When I become co-director of GSAFE two years ago, I was immediately thrilled and terrified. A large part of my passion about working for GSAFE was particularly to bring my racial-justice leadership skills to an organization. Some board members and staff were motivated to help GSAFE transform from what began... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
Hamburger Mary’s is a burger joint with a one-of-a-kind menu and entertainment. Known for her open-minded atmosphere and eclectic drag shows, Mary’s has become a staple of the LGBT community since her establishment in San Francisco in 1972 and now with 12 locations across the country. Milwaukee proudly boasts its... More »
The Share the Care program is helpful when someone, especially an LGBTQ senior, needs help with daily household chores or errand running, needs someone to accompany him or her to doctor or physical therapy appointments, is recovering from a hospitalization following a surgery or cancer treatments, or is weakened from... More »
UW Allies Program co-president Amanda Hunter opens up about the friend that helped her find the courage to step out and stand up for herself. I’ve always felt fundamentally different. Looking back, there were signs. In sixth grade, my friends would rank the cutest guys in class, debating if Mike’s... More »
Missing Monona’s North Shore There is a magic in temporary places Even when you don’t know yet A place will soon no longer Exist as it is, going there Is charged with intensity. I was drawn to that shore Over and over to stare at a View that people have... More »
A trip to their birthplace in Hawaii helped Marcelle Richards find a more whole self, and to at last feel at home in their surroundingsStoryteller
Isthmus editor Judith Davidoff takes the not-so-straight-and-narrow path to journalism.Conscious Caffeination
It’s all in the family, as Vivienne Andersen profiles the new Café Social and its owners Omar Lopez and Doug Swenson, who strive to bring Madison a truly sublime
cup of joe.
Historian Dick Wagner looks at the early history of HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin and some of the people who sounded the early alarm about its deadly reachFrom Dream to Reality
Marge Anderson tracks her upbringing during the heyday of Wisconsin’s manufacturing industry to her current work in sustainability, and how she sees hope for a better world even amid life’s many ups and downs.Legacy House
Renee L. Herber & Tamara B. Packard on preserving the history of their east side home and renovating with community support and outreach in mind.A Different American Dream
Rodney Lucas, aka F. Stokes, talks about his new documentary Ain’t No Babies in the City and why he felt compelled to tell the story of his sister and her partner’s decision to start a family in the face of massive societal prejudice.Universal Dance
Madison’s first queer tango community aims to bring a timeless tradition to new heights and a more supportive space.Ride for Life
Simone Justice found her life’s drive in cycling and is determined to see the sport better reflect and reach out to minority communities.