Interest group: LGBTQ history

Gary Tipler and Scott Seyforth chronicle the life and historical legacy left by David Runyon, tireless recorder and advocate of the LGBTQ community.

Madison area native Todd Larson went from the Peace Corps to the United Nations to the Obama Administration, helping pioneer the fight for LGBTQI rights within some of the world’s most complex bureaucracies.

Organizing early LGBTQ rights groups meant facing down institutionalized homophobia, as well as anti-democratic ideas about freedom of speech and association. Historian Dick Wagner shares some of those pioneering efforts to establish non-profits of our own.