get asked how exactly I came to do trans advocacy and activism as a non-trans person. Aside from the obvious (my wife is trans), there is no avoiding the fact that trans people are my people. I used to flinch a little when someone assumed I was trans because of... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
My passion for fitness and nutrition comes from my childhood in Bucharest, Romania, where I was born and raised. Life was harsh under the communist regime, and I realized that I had to be a survivor; that came in the form of athleticism, which was instrumental in shaping my identity... More »
In 1996 my family came to the United States as a result of the Vietnam/Secret War, in search of a better life for us. We came straight from the refugee camps into this industrialized nation. I had never seen people of different skin color, nor did I know what music... More »
Soldier’s Wife’s Story I look at our relationship and know that it is nothing special, compared to everyone else who believes that they have found that special someone to spend the rest of their life with. Fortunately for me, I really have found her. Hardly a day goes by when... More »
Butterflies fascinate him. The way their wings look under ultraviolet light, their diversity, the fact that they are pollinators, their extraordinary and unique power of metamorphosis. Those, he tells me, are only a few of the reasons why his nature photography is dominated with their images. Butterflies have been around... 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.