“We cannot count on intervention by teachers to protect or shield the children,” said Sunshine Jones at the United’s annual banquet in 1994. Jones was a founding member of the Madison Lesbian Parents Network and worked with Gays and Lesbians for Diversity in Education (GLADE). She and her partner Jo... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
Festival producer Jane Weldon chronicles how Madison became the home to this 35-year mission. May 8, 1974 | First National Women’s Music Festival in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois May 20 - June 2 “This festival, long overdue in our country, has many purposes. First, it would examine and discuss problems of women... More »
You were an early supporter of domestic partner benefits for same-sex couples in Dane County. How did you get that implemented? In 1999 I sat down with the unions and put domestic partner benefits on the bargaining table, because I thought it was not fair that one union member had... More »
We met in February 2007. In autumn 2009 we decided to get married, and on July 24, 2010, we celebrated our marriage. Specifically, we said our vows near a pond and celebrated under a huge tent at the bottom of a lush valley hidden behind the bends of narrow country... More »
The Capitol Square Jim Chiolino, Attorney, Quarles & Brady LLP I’ve been referred to as “master of the obvious” for my tendency to voice clichés. Even so, I’d be missing the boat if I didn’t name our beautiful Capitol Square as my favorite place. I especially love it on Saturdays... More »
Intimate Partner Violence is an often ignored but, still serious issue, within the LGBTQ community in particular. Kathy Flores of Diverse & Resilient interviews a survivor who is part of efforts to educate, support, and create better resources for those impacted by IPV.