’s capitulation to pressure from Attorney General Brad Schimel and Gov. Scott Walker’s insurance commissioner to rescind the GIB’s earlier decision to update state employees’ health insurance plans to cover transition-related care for transgender employees.  The coverage of such medically…

ACLU Wisconsin’s 2016 Bill of Rights Celebration

Type: Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Save the date for our annual Bill of Rights Celebration! Passing the Torch: The 2016 Bill of Rights Celebration Saturday, November 19, 5 p.m. Italian Conference Center 631 E Chicago St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 This year, we will honor…

Pussy Riot: In Conversation and Q&A

Type: * Informational * Lecture This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Often performing with distinct, colorful masks, Pussy Riot is a feminist punk rock band from Russia. It was founded in August 2011 and its music focuses on feminism, LGBT rights,…

We Are: Exploring Inter-Cultural Identity

Type: Performance This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community How does your racial and ethnic background affect who you are? That’s what area artists will explore through performance and discussion with college students and the larger Madison community in “We Are: Exploring Inter-Cultural Identity” on Wednesday, October…

Growing U.S. Majority Agrees: Transgender Americans Deserve Equal Treatment on the Job and in Public Accommodations

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, WASHINGTON, DC and NEW YORK, NY– October 11, 2016 – A new national survey reveals that a growing number of Americans today believe that discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people in workplaces and in public accommodations is wrong. The new survey informed respondents that federal…

Transgender State Employee Seeks Equality Under State Health Plan

MILWAUKEE – The ACLU of Wisconsin filed a discrimination complaint today with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of Dr. Shannon Andrews, a cancer researcher at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, against the Medical School, the Group Insurance Board, and WPS Insurance, for denying her coverage for…

Fox Cities MLK Jr. celebration w/Angela Davis

Type: * Lecture * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community APPLETON, WIS. — Social justice icon, scholar and author Dr. Angela Davis will deliver the keynote address at the 25th annual community celebration of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Monday, Jan. 18 at…

Members of Congress to TSA – Reform Screening Procedures for Transgender Passengers

Washington, DC – Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Brian Higgins (D-NY) along with twenty-nine other congressional colleagues sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administration Peter Neffenger urging changes in the way that the agency screens transgender passengers. The letter comes on the heels…

GSAFE Statement on Bill LRB 2643/1

Yesterday, two Wisconsin GOP lawmakers, Rep. Jesse Kremer (, R-Kewaskum), and Sen. Steve Nass, (R-Whitewater), proposed a bill that would require school boards to designate school facilities as being for one gender exclusively, based on a person’s biological sex. GSAFE’s Sr. Director of Education and Policy, Brian Juchems, made the…

Fair Wisconsin Statement on Transgender Student Bill

Yesterday afternoon, two state lawmakers began circulating a bill for co-sponsors, prohibiting transgender students from using the restrooms and changing rooms that correspond with their gender identity. The bill also requires school boards to designate facilities exclusively for one physical sex or the other. Megin McDonell, interim Executive Director of…