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LGBTQ+ Equality Day at the Capitol 2019

Type: Activism This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join us in Madison for just part of the day, or make a whole day of it. After a legislative landscape briefing and some advocacy training in the morning,…

Satya for Madison Election Night Party

Type: Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Join Satya at the election night party as the results come in! Tuesday, April 2 at 8 pm Thank you to Rico Sabatini and Prism Dance Club for hosting!

Women’s March in Wisconsin

Type: * Activism This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community We are outraged. We are organized. They forgot that millions of women and allies lit the world on fire two years ago and again this past January. This past midterm women won…

Cudahy enacts protections against “conversion therapy” for LGBTQ youth

The city of Cudahy on Wednesday became the fourth city in Wisconsin to pass an ordinance to protect youth from so-called “conversion therapy.” Cudahy joins Milwaukee, Madison and Eau Claire in banning the use of the dangerous and discredited practice aimed at changing one’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Efforts…

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…

Tammy Baldwin election night party

Type: * Activism * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin will hold an election night party at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Supporters will gather in the…

Randy Rainbow Live

Type: Performance This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Randy Rainbow (yes, real name) is a comedian, actor, writer, host and Internet sensation best known for his viral comedy videos. His popular series of political spoofs and song parodies have garnered international…

April 3 Constitutional Referendum to Eliminate the State Treasurer

A statewide referendum on whether or not Wisconsin should amend its Constitution to eliminate the Office of the State Treasurer will be on your ballot April 3. Currently, the state treasurer sits on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) and oversees state trust funds that support school libraries…

Pam Porter Announces Campaign for County Board Supervisor

MADISON, WI – Pam Porter today announced her campaign for Dane County Board Supervisor in District 6, on Madison’s east side. She brings decades of experience as a non-profit leader, social justice advocate, and committed environmentalist to the Dane County Board. She and her wife, Mare Chapman, have lived in…

Rep. Mark Pocan Town Hall Meeting

Type: Informational This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community Congressman Mark Pocan will hold a town hall forum this week to discuss the hot topics of the day and preview the upcoming 2018 elections. This is an opportunity for people to discuss…

People Power, grassroots organizing project of the ACLU, comes to Madison

Madison is now home to the newly created People Power, the grassroots-organizing project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Reacting to the current political climate, People Power was created to protect immigrants from demonization, harassment, and deportation. “As soon as the election was over, we all realized ordinary people…

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…

The Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour

Type: Performance This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community The Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour rallies the cry for all Americans to stand up for our rights and demand our government act for the benefit of us all. This is a show for…

Pocan Statement on President Trump’s Divisive, Un-American Executive Order Banning Entry to US From Majority-Muslim Countries

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement in opposition to President Trump’s dangerous, hasty, and ill-informed Executive Order banning entry to the US from seven majority-Muslim countries. President Trump’s actions stand in opposition to our country’s most deeply held values and traditions, and raise further questions about…

Women’s March on Madison

Type: Social This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community This is a local event to march in solidarity with those going to Washington DC. If you are interested in connecting with Wisconsinites heading to the large march in Washington, please head over to this page https://www.facebook.com/events/208275672945652/ In…

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Announces She Will Oppose Senator Jeff Sessions’ Nomination for U.S. Attorney General

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today released the following statement announcing she will oppose President-elect Trump’s nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions for United States Attorney General: “America has made great progress over the last eight years with an Administration that has taken seriously a shared responsibility to pass on…