Idyllic upbringing I was born on an Air Force base in Washington State and returned to Madison when I was a baby. I think I was around five when I started telling everyone I was going to be a singer. You would only have to know me for seven minutes... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
When Our Lives approached me and asked if I wanted to contribute something to the publication, I jumped at the chance. But when I sat down to answer the prompt, “How has coming out or being a member of the LGBTQ community impacted your athletic life?” I had difficulty coming... More »
Being gay does affect your health – but not because of the bogus reasons often cited by the prejudiced. The American medical system is simply set up in such a way that stigma and bias still pervade, leading many LGBTQI citizens to receive inadequate care. There are people working to... More »
In just one year since we introduced our collaborative list with Fair Wisconsin, our number of out and allied couples on it have nearly doubled! This year 495 Wisconsin couples answered the call of Our Lives and Fair Wisconsin to stand up for love and fairness. Together we are sending... More »
Looking to rebalance your portfolio? How do you contribute to something you feel passionate about? Jaime Zimmerman offers an attractive option. We all have our favorite charities and non-profit organizations that we support and want to see succeed. Whether we give them money, our time or some of both, they... More »
How local activist and fundraiser Jenny Pressman has spent her life pushing for positive, equitable, social change from behind the scenes.Black Arts Matter
The new Black Arts Matter Festival highlights creative works from Black and QPOC artistsMadison’s Next Mayor?
Former alder Satya Rhodes-Conway is running to change the face, and the overall approach, of the capitol city’s mayor’s officePlan B to close and reopen in March as Prism Dance Club
As Plan B becomes Prism Dance Club, new management looks beyond a simple re-branding of the east side night spot and toward a more inclusive and diverse mission statement.