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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…

LGBT Business and Community Breakfast with Clinton Advisor Allida Black

Type: * Informational * Social This Event: * Is LGBTQ hosted * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community You are invited to coffee and conversation with Allida Black Longtime advisor Monday October 10 7:30-8:30 AM Cargo Coffee 750 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI Allida…

“It Can Happen Here” opening reception

Type: Art Exhibit This Event: * Has LGBTQ content * May be of interest to the LGBTQ community (MADISON, WI) Arts + Literature Laboratory presents It Can Happen Here: a national juried exhibition that envisions our post-election future. The show title is a nod to Sinclair Lewis’ 1935 prophetic novel,…

Discussion with Rep. Mark Pocan following his recent trip to Israel and Palestine

Type: Informational This Event: May be of interest to the LGBTQ community “Discussion with Mark Pocan following his recent trip to Israel and Palestine” Introduction by Matt Rothschild, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign 11:30 am, Tuesday, August 23, 2016 (Doors open at 11:00 am) Fellowship Hall, First United…

Tony Robinson 1 year later

It has been one year since Tony Robinson was killed.  That night, I pulled into the gas station across the street from where Tony lived and immediately knew something was amiss. A man across the street was yelling.  Someone was running. The lights of a police car flashed.  As I…

Rebecca Bradley’s Last 48 Hours Have Been Spin Not Substance

MADISON – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) has yet to receive a response from Justice Rebecca Bradley after he extended an invitation to her to come and meet with the LGBT community and those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as others she targeted in a series of public writings. In…

Fair Wisconsin statement on hate speech by Justice Rebecca Bradley

Today, Fair Wisconsin Executive Director Megin McDonell issued the following statement on State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley’s comments related to people living with HIV/AIDS and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community: “The comments made by Rebecca Bradley in college are hate speech, plain and simple.  These sentiments are…

Legislators to introduce bill addressing marriage equality

MADISON – Joined by couples affected by Wisconsin’s outdated marriage and family law statutes, Reps. Mark Spreitzer (D-Beloit), JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milwaukee), and Chris Taylor (D-Madison) will announce legislation modernizing Wisconsin’s statutes to reflect current law on marriage equality on Monday, December 21st at 2:30 PM in the Assembly Parlor at…