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Center Connection Calendar
A Monthy Calendar of Happennings at The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and in The Metro Milwaukee LGBT Community
 

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Tobacco Cessation Group

Join the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s and Rm2Breathe Quit Group.    July 5, 2010 is right around the corner.   That is the day all bars and restaurants in Wisconsin go smoke-free.   We are offering a seven session tobacco cessation group that will help YOU to quit smoking!

Dates:   Thursdays:  April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20 and 27
Time:     6pm to 8pm
Place:    Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, 315 W. Court Street
Call:       Dave Martin at 414-292-3066 to register

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center will be involved in Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April through the Anti-Violence Program, which addresses the impact of violence in and against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) individuals. The Anti-Violence Program provides advocacy to victims of violence in the LGBTQ community, offers educational trainings for service providers on the unique needs and concerns of LGBT individuals who have experienced violence, and raises awareness in the LGBT community about safety, violence, and violence prevention.
Anti-Violence Program/Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

The following events will be taking place in the month of April in observance of Sexual assault Awareness Month:


Mysterious Skin Movie Night
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center on April 21, 2010, 6pm
For more information call Jacqueline Lindo – 414-292-3072

The Vagina Monologues
Presented by the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center, 703 S. 2nd St., 414-383-3727
Friday, April 16th at MGAC, 7:30pm
Saturday, April 17th at MGAC, 7:30pm
Sunday, Apirl 18th at MGAC, 7:30pm
$15 general admission, $10 students and seniors
All proceeds go to Sojourner Family Peace Center

Nervous but Excited – Original Folk Duo, smart introspective narratives to tactfully political – call 229-4116
UWM Gasthaus (Basement of Union)
April 15, 2010, 9pm

They did what?   Lets talk about Relationship
UWM Union Rm 260
Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 1:30pm
Call Jacqueline Lindo -292-3072

UWM Campus and Communities United Against Violence Resource Fair
UWM Union Concourse
April, 8, 2010, 10am to 1pm
Learn about resources in Milwaukee and at UWM for survivors of sexual violence and gain a greater awareness about sexual violence through education and empowerment.
Call Jacquiline Lindo at 292-3072

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As spring brings with it a breath of fresh air, a sense of hope and a renewed energy to our world, we invite you to join us in celebrating the season of life by renewing you promise to the fight against AIDS.

Like a vibrant tree, the roots of the Make A Promise tradition run long and deep. As we come together to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW), our renewed promise of support will bring hope and health to a record number of people turning to ARCW for their HIV care and treatment.

Renew your promise by completing your Red Ribbon card! We hope you will use the Red Ribbon Card and share a message with us - your promise, a memorial, dedication or just your best wishes. Red Ribbon Cards will be placed on the Red Ribbon Tree at the Make A Promise Gala.

Proceeds from Make A Promise support the ARCW Medical Center - Wisconsin's largest and fastest growing provider of HIV health care serving 1,200 patients.

For more information please visit www.arcw.org/


Wisconsin Cream City Chorus Concert

4/17/2010
WCCC Concert at 7:30 pm, Water for Life Concert, explores the many facets of water. Join us at the Unitarian Universalist Church West in Brookfield at 7:30pm. For more information call 414-276-8787 or visit www.creamcitychorus.org/

New Cream City Foundation Web Site

We are pleased to announce that we have launched a new web site! It's been completely redesigned, with a lot of exciting content, news, and links. The content is also now available in Spanish, making Cream City Foundation the first LGBT community foundation to do so!  Our bilingual outreach will allows us to reach an even wider audience. Please take a look at the new site, share it with your friends and family, and let us know what you think!

Free Gallery Night Preview Event

End the tax season with levity! Join us at 5:30pm on April 15th at Portrait Society Gallery in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward for a Gallery Night sneak peak of the new show, Big Star.
The exhibition features linocuts of famous artists by former Milwaukeean Carri Skoczek and oil paintings of famous American writers by Fred Bell. A third room will have a group show of assorted portraits of famous people, from Johnny Cash to Obama and Snoop Dog.  
Enjoy wine, appetizers, the company of good friends, and the chance to bid on prints of famous LGBT artists like John Waters and Frida Kahlo. A portion of all sales will be donated to Cream City Foundation.  RSVP HERE.

Boulevard Theatre closes triumphant 24th season with
Patricia Durante's and Betsy Tuxill's fresh, delightful comedy

"IT'S YOUR MOTHER!"


(March 31-May 9, 2010)

Featuring*:

Marion Araujo
Leea Glasheen
Lisa Golda
Jan Gomper
Nicole Gorski
Christine Horgen
Melissa Keith
Jenny Kostreva
Rachel Lewandowski
Sandy Lewis
Shannon Nettesheim
Shemagne O'Keefe
Karen Suckow
Michael Tyburski
Barbara Weber
Brooke Wegner
Directed by Boulevard Artistic Director Mark Bucher
Stage Manager:  Ken Dillon, Paul Madden & Friends!
*Cast subject to change, as some actors
will rotate roles throughout the run of this production.  
It is rumored that Meryl Streep may join the cast.

MIDWEST PREMIERE!

Join the Boulevard Theatre for this Midwest premiere as Milwaukee's pioneer of alternative storefront theatre closes its 24th season with Patricia Durante & Betsy Tuxill's charming new play IT'S YOUR MOTHER! This delightful, touching script hilariously explores the "Mother Versus Daughter" dynamic.

IT'S YOUR MOTHER! is absolutely the best way to shake off the last dregs of Wisconsin winter and is guaranteed to put a spring in your step. This 80-minute romp takes a comedic look at the mother/child relationship and features actresses Marion Araujo, Leea Glasheen, Lisa Golda, Jan Gomper, Nicole Gorski, Christine Horgen, Melissa Keith, Jenny Kostreva, Rachel Lewandowski, Sandy Lewis, Shannon Nettesheim, Shemagne O'Keefe, Karen Suckow, Michael Tyburski, Barbara Weber, and Brooke Wegner.*

Boulevard Artistic Director Mark Bucher directs this exciting new work which celebrates the female experience while championing artistic opportunities for female playwrights and actresses. Call 414. 744. 5757 to reserve tickets or visit the Ensemble's website at www.boulevardtheatre.com.


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GROUP MEETINGS AT THE CENTER & AROUND TOWN
 

BWMT (Black and White Men Together)


General meeting third Saturday each month, 7-8:30 pm, preceded by business meeting 6-7 pm (open to all) We are a social group, with monthly group dinner outings and more. For more information 414-342-0705 or www.bwmtmilwaukee.org.
 
 
Cream City Squares

Square dance Sundays, "friendship set to music". Casual attire. Singles, couples, and families are all invited. Lake Park Lutheran Church, 2647 N. Stowell St. Lessons are 1-3 pm, club dances are 3-4:30 pm. Meets Every Sunday. For more information visit iagsdc.org/creamcity

Gay Narcotics Anonymous Meeting

Meets every Friday from 7 - 8 P.M. @ 315 Court St., 2nd Fl., Milwaukee, WI 53212. Free and open to all.
 
First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee (FUSM)

We are a Welcoming Congregation with two worship services and concurrent children's religious education classes at 9:15 & 11:15 am, Sundays. 1342 N. Astor St., Milwaukee. For more information call 414-273-5257 or visit www.uumilwaukee.org.
 
 
FORGE (For Ourselves: Reworking Gender Expression)

A social support group open to all people interested in Female to Male+ (FTM+) and Significant Others, Family, Friends, and Allies (SOFFA's) issues. Meets first Saturday of the month at 7 pm. For more information, including meeting topic visit www.forge-forward.org/socialsupport/ or write info@... or call 414-278-6031.
 
FRONT RUNNERS

Meets every Saturday morning at 9:00 am where North Ave ends at Terrace Ave above the lakefront.  Run or walk for exercise and enjoy some friendship.  Optional breakfast after.  No dues, no commitments.  FMI: 414-443-0379 or ullrwolf.com/frontrunnersmke/welcome.html

Galano Club

Offers 12 step meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, and Sexual Compulsives Anonymous. We also host social events for our members and guests in a safe, sober, and healthy environment. Our Mission is to provide people in recovery, along with their friends and families, a place to attend meetings, socialize with others, and enjoy recovery.  For more information, including a schedule of meetings visit www.galanoclub.org.   

GAMMA

An organization for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Communities of Southeastern Wisconsin since 1978. Email us at gamma@milwaukeegamma.com or visit our website at www.milwaukeegamma.com.

Gemini Gender Group

Support and social group for crossdressers and transsexuals, 6pm to 9:30pm, second Saturday each month.

Lake Park Lutheran Church

A "Reconciling in Christ" congregation (LGBT welcome), Sunday mornings, 2647 N. Stowell St. 8 am worship in chapel, 9 am education hour for all ages, 10am worship in sanctuary, fellowship hour following the service. For more information call 414-962-9190 or visit www.lakeparklutheran.com.    
 
Latino/Latina Talent Show

Every Sunday, doors open 8 pm, show starts 10:30 pm. Out n About/Monas Restaurant, 1407 S 1st St.$5 at the door. Sponsored by: Sixteenth Street Community Health Center, PrideFest, Firm International.
 
Lesbian Alliance Game Night & Potluck

Every 2nd Friday, 6 pm. LGBT Community Center, 315 W Court St. Bring your favorite game and a dish to pass. For more information visit www.lesbianalliance.org or call 414-272-9442.
 
Lesbian Alliance Movie Night

Every 3rd Thursday, 7 pm. LGBT Community Center, 315 W Court St. Showing a lesbian-themed movie each month. Popcorn and soda provided. For more information visit www.lesbianalliance.org or call 414-272-9442.
 
Lesbian Reading Group at Outwords

Meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. Everyone welcome. Meets at Outwords Bookstore, 2710 N. Murray Ave. Call 414-963-9089 for this months reading selection or to confirm meeting date.
 
Milwaukee Friends Meeting (Quakers)

Many LGBT folk have found a spiritual home with us. Quakers seek that of God in every person, and worship in silence, listening for the "still, small voice" of Spirit.  Meeting for Worship with concurrent Children's Religious Education: 10:15 am Sundays.  3224 N. Gordon Place, Milwaukee.  For more information, please call Liz at 414-562-2344 or visit www.milwaukeequakers.org.   
 
Milwaukee Women Singing in Sacred Circle

Meets about every two weeks for 60-90 minutes, Call for dates, times and locations. A women singing group focused on tapping sources of great healing and meditation. It is not necessary to be a singer to participate. Drums and other instruments (especially rhythm instruments) are welcomed, though singing together is the main activity. The sacred aspect belongs to no particular religion, but arises from our emphasis on woman-spirit and nature themes. For more information, including dates and meeting locations join the The Milwaukee Women's Singing in Sacred Circle Group at meetup.com.
 
Men's Voices Milwaukee

A men's choral group. Rehearsals every Monday, 7:30-9:30pm for its two seasons, August to December and January to May. Auditions 2 weeks before and after start of rehearsal season.  For more information please visit www.mensvoicesmilwaukee.com.
 
 
Metropolitan Community Church

A gay group here in Milwaukee. We exist to magnify God's love, minister God's will, celebrate God's creation, and cherish God's people. Sunday mornings, 1239 W. Mineral St. 11am worship service. For more information visit www.queerchurch.org
 
 
Out to Brunch

Monthly lesbian brunch meets on the first Sunday of the month at 11 am, for location please visit their Facebook Page. It's a potluck with juice and coffee provided.
 
Outwords Book Club

Monthly LGBT book club usually meets every 2nd Monday of the month at 7:30 pm. New Members are always welcome. Meets at Outwords Bookstore, 2710 N. Murray Ave. Call 414-963-9089 for this months reading selection or to confirm meeting date.
 
PFLAG Milwaukee

Meets 3rd Sunday, 5-7 pm. Martin Luther Lutheran Church, 9235 W. Bluemound Rd. For more information leave a message on group voice mail 414-299-9198 or visit www.pflagmilwaukee.org.    
 
Pilgrim Christian Church

815 Northview, Waukesha, an Open and Affirming Congregation, gladly welcoming and affirming all people. GLBT members participate fully, holding office, teaching children, and sharing their faith journeys. Worship at 10am Sundays, call 414-443-0976 for more information.
 
Plymouth Church United Church of Christ

2717 East Hampshire Avenue, Milwaukee, WI, 53211  Our Sunday service begins at 9:30. Service is followed by a time of fellowship and an education hour. There is ample on-street parking around the church. Child care is provided for young children during worship and education hour. Children are also welcome to join in the worship service. Plymouth Church has an "Out in Faith" LGBT group which meets for support and social events. Persons who are LGBT are welcome to participate in all areas of congregational life.
 
Project Q

Drop-in For LGBTQ youth ages 14-24. Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. Call 414-223-3220 for more information.
 
The Queer Program

Live weekly call-in show by, for, and about the Queer community. Live! Mondays at 6:30pm on Cable Channel 96, Milwaukee Community Media. Hosted by Michael Lisowski and Charles Daniels. Replays on Saturdays at Midnight and 10pm.
 
SAGE Milwaukee (Senior Action in a Gay Environment)

Various events. Visit www.sagemilwaukee.org or call 414-224-0517 for more information and SAGE events listings.
 
SAGE Sisterhood

Third Sunday of the month at 2 pm. SAGE/Milwaukee offices, 1845 N Farwell Ave, Suite 220. This meeting is a social gathering for any women who like to discuss that are affecting our lives. Come to share, sing, celebrate, eat (bring a treat) or just listen and get to know each other. All women welcome!
 
SEWDG

Third Saturday of the month 6-8 pm. Sometimes we have a small group but we always meet. We are open to anyone interested in BDSM and discussion of various topics related to BDSM. For more information visit www.sewdg.com.   
 
Shoreline

Country dancing every 2nd & 4th Friday, 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM at Hot Water, 818 S. Water St (far east end of National Ave. ).  Free line dance lessons at 8:30 and 9:30 pm. Open dancing includes 2-step, swing, waltz and line dance.  Partners and boots are not necessary - smooth soled shoes make learning easier.  For more information, call 414-747-0388 or visit www.shoreline-milw.org  
 
Unitarian Church North (UCN)

Join us for Sunday worship services at 9:15am and 11:00am. Religious education classes for children occur at the same time. 13800 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon. For more information call 262-375-3890 or visit www.UCNorth.org
 
Unitarian Universalist Church West (UUCW)

Two worship services concurrent with children's religious education classes at 8:45 & 11AM Sundays. 13001 W. North Ave., Brookfield. For more information call 262-782-3535.
 
WI Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf

Meeting Every 4th Saturday, 6:30-10 pm. Visit www.wiscrad.org for more information.
 
Wisconsin Cream City Chorus

Every Wednesday, 7-9:30pm (except summer break) Anyone interested in singing is welcome to attend.  Just drop in and introduce yourself. Prospective members will usually be evaluated as they rehearse with the group, although the director may choose to also test vocal ranges separately.  For more information visit www.creamcitychorus.org/

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For more information and more listings about Milwaukee LGBT Community Events see the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center website www.mkelgbt.org.
 
 
Got News? Want to Share?   Contact Dave Martin at dmartin@mkelgbt.org to list your LGBT event.

 

 
   
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STAFF

Julie Bock, MSSW, LCSW
Director of Programs
414-292-3070

Jay Botsford
Program Coordinator III — Youth/Transgender
414-292-3068

Maggi Cage, PhD
Executive Director
414-292-3060

Rachel Coles, MSW, APSW
Program Coordinator II Youth/ ATODA
414-292-3071

Brion Collins
Program Coordinator II -Communications
414-292-3076

Jesse Cushion
Program Assistant — Youth
414-292-3074

Claudia Kabler-Babbitt,CCRC
Program Coordinator III — LBT Breast Health
414-292-3061

Johnny King
Program Coordinator I — HIV
414-292-3069

Jacqueline Lindo, MS, ATR
Program Coordinator II AVP
414-292-3072

Dave Martin
Operations Manager
414-292-3066

Patrick Price
Director of Philanthropy
414-292-3065

Randy Talley
Data-Entry Specialist
414-292-3075

Erin Trad
Program Assistant — Youth
414-292-3074

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Officers

Susan C. Haertel, Co-President
Sheldon Walker, Co-President
W. Peter Larson, Treasurer

Board Members

Mary K. Hoerig
Joan Jacobs
Daniel L. Klingler
Halanna Lathon
Geoffrey S. Trotier

 

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