Community

  • ARCW fundraiser sets record

    The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin’s 2011 Make a Promise Gala set a fundraising record, generating $223,728 for its medical center and $45,150 for its new pharmacy. The April 9 event drew more than 800 supporters to the Frontier Airlines Center for a high-energy evening inspired by the hit TV show “Glee.” “We are deeply grateful to our corporate sponsors, auction donors and all who atte.... Read More
  • Sage holds ‘Spring Fling’ on May 14

    Wear your uniform, medals, ribbons or other costume accessories to celebrate LGBT patriotism at “Do Ask, Do Tell: Honoring our GLBT Military and Veterans,” this year’s theme for SAGE’s seventh annual Spring Fling. The event features finger foods, soda, a celebration cake, silent auction, dancing, and a cash cocktail bar, beginning at 5 p.m. at Mona’s, 1407 S. First. More info at sagemilw.... Read More
  • Diverse and Resilient seeks PrideFest volunteers

    Diverse and Resilient is looking for health promoters for PrideFest 2011 to interview festival goers, encourage gay and bisexual young men of color to get tested for HIV and disseminate information about local HIV and STD risks. Volunteers receive several hours of training, a meal, festival admission and a stipend that will cover their travel and other expenses for a four-hour shift. Last year’s.... Read More
  • Milwaukee center receives breast health grant

    The Southeast Wisconsin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded a $104,467 grant to the Milwaukee LGBT Community center to support its LGBT breast health program. The program targets LGBT people at risk for breast cancer in SE Wisconsin with education, outreach and referrals for breast health screenings. Studies in recent years suggest that LGBT people are at greater risk than the general.... Read More
  • Plymouth Church dinner honors Moore

    U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore is the keynote speaker and honoree at a May 14 dinner celebrating Plymouth Church’s decision to become an open and affirming congregation. The event, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 2717 E. Hampshire St., honors Moore and the agency Pathfinders and features music by Milwaukee’s Festival City Singers. Tickets are $30. For more information, call 414-964-1513..... Read More
  • GSAFE celebrates 15 years of service

    On May 14, GSAFE’s annual awards and scholarships dinner, the “Celebration of Leadership,” will mark 15 years of Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools in Wisconsin. The dinner is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Madison Concourse Hotel. The Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools also seeks to expand its continuous, small-giving donor base – the “Stretch Club” – to an additional 50 members.... Read More
  • Gay tennis league sign-up is May 21

    The Milwaukee Gay Sport Network holds a sign-up party for its tennis league at 2 p.m. on May 21, at Wilson Park, 1601 W. Howard Ave. All skill levels are welcome, and new players will be rated on May 21, weather permitting. The fee is $45 for the season, which begins June 5 and runs through Aug. 21. Play is on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wick Field in Milwaukee, 54th Street and Vliet..... Read More
  • Out at the Opera

    Out at the Opera, a new LGBT affinity group for Madison Opera fans, holds its inaugural event on April 29, following the opening night performance of “La Traviata.” The opera’s stage director and members of the cast will join the party at Fresco Rooftop Restaurant & Lounge, 227 State St. Tickets for the party include discounted admission to the performance. Call 608-238-8085 to purchase .... Read More
  • Book it

    OutReach Community Center in Madison reports that its bookshelves runneth over. If you’re looking for LGBT-themed books at heavily discounted prices, head over to Outreach, 600 Williamson St., for a book sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 30 and May 1. Fiction, non-fiction and some videos are up for grabs. OutReach program director Harry Straetz remains on medical leave while he recovers from .... Read More
  • Volunteers wanted!

    The LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin is looking for volunteers to work the Ironman competition in Racine July 16-17. The Center can earn up to $500 by getting 20-30 people to volunteer on either of those days. Contact programs@lgbtsewisc.org for more information. The center also is looking for regular volunteers to staff several positions, including drop-in coordinator, receptionists, marketing coordin.... Read More