Nominations Sought for 22nd Annual OutReach Community Awards


MADISON - OutReach, Madison and South Central Wisconsin’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Community Center, is seeking nominations of individuals, organizations and businesses that have made outstanding contributions to Madison and South Central Wisconsin’s LGBT community in the past year. Awards will be presented at OutReach’s 22nd Annual Community Awards Banquet, to be held Friday, September 12th, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

This year’s theme is in honor of marriage equality coming to Wisconsin. Our theme is Love is Love: Marriage Equality Comes to Wisconsin. Help us celebrate the evening with those who have positively impacted the lives of people who identify as LGBT. Please take a few minutes to nominate a person or organization whose work make(s) a substantial contribution to OutReach’s mission “improving equality and quality of life for LGBT people” in South Central Wisconsin. The purpose of this banquet is to shine a spotlight on those who have created positive change in the fight for equality. Please help us celebrate those accomplishments by nominating a person or organization you feel would be a perfect fit.

A committee of community members reviews nominations and selects award recipients. Past award winners, OutReach staff, board members, and their family members are not eligible to receive awards.

Award categories are OutReach LGBTQ Advocate of the Year, OutReach Business or Organization of the Year, OutReach Ally of the Year (non-LGBT individuals or groups that support the LGBT community) and Harry Straetz Memorial OutReach Volunteer of the Year. The Courage Award may not be presented every year but are categories available for nomination. The OutReach Board of Director’s Special Recognition award may not be awarded every year and is not open to the public for nomination.

OutReach has combined the Man and Woman of the Year Award into a single category to be mindful of those advocates who identify as Trans*.

OutReach staff, board, and volunteers wish to recognize all people and organizations who create positive change for the entire LGBTQ communities.

Nomination forms are available at OutReach (600 Williamson St, Suite P-1, 255-8582) or on-line by following the link below!

Click HERE for the Nominations Ballot!

Nominations must be received by August 1, 2014.

The OutReach LGBT Community Center has served Madison & Dane County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities since 1973, providing peer-counseling, advocacy, education, and information/referral services. We also offer a lending library, free publications, a community meeting space, and other services.

For more information contact Angie Rehling, Program Director, at OutReach, (608) 255-8582 or e-mail: angier@lgbtoutreach.org.

Upcoming Events at OutReach LGBT Community Center


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Madison Pride King & Queen Fundraiser Contest

Friday, August 1st at 9pm

FIVE Nightclub
5 Applegate Crt, Madison WI 53713

Do you want to represent Madison's LGBTQA Community as the King or Queen of Madison PRIDE. Now is your chance. The contest is open to anyone and any gender can compete for either title!

What is required? You need to have 2 numbers prepared and on a cd and be ready to perform them.

What are the categories? You need to perform 2 numbers of your choice....drag, lip sync, dance, sing, tell jokes.....That's It!

How do I win? The King and Queen will be chose based totally on tips raised. So if you are running make sure you have friends in the audience.

What do I win? You win a crown and a sash and a ride in the OutReach PRIDE Parade on Sunday, August 10th.

Why should I run? This is a great opportunity for YOU as a entertainer to promote and support the NEW OutReach PRIDE Parade.

There is NO COST to enter, but you MUST pre-register with Dave Eick at FIVE Nightclub or with Brian Ponce from Ravyn Entertainment.

To keep the evening entertaining and fun we are proud to announce the infamous DEAR RUTHIE as our special guest host.

100% of door cover and tips go directly to support OutReach Pride Parade

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Willma's Fund 2014 PRIDE Kickoff Show

Thursday, August 7th, 9pm

FIVE Nightclub
5 Applegate Crt, Madison WI 53713

Join us for Willma's Fund Pre PRIDE Kickoff Show at FIVE Nightclub!

We have a great lineup in store for you!

Willma's Fund Founder: WILLMA FLYNN-STONE, Co-host, Ravyn Entertainment Founder: THE CONTESSA PIRAHNA

National US Proud Pageants Titleholders:
SHONN NORTH
CHRISTINA CHASE
Miss US PROUD NEWCOMER, SELENA FOX

Miss Gay Days:
HARMONY BREEZE

Mr WI EOY:
FLEXX DUPREE FORCE AVALON

From the House of Avalon:
JADE PARADISO AVALON
AFTON AVALON
JOEY AVALON

RE's First Recruited Entertainer and WI Drag Royalty:
DESIREE MATHEWS

RE Member and Co-Owner of Glitter Stage Productions:
MILANO BREEZE

FIVE Nightclub Comedy Queen:
MISS MAPA

All money raised will go to the Willma's Fund project at OutReach to help combat LGBT Homelessness in Dane Cty.

Remember: The OutReach Pride Parade is Sunday, August 10th!! Be sure to be out and Proud! for more information on Pride, go to OutReach LGBT Community Center or www.lgbtoutreach.org and click on the "PRIDE" tab!!

For more information on this event, contact Brian Ponce

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WOOF'S King Street PRIDE Block Party

Saturday, August 9th

WOOF's
114 King St, Madison WI 53703

Join us for
WOOF'S KING STREET PRIDE BLOCK PARTY
SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH

All charitable contributions go to support OutReach Pride Parade

Special guest appearances by
DJ CHOMPER
TOM GOSS
DJ JOHN MURGES

Join WOOF'S as they take over the street with...
LIVE MUSIC • DJS • DANCING • AND MORE!

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OutReach Pride Parade

Sunday, August 10th, 2014, 1pm to 5pm
Wisconsin State Capitol, 2 East Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703

OutReach is hosting the Pride Parade in Madison Wisconsin this year. A rally and entertainment will follow.

Setup starts at 11:00 am. Vehicles and floats should arrive by 12:00 noon. We will stage at Central Park at 1:00 pm. The parade will step off at 2:00 pm. The rally and entertainment will start about 3:00 pm. The event will end by 5:00 pm.

We have a new route thanks to Mayor Paul Soglin and the City of Madison' Street Use Committee. We will stage in the new Central Park, march down Ingersol to Williamson Street, up Willy St., cross Blair, march up Wilson and then up King St. to the Capitol Square. We will march around the Square and then have a rally and entertainment at the top of State St.

Sponsors include Woof's Madison, Plan B, Madison WI, FIVE Nightclub, Our Lives Magazine, Fair Wisconsin, and PFLAG.

Our Planning Committee members include: Ryan Petty, President, Angie Alcorta, Board member, Steve Starkey, Executive Director, Brian Poncé, Publications Director, Patrick Farabaugh, John Smallwood, Corey Gresen, Dino Maniaci, Dave Eick, Derwin Leigh

More details will be made available soon.

CLICK HERE to download the Vendor Information Packet and Parade Participation Application Form

Click here for the OUTREACH PRIDE PAGE
Click here for the OUTREACH PRIDE PARADE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES
Click here for the OUTREACH PRIDE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

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OutReach 22nd Annual Awards Banquet

Friday, September 12th, 2014, 5pm to 9pm
Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolan Dr, Madison WI 53703

Save the date! Our 22nd Annual Banquet date has been set with Monona Terrace. Madison Gas & Electric will be the Diamond Sponsor of our 22nd Annual Awards Banquet.

More details will be made available soon.

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Media Coverage of OutReach's 40th Anniversary Banquet


WKOW Channel 27 (ABC) news coverage of OutReach's 40th Anniversary event (It may take a few seconds to load depending on your internet connection or browser. Also, a commercial may appear for a few seconds before the actual video starts).

If you have Facebook, you can view photos of the event by clicking the link below. Thanks to Our Lives Magazine for some great memories! CLICK HERE FOR PICS

You can now donate Directly to OutReach via PayPal


You can now donate to OutReach using your credit card.

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