Last summer a man came to the UW School of Veterinary Medicine’s teaching hospital for help with his dog’s ear infection. He had no money and unfortunately was turned away from our door. This sounds harsh but is hardly unique to this hospital. We can do amazing things with veterinary... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
Java Cat 3918 Monona Drive Madison High atop rich red raspberry gelato sits a ganache filled chocolate Buddha. Java Cat café offers what seems to be an unending array of in house made gelato flavors ($6.00 a pint). Pair it up with the Gail Ambrose chocolates (ranging from $1.75-2.25 each)... More »
In her fever dream record of her time covering the brutal Salvadoran Civil War in the 1980s, author Joan Didion noted that Salvadorans referenced numbers as ideas. She wrote, “...this is not a culture in which a high value is placed on the definite.” In what feels like a defiant... More »
In one of my several journeys to Northern Ireland with students from Madison College, we attended a presentation by Billy Dixon, an image consultant for the British Broadcast Corporation (BBC). He recounted stories of how to portray confidence, even when your knees are shaking. One of his leadership lessons is... More »
Personal Shopper Bonnie Raimy on dressing DJ: Dennis “DJ” Johnson Senior Vice President & Senior District Manager— Associated Bank, N.A. Years in the Industry: 19 Years in Madison: 20 Best professional advice you’ve ever received? Pay yourself first. What community organizations are you involved with? • Gay Straight Alliance for... More »
Jessica and Erika Jones of Giant Jones Brewing recount the history of their relationship and business partnership, and why the trials and tribulations along the way have all been well worth getting to where they are now—and where they’ll go next.Pushing ’Booch
Started from the ground up, Vanessa Tortolano and Alla Shapiro’s kombucha culture is spreading good taste and happy bellies.Queer Third Spaces
Get to know some of the LGBTQ-owned and/or operated food, drink, and dining businesses in the Madison area.Do You French?
Historian Dick Wagner looks back at the strong, and somewhat surprising, gay and lesbian roots of UW-Madison’s French Department.“I’m Not Going Back”
Lack of LGBTQ education especially deters trans patients from seeking healthcare; advocates prescribe continuous education.Dear Queer White People: Combating Microaggressions
What are microaggressions, anyway, and why are they harmful especially to people with intersecting minority identities? Guest writer Sarah Stouffer-Lerch offers insight and tips.Letting in the Light
The old Sons of Norway building on the city’s near east side finds new life as The Winnebago, a cafe and venue space infused with an ethos of inclusion.Committed to the Long Haul
When he’s not helping manage the Chocolaterian Café, college junior Sean O’Brien is busy fighting for progressive policies and learning the political ropes.A-Typical Drag
Gretta and Garnet Grimm-Deville have created a wildly inclusive, expansive, and downright delightfully weird performance with their monthly “Hysteria” drag shows.Taste Beyond Boundaries
Katie Miller‘s new The Good Table shared meal series aims to provide a place for LGBTQ+ people of all ages to gather together and make connections over good food.Like A Hammer
MMoCA brings a new, traveling exhibit by queer indigenous artist Jeffrey Gibson to their galleries as part of an effort to create spaces of empowerment.Rolling With the Punches
Local artist and activist Wendi Kent found support to cope with relationship trauma through the fast-wheeling world of roller derby.Growing Pains
A recent vote by the United Methodist Church to bar gay clergy and same-sex weddings stunned many of the denomination’s more liberal adherents. The way forward may change the face of the church forever.The Gay Agenda
LGBTQ+ candidates in Madison notched several important wins in the spring elections.The River Runs Deep
Charles McLimans, staff, and a legion of volunteers are helping The River Food Pantry expand its efforts to offer resources and a community of respect for Dane County residents facing food insecurityWhat’s Up With Madison Pride?
Controversy, logistical hurdles, strained resources, and miscommunication all combined to spell the end of OutReach’s Pride Parade in 2019.