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Urban League Board Chair Appointed to Madison Police and Fire Commission

Urban League of Greater Madison Board Chair, Nia Trammell, has been appointed to the City of Madison Police and Fire Commission (PFC.) The Madison Common Council approved Trammel’s appointment at the July 21st meeting. The PFC functions as a personnel board for the police and fire departments, with defined responsibilities…

OPTN/UNOS Board approves policies to support HOPE Act

Atlanta – The OPTN/UNOS Board of Directors, at its meeting June 1 and 2, approved policies to facilitate the transplant community’s participation in the federal HIV Organ Policy Equity Act (also known as the HOPE Act), which calls for study of the feasibility, effectiveness and safety of allowing transplantable organs…

Diverse & Resilient Names New CEO

The Board of Directors of Diverse & Resilient (D&R) is pleased to announce that Gerry Coon, PhD, has been selected as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. His selection as CEO is the outcome of a national search conducted over the past six months lead by a team that included…

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…

AIDS Network and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Announce Merger

MADISON and MILWAUKEE, WIS.  In order to strengthen Wisconsin’s already nationally renowned response to AIDS, AIDS Network and AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) are announcing they will merge effective February 1, 2015. Leaders of both organizations state the merger will preserve continuity of care for patients and clients. “Wisconsin…

Historic Launch of The TransGen Times, News Source for the Transgender Community

Hollywood, CA – The historic launch late last month of TheTransGenTimes.com (TGT) has been heralded as a much welcomed and needed centralized news source for the TransGender Community.  TGT pulls news and related content into one easy to use format. The TransGen Times is a Huffington Post style online newspaper and…

Millions to ‘go purple’ for Spirit Day in united stand against bullying, 10/16

GLAAD launches official Spirit Day Kit, anti-bullying resources for teachers, parents, and students with support of PepsiCo, Wells Fargo, Comcast-NBCUniversal, American Eagle Outfitters New York, Friday, September 5, 2014 – GLAAD, the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy organization, today launched the countdown to Spirit Day, the…

Tenant Resource Center’s “Five Steps For A Good Moving Day”

This Thursday and Friday, thousands of Madison tenants will be moving in and out of their apartments. They can avoid many expensive and stressful situations by following these tips.  1.       Clean up and check out. This is your responsibility! The landlord does not need to give you a check-out form or do a walk-through with you, although…

PrideFest 2014 shatters attendance records

Energized by Wisconsin’s milestone move towards marriage equality, PrideFest Milwaukee welcomed a record-breaking 31,295 visitors to Milwaukee’s lakefront June 6, 7 and 8 for a weekend celebrating LGBT culture, community and inclusion. This year’s attendance reflects a 3% increase over the previous record of 30,385, set in 2010. Revenue results, including…

Mother, Transgender Daughter Seek Acceptance In Small-Town Wisconsin

Pair Discuss Navigating School, Friends Even as awareness and acceptance of gays and lesbians has surged in the U.S. in recent years, the transgender community often remains overlooked. According to a study earlier this year by the Williams Institute and the American Foundation for the Prevention of Suicide, 46 percent…