In October, Diverse & Resilient will open its first Appleton office which will house our Northeast Wisconsin Room to Be Safe Anti-Violence Program. 

We invite the media and community to join us on Friday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m. at 408 ½ West Wisconsin Avenue in Appleton for a press conference to see our new office space, learn about our new programming in Northeast Wisconsin and hear about the increased violence against LGBTQ people including the increase in LGBTQ intimate partner homicides in Wisconsin in the past year. We also join the City of Appleton and local activists in participating in the #OutInAppleton events. Park in the back-parking lot and come in through parking lot door.

October is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month and October 11 is National Coming Out Day. 

In addition to the press conference, other Diverse & Resilient Events in October:

  • Also, on Friday, October 11 from 6-9 p.m., we ask friends to join us at Rascals, Appleton’s longest running LGBTQ tavern, to celebrate National Coming Out Day! Cash bar, but D&R will provide cookies and cakes to celebrate! #OutInAppleton

  • On Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. – A concert with “They Won’t Win” at the Refuge at 1000 Ballard Road in Appleton in honor of Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month. Tickets are free, but please RSVP by calling 414-856-LGBT. This event is sponsored by Diverse & Resilient, The Refuge Arts, and Rainbow Over Wisconsin. Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs, Reach Counseling, Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services and the Sexual Assault Crisis Center, our four anti-violence partners, will be there with information booths. Link to FB event page can be found clicking HERE or to reserve your free tickets, click HERE  

  • Monday, October 28 – New Office open House from 4-6 p.m. at our new office at 408 ½ West Wisconsin in Appleton.

Diverse & Resilient has provided LGBTQ programming in Wisconsin since 1995 and opened its first office space in Milwaukee 2002. Diverse & Resilient has provided a number of programs over the years including trainings, technical assistance for program, sexual health programming, youth leadership, HIV and STI testing and treatment and a statewide anti-violence program that began in 2016.

Diverse and Resilient’s mission is to achieve health equity and improve the safety and well-being of LGBTQ people and communities in Wisconsin. At Diverse & Resilient, we see a future in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in Wisconsin thrive, living healthy, satisfying lives in safe, supportive communities. Our name serves as reminder that LGBTQ people are everywhere, engage in interesting and meaningful lives, and contribute to the welfare of each other and the broader community.