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GSAFE’s Fall Youth Unity Summit

Type: * Informational * Networking * Workshop This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Register today for our Youth Unity Summit on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at UW Milwaukee! GSAFE hosts two day-long conferences every school year, one…

Workshops announced for GSAFE’s Fall Youth Unity Summit

Register today for our Youth Unity Summit on Friday, December 8th, 2017 at UW Milwaukee! GSAFE hosts two day-long conferences every school year, one in the spring and one in the fall.  These conferences are open to middle school and high school students, as well as to GSA advisors and other…

Arts Education Forum with MMSD School Board Candidates

Type: * Informational * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community On March 29th at 7:00pm Arts + Literature Laboratory will host an Arts Education Forum with the four Madison school board candidates up for election on April 4th: Ali Muldrow and Kate Toews (Seat 6);…

Passing the Mic: Hip Hop Education in the Classroom and Beyond

Type: * Festival * Lecture * Music * Performance Art * Social This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community   MADISON, WI – The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s award-winning Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), home of the First Wave Scholarship program, partners…

Register now for “Women’s Musical Lives” four week class

“Women’s Musical Lives” Taught by Jessica Courtier Women musicians and composers have contended with issues ranging from gendered expectations about professionalism to perceptions of their bodies’ physical capabilities to their claims of authority. We survey key themes that have shaped the careers of women in music, working across diverse times…

Local High School Students Create Consent PSA

(MADISON,WI) Today, sexual assault is one step closer to ending. A group of 13 high school students from Dane County released a PSA entitled Consent is Classic. The PSA shows scenes of couples asking for consent from the 1920s to the present era. The young people featured in the video,…

Safe Schools, Safe Communities: State Conference on LGBTQ Youth

Type: * Informational * Workshop * Networking * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Save the date! Diverse and Resilient, GSAFE, and the UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center are pleased to present Safe Schools, Safe Communities: 2016…

Type: * Informational * Networking * Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Madison, WI, March 3rd, 2016: Project Kinect is happy to announce the 2016 Social Change Forum to be held at Threshold (2717 Atwood Ave) from 8:30am- 5pm with a happy hour to follow…

Nominations Open for Music Educator Award

The Madison Symphony Orchestra (MSO), in partnership with Ward-Brodt Music, is accepting nominations for its Award for Excellence in Music Education to one outstanding music educator in southern Wisconsin. Nominations will be accepted until January 15, 2016 and the nomination form can be found on the Madison Symphony website. For…

Sex education in schools not inclusive of same-sex relationships, new research finds

Secondary schools in Britain claiming to incorporate sexual diversity into their sex and relationship education (SRE) are in fact upholding heteronormativity, university researchers have found. Researchers at Birmingham City University and Sheffield Hallam University discovered that same-sex practices are being positioned outside of the classroom, potentially leaving young people without…

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…

Murray, Baldwin, Pocan Introduce Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act to Combat Bullying and Harassment at Colleges and Universities

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), along with Congressman Mark Pocan (D-WI), reintroduced legislation aimed at reducing dangerous bullying and harassment that affects one in five students at colleges and universities across the country. The Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2015…

[CANCELLED] Homophobia in Africa: Perspectives from Uganda

Type: Lecture This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: “Due to unavoidable circumstances, our speaker had to cancel his trip to Madison so I am very sorry to say that we had to…

Baraboo School Board passes transgender athlete policy 4 to 3

GSAFE congratulates the Baraboo School Board who approved a transgender athletic participation policy during their regular meeting last night.  The policy passed by a 4 to 3 vote and was based on a model policy introduced by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association in 2013.  Around 100 individuals attended last night’s…

Baraboo School Board needs your support!

The Baraboo School Board is coming under strong pressure from inside as well as outside the district to table and reject a proposed transgender athlete policy. Check out this local news report about their efforts. This policy is based on the WIAA model policy that was passed last year.  This…