The best fathers I know are Black women. So when I got the call that my sister and her lady were having a baby, I was knee-jerkingly compelled to amplify their shared love, ambition, and passion with the world. As a society, we have largely neglected young women of color.... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
Parenting isn’t easy. The old joke about not getting a manual with each kid still holds true, even in our hyper-technological 21st century world. Every child is unique. Everyone comes with their own specific needs. As a parent, though, what do you do when your kid’s needs have traditionally been... More »
When a new facilitator entered the room on the third day of a social justice workshop I was participating in, the tension was palpable. We had been discussing the relationship between various forms of oppression, particularly racism and heterosexism, and several people in the room seemed shut off and angry.... More »
How do Madison companies fair on equality? Marty Fox surveys the local corporate climate and lays a foundation for building a bridge between area employers and LGBT workers. In this, the very first Our Lives Corporate Diversity Initiative Report we are looking at an overview of the current corporate landscape... More »
I often think that our founding fathers were a whole lot smarter than those who govern us now. The United States Constitution includes the following language, which was added as part of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1868: “No State shall . . . deny to any person... More »
Milwaukee’s Lex Allen charts a course through struggle, loss, finding his familia, and musical vulnerability and versatility.