Night of the living Queens Drag show
Oct
21
7:00pm 7:00pm

Night of the living Queens Drag show

2 shows full of goulish fun
7pm all ages show for $5.00
9pm 21+ for $10.00 (includes early show)
Costume contests throughout the night!

Special guests include: 
Alana Chapelle, Ramona Ryot, Whitney Gayton, Autumn Summers, Sinclaire Snapps, Desiree Mathews,Kyra Vitale,and very special guest: Chanel C.VanCartier Miss Gay Iowa USofA 2017
And of course your illusions cast.

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Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!
Nov
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!

Come visit at the Smokestack, for are all ages game night. Bring your favorite game or join in on a game of Scattergories, Cards,Explodin Kitens or one of the many other games provided.

Friends and family are welcome to join in on the fun, too! This venue is wheelchair accessible.

All soda and french fries are free to everyone 20 and under!

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Co Presents: All-Ages Alcohol Free Bowling!
Nov
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Co Presents: All-Ages Alcohol Free Bowling!

Co Presents: LGBTQ+ Alcohol Free All-Ages Bowling Night! Join us on Sunday, July 16th from 3 to 5 pm for a community bowling event at Cherry Lanes! Lanes and shoe rentals will be provided free of charge for all attendees 20 and under. Invite your friends and family to this family-friendly, alcohol-free event. See you there!

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Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!
Dec
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!

Come visit at the Smokestack, for are all ages game night. Bring your favorite game or join in on a game of Scattergories, Cards,Explodin Kitens or one of the many other games provided.

Friends and family are welcome to join in on the fun, too! This venue is wheelchair accessible.

All soda and french fries are free to everyone 20 and under!

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Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!
Oct
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!

Come visit at the Smokestack, for are all ages game night. Bring your favorite game or join in on a game of Scattergories, Cards,Explodin Kitens or one of the many other games provided.

Friends and family are welcome to join in on the fun, too! This venue is wheelchair accessible.

All soda and french fries are free to everyone 20 and under!

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Northwestern Illinois Gender and Sexuality Alliance Volunteer Training
Sep
24
3:00pm 3:00pm

Northwestern Illinois Gender and Sexuality Alliance Volunteer Training

Reminder that this Sunday, September 24th, we will be holding another Northwestern Illinois Gender and Sexuality Alliance Volunteer Training.  The training will take place at the CTE Academy in Elizabeth, Illinois.  The training runs from 3:00 - 5:30 pm.  There is no cost to attend the training and refreshments will be provided.  The only cost is if you decide you would like to become a volunteer at our meetings with the students.  There is a $10 fee associated with this to cover the cost of background checks.  Both cash and check are accepted.

During this training we will review the mission and goals of our organization--the NW IL GSA--as well as go over basic gender and sexuality terminology, and concepts.  Additionally, the final piece will highlight the various options of becoming a volunteer for our organization, expectations, and guidelines.

You do not need to commit to volunteering in any capacity to attend the training.  Additionally, we welcome all education levels.  No previous training or education on the topics of gender and sexuality is needed.

The training will be lead by three professional educators that are also a part of the NW IL GSA Board.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know!

NW IL GSA

nwilgsa@gmail.com

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Sep
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

100.000 Poets for Change - Dubuque

Join us for 100,000 Poets for Change, an evening of words shared by poets committed to the pursuit of peace and justice. Several local poets, including Alice Oleson, Patric Nuttall, Irene Raby, Neal Kincaid Patten, De'Shaun Madkins, Andrew Jones, Kahla Rosenfeld, Joseph Larson, and Heidi Zull, and James Pollack, will read from their work. Musician River Glen will also perform, and Jeannine M. Pitas will host. This event is sponsored by Dubuque International Day of Peace.

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Ally Training
Sep
18
11:30am11:30am

Ally Training

  • pin Show Map The Markee Pioneer Student Center at UW-Platteville (map)
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Remember Safe Zone Training? This is the same thing with a different name! In this training, we will provide an overview of concepts, and terminology about gender and sexuality as well as tactics on how to be a successful ally. 

RSVP to doylecenter@uwplatt.edu

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Co Presents: All-Ages Alcohol Free Bowling!
Sep
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

Co Presents: All-Ages Alcohol Free Bowling!

Co Presents: LGBTQ+ Alcohol Free All-Ages Bowling Night! Join us on Sunday, July 16th from 3 to 5 pm for a community bowling event at Cherry Lanes! Lanes and shoe rentals will be provided free of charge for all attendees 20 and under. Invite your friends and family to this family-friendly, alcohol-free event. See you there!

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Back to the 80's Dance: A Benefit for Rick Bower
Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Back to the 80's Dance: A Benefit for Rick Bower

LET'S GO BACK TO THE 80'S 😎

As you may know, earlier this summer Rick Bower was diagnosed with cancer- stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Since then, his friends and loved ones have rallied around him for support in this difficult time. Throwing a party at The Whisky was a no-brainer, and we’re looking forward to having you all together for a fun night to celebrate Rick and raise some much needed funds.

$5 gets you a free drink AND raffle ticket at the door.
We’re giving away a slew of prizes all night long!
DJ Breezah kicks off the dance party upstairs at 8pm.
We’ll have a photobooth, so don’t forget your 80s costume!

Thank you so very much to those have already contributed to the onlinefundraiser.
If you can’t make it to the party, here’s the donation link:http://www.gofundme/rickbower

**We are still in need of raffle items! Businesses will receive promotion online & on day of event.
Not a business but still want to help out? We’ll gladly accept some rad prize items from you!
DUBUQUE: Contact Michelle Bechen at Michelle.Bechen@loras.edu
MAD/MKE: Contact Bree Rose at breerosedesign@gmail.com

This will be a night to remember ✨
See you at The Whisky!

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Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!
Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!

Come visit at the Smokestack, for are all ages game night. Bring your favorite game or join in on a game of Scattergories, Cards,Explodin Kitens or one of the many other games provided.

Friends and family are welcome to join in on the fun, too! This venue is wheelchair accessible.

All soda and french fries are free to everyone 20 and under!

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Pizza with Paula @ UW Platteville
Sep
7
11:30am11:30am

Pizza with Paula @ UW Platteville

  • UW-Platteville Doyle Center For Gender And Sexuality (map)
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Come meet Paula! She is our Sexual Violence Victim's Advocate on campus. Her services are free, confidential, and no appointment is required. She is here to provide support, resources, and advocacy for those who have experienced sexual violence. Drop by and check out the space as well as gain information about her services. There will be free pizza for those who attend!

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Cedar Valley Pride!
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Cedar Valley Pride!

Don't miss this event!  http://www.cedarvalleypride.com/

H E A D L I N E R  Crystal Waters at 9:30 PM

MAIN STAGE
12:00 p.m. Music & Drag Show
Music, Info, Vendors & Female Impersonators

12:15 p.m. Asher Brown
Trans singer/songwriter

1:00 p.m. Drag Show & DJ Dance Break
Female & Male Impersonators

1:30 p.m. Us (featuring ShinDigg)
Hip-Hop and R&B

2:30 p.m. Roller Derby Demo
Women’s Cedar Valley Derby Divas

3:00 p.m. Drag Show
Female & Male Impersonators

3:15 p.m. The Uniphonics
Soulful singing, funky hip hop dance beats

4:00 p.m. Drag Show & DJ Dance Break
Female & Male Impersonators

4:30 p.m. Peas and Carrot
Minimalist Folk Punk

5:15 p.m. Drag Show & DJ Dance Break
Female & Male Impersonators

5:45 p.m. Rebel Queens
High-energy all female classic rock band

6:45 p.m. DJ Dance Break
Music Dance Break

7:00 p.m. House of Love
Female Impersonator Group

7:30 p.m. 4th Street Drag Race
Dash in Drag - Come one, come all.

7:45 p.m. God-Des & She
Hip-hop-pop & soul duo playing venues from NYC to Sweden

8:30 p.m. DJ Dance Break
Music Dance Break

8:45 p.m. House of Love
Female Impersonator Group

9:15 p.m. DJ Dance Break
Music Dance Break

9:30 p.m. HEADLINER Crystal Waters
Ten #1 US Billboard Dance Hits

10:15 p.m. Grand Drag Showcase
Female & Male Impersonators

11:00 p.m. Sissy’s Sircus
Burlesque Dance Troupe

12:00 a.m. – Thanks & Good Night

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Co Dubuque Camping on the Lake
Aug
25
to Aug 29

Co Dubuque Camping on the Lake

It’s time for Co’s second annual camping trip!

This year, join us at Lake Joy Campground in Belmont, Wisconsin.

24192 Lake Joy Lane
Belmont, WI 53510

Thanks to an arrangement with the owners of Lake Joy, this event will be 100% free of charge. Please respect the grounds and rules as a thank-you for this. 

Lake Joy is just a short 35-minute ride from Dubuque. Hop on Highway 151, head over the Dubuque–Wisconsin Bridge, and drive through Kieler, Dickeyville, and Platteville — Lake Joy is located 3.5 miles north of Belmont, on the right side of the highway when headed north. You will see a blue sign in a field telling you to turn right. Look for Burr Oak Road just past this blue sign. If you miss this turn, moments later you can turn right onto Bethel Grove Road. Follow the signs into the campground. 

Check-in begins at 5PM on Friday, August 25th and check-out is by 5PM on Sunday, August 27th. 
Visit for a few hours, come for one night, or stay the whole weekend! Everyone is welcome to come in & out when they are able!

Lake Joy is located on a 65-acre lake, which is open for swimming, fishing, and boating. 

The swimming area consists of two sandy beaches, with numerous inflatable water toys spread between them including a trampoline, teeter-totter, slide, and the ‘Saturn’. These are fun for climbing, rocking-around, and diving off of. Please play safely. There’s also a platform for sitting and sun-bathing. The swimming area’s maximum depth is 9-feet deep. Lifejackets are available for $3/day if you feel you need one.

You may bring your own boats to the campground, but gas outboard motors are not allowed (trolling motors only). Boats are also available for rent for $8/hour, including pedal boats, row boats, canoes, and kayaks. Boats are rented between 10AM and 5PM (boats must be returned by 6PM).

You do not need a Wisconsin fishing license to fish here, as this is a private lake. There’s large and smallmouth bass, catfish, walleye, crappie, bluegill, northern pike, and more. So bring your poles! Bait is for sale in the camp store. Worms only, no minnows allowed.

Alcohol consumption is allowed at any time, as this is a 21+ aged event. BYO. Please drink responsibly and remember to keep hydrated. Dispose of all cans/bottles in bins.

Do not bring any outside firewood to the campground, as this could transport-in pests and invasive species. Firewood is for sale at the camp store for $5/bundle.

Additionally, the camp store sells ice, fishing bait, ice cream, candy, water and soda, and assorted camping supplies & toiletries. It will be open 9AM-9PM on Friday and Saturday, 9AM-5PM on Sunday. 

The game arcade has: pool, air hockey, ping-pong, foosball, connect four, pinball, and more. Bring your quarters! Or there’s a change machine in the arcade that accepts $1s and $5s. The arcade is open 10AM to 11PM. 

Bring your own tents, tipis, hammocks, cots, sleeping pads & mats, air mattresses, etc. for sleeping in/on. Nothing of this sort will be provided. Come self-prepared. There is a Walmart located 10-minutes away in Platteville if you forget anything.

We will be in our own private circle in the woods, with multiple fire pits and picnic tables to share amongst the group. This will be directly near a porta-john, as well as within short walking distance to the full bathhouse which includes running-water toilets, free hot showers, and a coin-operated laundromat. The beach will be just a few minute walk away, and you can fish from the shore directly below our camping area. It's easy to walk around the grounds, but you may also bring bikes or golf carts. 

There will not be electricity or water at the site, but you can charge your electronics in the bathhouse or arcade, and there’s multiple potable water spigots on the grounds. This won’t be “roughing-it” per se, but do come prepared knowing that there will not be faucets or outlets in our immediate camping area — you must walk to find electricity or water.

Most important of all — come prepared to relax with old friends, meet new friends, enjoy the beautiful lake, and shoot the breeze around the campfire. This will be a fun and easygoing weekend, open and welcoming to all 21+!

Ask Luis Morteo or Cindy Lewis for further details.

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Big Gay CampOUT - 2017
Aug
25
to Aug 27

Big Gay CampOUT - 2017

She's Back! - Never fear, the Big Gay CampOUT is happening again this year! 

Location Change -L.V. CampGround - Due to construction at whitebreast park we've been moved to a new location.

Iowa Big Gay Camp OUT is a fun weekend for Queer folks to get together outside and enjoy each other’s company. This year the campout has moved to LV Campground. 

LV campground is a small 5 acre campground with a total of 25 hook-ups from electric & water to full service connections. In addition to tent camping sites there are also 4 Lil Cabins, 3 Big Cabins, and 3 campers to rent for those who do not have a camper or tent. Tree’s, lots of Tree’s for your shaded enjoyment, some over sixty feet tall. There is also a 16k gallon in-ground swimming pool & six seat hot tub to enjoy. 20 foot diagonal movie/video gaming screen to watch your movies, our movies, anyone’s movies. 

This is an 18+ event. Anyone 18 or older is welcome to join. Open to all genders all people anyone who enjoys the company of other queer people. 

Space is first come first serve, but all campers must register ahead of time directly through LV Campgrounds website. Rules and more details on the campground can be found at http://www.lvcampground.com/home.html

RSVP Information:

Please RSVP on the facebook event page and call to reserve your camp spot. Prices can be found on the L.V. Site: http://www.lvcampground.com/price-listing.html


Cabins and RV spaces are first come first served. There is plenty of room for everyone. 

For Reservations please call: 
L.V. Office: (563) 932-2117
L.V. Cell: (563) 920-8629
10:00 am to 10:00 pm 7 DAYS A week

http://lvcampground.com/home.html

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Trans Beach Party: 2017 South Side with Pride
Aug
12
10:00am10:00am

Trans Beach Party: 2017 South Side with Pride

Trans Beach Party 2017: 

PART 2

Get Your Pride! is a public, loving and affirming gathering for all trans people to gather and be our true selves, while reclaiming a space that has historically been hostile to trans bodies. We are holding this celebration in June this year in order to make space during LGBT Pride Month for trans and GNC bodies, and to actively combat the gentrification and CisGayYt-domination of traditional Spaces. 

We will bask in the power and love of Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and all of our Trancestors while we celebrate the beauty, diversity, love, and strength of our community together... on a beach!! Come get your pride!!

Location: Rainbow 🌈 Beach----look for the trans pride flags!!

Time: 10AM-5PM
******** 10AM-12PM are FAMILY HOURS for trans children and youth to come and participate in the beach party!! All are welcome the entire event, but please be aware that for the first two hours, we want to keep the environment friendly for children*******

What to bring: your coolers, chairs, beach wear & any trans pride flags or other visibility is welcome but not required! If you would like to contribute a donation toward refreshments please contact the Trans Liberation Collective; You can also just bring food, drink, or ice to contribute! 


PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING BEACH TIPS:

What the park district doesn't allow:
-The beaches do not allow alcohol*****
-The beaches do not allow smoking****
-The beaches do not permit amplified music. So, if you were planning on bringing your PA system, please leave it at home! Small bluetooth device speakers are okay.

What the beaches DO have: 
-There are gendered bathrooms and a **family restroom** please be mindful and use the buddy system when accessing restrooms (when possible). Please let folks know if you need support accesing bathrooms or exiting/entering the beach.

If you want to contribute, you can bring the following to share:
-water
-sunscreen
-extra blankets
-trans pride flags (you probably have at least 4 or 5 sitting around)
-any extra food or snacks that you would like to share!
-any other beach party time materials you would be willing to share


*There is a boardwalk for accessibility needs closest to the water near the Rainbow Beach.

Contact: transliberationcollective@gmail.com for more info!

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Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!
Aug
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Co-mmunity Dubuque Game Night!

Come visit at the Smokestack, for are all ages game night. Bring your favorite game or join in on a game of Scattergories, Cards,Explodin Kitens or one of the many other games provided.

Friends and family are welcome to join in on the fun, too! This venue is wheelchair accessible.

All soda and french fries are free to everyone 20 and under!

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Disability Pride Festival
Jul
29
12:00pm12:00pm

Disability Pride Festival

Madison's Fifth Annual Disability Pride Festival
12-5 PM, Tenney Park

A day Celebrating creativity and artistry of a diverse community Featuring on the ASL Interpreted Main stage: MC T. Banks, and Performing Artist Gaelynn Lea, Tani Diakite and the Afrofunkstars, and BLK Reign and the Band. 

The Festival Also features Karaoke by Band in the Box, Wellness talks, art exhibits, free accessible pontoon boat rides, adaptive
sports by MSCR and a Children's tent with activities from the Madison Children's Museum.

There will Also be a climbing Wall with instruction in adaptive climbing and over 50 exhibitors.

The festival is Sponsored by the WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Dane Arts with additional funds from te Evjue Foundation, charitable arm of the Capital Times, the Madison Arts Commision with Additional Funding from the Wisconsin Arts Council, MG&E, iCare, The Management Group, Mobility 101, the McBurney Disability Resource Center at UW Madison, Summit Credit Union, Freedom Inc, Family Voices, Willy Street Coop, Debra's Love Coop and other community Partners.

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NW IL GSA Volunteer Training
Jul
16
4:00pm 4:00pm

NW IL GSA Volunteer Training

Join us in building this awesome project!

During this training we will discuss the mission, history, and vision of the NW IL GSA, as well as basic education about the LGBTQ+ community with a youth-based focus. A range of volunteer opportunities will also be shared for attendees to learn about. 

Snacks will be provided. 

Our trainings are always free and open to anyone. However, If you are considering being a volunteer that has direct contact with youth, we will need to perform background checks on you. There is a cost of $10 to run these. 

We encourage folks to RSVP, however you can drop-in the day of as well. Contact us through the fb page or at NWILGSA@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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