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Community news: AIDS Resource a leader in equality

For the second consecutive year, the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, the state’s largest provider of integrated health care to people with HIV, was recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

For more, go to hrc.org/hei.

In other community news…

• Fair Wisconsin, the statewide LGBT civil rights group, announced president and CEO Katie Belanger would depart in February 2015. In an email to supporters, Belanger said she notified the Fair Wisconsin board in September of her plans. She also said, “When I joined the organization in 2009, I never imagined how this work, this organization, and this movement would completely transform the way I see the world. Fair Wisconsin was never a job for me; it has been a way of life.” For more, go to fairwisconsin.com.

The 2014-15 Wisconsin wolf hunt began on Oct. 15. Within the first week, eager hunters killed more wolves than permitted in at least two zones. Concerned animal rights activists and environmentalists have who vowed to closely monitor the killing of wolves and the use of domestic dogs in the hunting of the once protected species.

• Bruce Noble, an 80-year-old Wisconsin man, is riding his bicycle across 16 counties to raise awareness about Enbridge Energy’s proposed Pipeline 61, an oil pipeline that would begin in Superior and end in Illinois.

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