Thursday, April 23, 2009

April 22 announcements

Queery announcements April 22, 2009


This weekend, the Madison Area Transgender Association and Outreach host the transgender awareness workshop. This three-day awareness workshop will be at the outreach LGBT community center. Friday’s events include a social at 6:00 pm followed by a presentation on HIV/AIDS and the transgender community. Saturday’s events start at 11:30 am and feature multiple topics including terms and definitions, gender attribution, myths and facts, stereotypes and reality, as well as gendered language. Sunday’s program also starts at 11:30 am and covers the American view of gender variance, transgender history, transphobia, and how to be an ally. All are welcome to attend. Call (608) 255-8582; ask for Josh or Michelle. Outreach is located at 600 Williamson Street, inside the Gateway Mall.

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Indie Queer is taking the Madison party scene to a whole new level with back to back April/May IQ parties featuring internationally renowned electronic artists - the bag raiders and peaches. The bag raiders come to Madison from Sydney Australia, where they rose to fame with their hit song "turbo love." they will headline the IQ Discotech this Friday, April 24th.

Next month at IQ, world renowned queer Electronicista peaches brings her high-energy, sexually charged live show to IQ just two weeks after the release of her new album "I Feel Cream." Advanced tickets are available at www.majesticmadison.com and all participating Majestic Theatre ticket outlets. For more information, contact liztymus@gmail.com or visit www.indiequeer.com

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This weekend, Queercamp, an unconference focused on LGBT issues: health, politics, social issues, the arts, and technology – takes place at Bucketworks at 1340 n 6th St., Milwaukee. The event is free and open to the public. For more information go to queercamp.org.


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On Sunday, A Room of One’s Own Feminist Bookstore celebrates its 34th anniversary. They’ll be celebrating with a dedication of the new "Madison feminists" photo gallery and will be inducting the first five feminists! You can enjoy cake and refreshments and 10% off everything in the store! A Room of One’s Own is located at 307 w. Johnson.

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Also on Saturday, the Madison Minotaurs host the Great Midwestern Three-Way Rugby Tournament with the Minneapolis Mayhem and the Chicago Dragons. The tournament features three games between the three international gay rugby association teams in the Midwest. Game play starts at 2:30 at the Crossroads Pitch. Check minotaursrugby.org for directions.

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Perfect Harmony Men’s Chorus presents the finale to their 12th season. “Equal, Not Special” is a concert retrospective of the civil rights movements of the United States that takes a musical journey through: the 19th century end of slavery, the 20th century struggle for full rights for women, the civil rights movement in the 1960’s and the LGBT movement of the last 40 years since the stonewall riots. The concert will be presented three times:
  • Sunday, May 17th at 3:00 p.m. At Rock Prairie Presbyterian Church.
  • Sunday, May 24, Memorial Day evening, at 7:00 p.m. At Capital Lakes Retirement Center.
  • And, Saturday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. In Mills Concert Hall in the Humanities Building on the UW campus.


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You can find these and many other announcements with links to the events on our blog (queery-wort.blogspot.com) or on our Facebook page (Queery at WORT-FM). We’re reaching for 300 fans on our Queery Facebook page, so become a fan tonight and tell your friends about us.

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