Gay marriage supporters are launching a $2 million statewide campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.
Illinois Unites for Marriage is a coalition representing gay rights, civil rights and political groups.
Proud Theater, a youth theater organization, announced that all three chapters in Wisconsin will perform together for the first time at PrideFest, which is being held in June on Milwaukee's Summerfest grounds.
The groups will be doing three joint performances on June 8 on the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center's Community Room Stage at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Each performance will showcase skits, poetry and music developed by the youth involved with each chapter.
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has joined efforts to raise money for LGBT causes as part of Give OUT Day, a national initiative that on May 9 aims to mobilize thousands of individual donors to give in support of the LGBT nonprofit community.
"Less than 5 percent of the LGBTQ community gives to an LGBTQ cause, according to research from the Horizons Foundation and Movement Advancement Project," said Bolder Giving executive director Jason Franklin. "Give OUT Day aims to raise awareness of the need to support LGBTQ nonprofits and elevate the level of LGBTQ philanthropy."
The Cream City Foundation in Milwaukee unveiled a new logo this week.
The organization's president and CEO, Paul Fairchild, said, "This is a proud day, a logo that reflects who we are and what we do. …Thank you all for your support over the past year, and I look forward to the year ahead!"
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s next TGIF begins at 5:30 p.m. on Fri., July 12, at Cafe Lulu, 2265 S. Howell Ave., in Bay View. The popular social mixer, held the second Friday of the month at a different location, is a great way to meet new friends while experiencing new bars, cafés and eateries. The events are open to everyone – so bring a friend to enjoy complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.
PNC Financial Services Group has joined the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce as a Gold Founding Member, the organization announced on May 9.
The announcement comes just days before the chamber hosts its Madison launch event at 5:30 p.m. on May 14 at Plan B, 924 Williamson St.
Project Q, the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s youth program, hosts a youth community meeting 5-9 p.m. on May 31 at 1110 N. Market St., second floor (courtyard entrance).
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center will offer a healthy relationships class beginning April 15 and continuing on Mondays through May 20.
The free class was “created to provide a safe space where participants can become aware of their own values, goals, and dreams and to practice living in alignment with that awareness. By the end of the series, participants will be able to feel more ‘in charge of oneself’ and create a basis for connecting – meaningfully, sustainable and lovingly – with someone else.”
Actor/director Ben Fritz has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a Web series to be shot in Madison.
Based on the fictional book “The Ethical Slut,” which explores the nature of polyamorous relationships, Fritz’s series of the same name has attracted $17,468 in grassroots funding. He hopes to raise an additional $12,000 by May 9.
Former U.S. Comptroller General David M. Walker will be the featured speaker at an evening forum May 2 at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery in Madison.
Walker will be joined by U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., and U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., for a panel discussion at the forum on “Federal Debt, Deficits and Bipartisan Solutions for a Prosperous Future.”