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Celebrating Pride at Mala

Every month, and especially during Pride Month, we joyously embrace love, equality, and diversity! At Mala, our mission is to consistently promote happiness, inclusion, and solidarity because we firmly believe that love knows no limits! We take immense pride in being a sanctuary for the LGBTQIA+ community, and it fills us with immense joy to be recognized as one of over 30 LGBTQIA+ owned enterprises in Madison, as highlighted by Destination Madison! Explore their blog post below to discover more about other LGBTQ+ owned local businesses in the Madison region and check out some pride events Mala will be either hosting or supporting this month as well as other ways we work to support pride year round!

30+ LGBTQ+ Owned Businesses in Madison

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Allyship Fund

Year Round

Mala yoga is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, accessible, and inclusive space for all identities to share their love of yoga. We are committed to increasing diversity in the yoga community which is why we have created the Allyship fund. We hope that the allyship fund will help by sharing knowledge, resources, community, and a safe space for BIPOC, LGBTQ+, QTPOC, and differently abled communities.

If paying full price for our yoga classes or memberships is not financially feasible for you, please apply for the Allyship Fund Membership on our website!

Queer Psychedelic Group

June 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Pride Month PsyQueerDelic Group Who: Any gay, lesbian, bi, pan, trans, queer, two spirit, intersex, fluid, or nonbinary individuals who have had formative experiences on psychedelics, hallucinogens, plant medicines, or entheogens. What: A casual, informal safe space for LGBTQIA+ folx to share their or hear about other formative psychedelic experiences. The topics of discussion will be guided by the interests of those in attendance each week, but might include how psychedelics helped someone come out of the closet, how psychedelics helped with one’s gender identity or euphoria, exploring kinks and fetishes while tripping, how altered states of consciousness alter one’s concepts of masculinity and femininity, finding self-love through plant medicines; as well as general themes of love, romance, monogamy, polyamory, sex, masturbation, pleasure, erotica, BDSM, community, identity, expression, inclusion, diversity, exploration, sexual orientation, physical attraction, preferences, paraphilias, religion, morality, obscenity, the taboo, the government, patriarchy, and more. When: From 7PM to 9PM all four Wednesdays in June. Come to just one meeting or come to them all! Drop-in! No RSVP required! Where: Mala Yoga Center, 103 Owen Road, in Monona Cost: Free, but donations will be gratefully accepted and split between supporting future Madison Psychedelic Society events, and providing to the Mala Allyship Fund, which offers yoga class scholarships to LGBTQ, BIPOC, and disabled people. Accommodations: If you are disabled or immunocompromised and would prefer to participate by a phone call or Zoom video, please let us know. We will try to make accommodations to assist everyone interested in participating.

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Base Camp East Fundraiser

June 22nd

Join us at Basecamp East along with other Queer Owned Businesses for a Pride Ride raising money for Fair Wisconsin

McFarland Pride in the Park

June 23rd

Join us at William McFarland park as Kat teaches donation based yoga beginning at 9:00am! Following an hour of yoga, you can expect to find food and drink vendors scattered between tents and various activities beginning at 10:00am. Fabulous kings and queens will be performing alongside a DJ spinning away in the area and volunteers will be walking around wearing berry-colored pride shirts happy and open to answer any and all questions.

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