Health, Athletics, and Physical Culture—that is the title of a rare manuscript notebook assembled by Julius Beecham Vogel in Madison during the 1920s. Vogel, who lived on the 700 block of Jennifer Street, was an aficionado of the male form and its presentation. His notebook contains documents, booklets, and photos... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
Amber Ault leads you to the water and ways to beat the summer heat. We’ve all heard about Madison’s status as an extraordinary cycling venue—our town hosts Ironman Wisconsin, seriously ranks as a potential site for Olympic cycling, serves as home base for a host of charity rides and recreational... More »
Have you ever felt you are exactly where you are supposed to be at a given moment in time? That could describe my life now. I am in the right place at the right time and so very fortunate to be here. That was certainly not the case when I... More »
Embracing her sexual identity later in life, an Anonymous Reader shares the discovery that helped her feel love. I was 30 when I made my first independent decision on homosexuality. I had been raised in a small Christian community, where my father was the leading minister. He was, in my... More »
Sara Colopy‘s coming out revealed that it’s not how we got here that matters—It’s the love we find along the way from our family, friends—and ourselves. Am I gay? Am I bisexual? Or am I straight and just really confused? These questions consumed my every thought just a little over... More »
Longtime community activist Kathy Flores reflects on pursuing her calling while navigating the slings and arrows that come with being a public face in the fight for equality.Love, Life, Literature
UW Press Executive Editor Raphael Kadushin reflects on a life of good fortune and world travel, from his first generation immigrant roots in New York to finding the love of his life and “settling” in Madison—and the work yet to be done.