It seems we don’t go a week without another court victory in the fight for marriage equality. We have won marriage cases around the country an unprecedented 38 times since June 2013 (we lost one—in Tennessee state court). And yet despite those victories, marriage equality is still a reality in... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
After Cal Schroeder’s mother came out, all she had to do was find the courage to do it for herself. When I came out at 18, most of my close friends and family were completely supportive and utterly unfazed: they had just been waiting for me to actually tell them... More »
Editor’s Note: The following narrative was written by all three members of a Madison family that has seen many challenges and changes. They are glad to have the opportunity to share their story with Our Lives readers in the hopes that people within the LGBTQ community and beyond can benefit... More »
Jen Hitomi Bond is a one-woman, do-it-herself show. Don’t expect a receptionist to take your call or answer the door. Bond does it all. Jen Hitomi Bond tells it like it is. She says, “I want to break the myth that law or lawyers are scary.” Bond is definitely not... More »
Breeds: 1. Wheezer: Australian cattle dog, 9yo 2. Brady: Australian cattle dog, 7yo 3. Foofa: Rat terrier/papillon/chihuahua mix, 3yo 4. Ulla: Doberman/German shepherd mix, 8yo 5. Zero: white domestic shorthair (DSH), 9yo 6. Squid: orange tabby American curl cat, 7yo 7. Bernadette: calico DSH, 8yo 8. Elliot: brown tabby DSH,... 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.