Take a stroll through time to discover some of the hidden history of Madison’s LGBT community. Dick Wagner gives you a guided tour.
Interest group: Allies
Restaurant owner Robert von Rutenberg looks back on his return to Madison and the family business.
Jeanne Marshall chronicles how her feminism informed her decision to get involved with AIDS activism.
Photographer and performance artist Angela Richardson invites us into her world of self-expression and discovery.
Rosemary Doyle, School Counselor at Northwood School in Washburn County, knows what it takes to make a difference in the day-to-day lives of LGBT youth.
As Falk candidly shares with her friend Linda S. Balisle, we have an opportunity to see how this Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate’s personal and political life shaped her vision of a “tough but fair” government.
For PFLAG’s Karen Baker, OutReach Community Center’s 2012 Ally of the Year, the answer was easy.
State Rep. Lloyd Barbee broke lines of color and sexual identity as a tireless champion of equal rights for all citizens.
The Cider Farm revives a tradition that provides the perfect sip for winters in Wisconsin.
For Casey Garhart, the path to becoming a staunch ally for LGBTQ rights meant finding connection in an unusual place—her ex-husband’s new partner.
The TransParent support group helps parents of trans* children navigate uncharted waters.
Fair Wisconsin Executive Director Katie Belanger explains how the recent Supreme Court decisions affect same-sex marriage here, and what the next steps are in the fight for full equality.
Fair Wisconsin Executive Director Katie Belanger gives a rundown of important spring elections and endorsements, and explains why local matters.
Our third collaborative list with Fair Wisconsin.
Fair Wisconsin Executive Director Katie Belanger provides post-election analysis and a message for our state’s elected officials.
Two straight actors take on iconic gay roles in Middleton Players Theatre’s Rent and A Chorus Line.
After talking with the Madison chapter President Kay Heggestad, the value of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays becomes as real as the love a mother has for her son
UW Allies Program co-president Amanda Hunter opens up about the friend that helped her find the courage to step out and stand up for herself.
Hookah dips Madison cuisine into the Mediterranean
At 19 years old, Bob Bowers became one of the first cases of HIV documented. Now, at 45, he looks back at whom he’s become after living longer with the disease than without.
New Executive Director Karen Dotson offers a comprehensive look at the emerging needs in HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and how the AIDS Network is responding to that demand.
As the reality of creating our own families increases, so do the paths we take to get there. The Law Center for Children and Families reports on a variety of options and success stories.
After already establishing a career in footwear, Bernie Fatla found a niche when an idea lead him to create Le Dame Footwear.
With winter soon a memory and spring in bloom, the Betty Lou Cruises can again offer the best way to dine and experience the Madison skyline.
Festival producer Jane Weldon chronicles how Madison became the home to this 35-year mission.
Wisconsin AIDS Ride Coordinator Angela DuPont reflects upon her involvement with the ACT Rides and what she’ll take with her as she says goodbye.
Dawn Siebert and Ben Monty share how Madison came to host the 2009 ASANA Softball World Series.
Lombardino’s Italian Restaurant & Bar stays up with the times in its kitchen and its causes.
Meet Katie Belanger. As Fair Wisconsin’s new Executive Director, she’s using her experience and resolve to fight the good fight.
What a fun way to promote this awesome show, walking around the Capitol Square during a Farmers’ Market in full drag. And that’s exactly what we did—coffee in one hand, show fliers in the other.
Some local companies have established employee resource groups or employee networks that provide a format for supporting LGBT workers and their allies.
Rev. Everett Mitchell talks about the whys and hows of his work to support the LGBTQ community within his own congregation, the challenges and misconceptions faced there, and why the work is an important part of the greater struggle for social justice in the African American community.
Our Lives turns 10 years old this July, and this issue marks the start of our year-long retrospective. We take a look back at some of the people, stories, and changes that have marked the past decade of the LGBTQ community here in Madison, the state, and beyond.
Historian Dick Wagner looks at the early history of HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin and some of the people who sounded the early alarm about its deadly reach
Tavernakaya has become a restaurant and a nightclub dedicated to radical hospitality and inclusivity, using tasty food, diverse entertainment options, and an “ask first” policy of consent to
Meet the independent group of attorneys behind Trans Law Help Wisconsin, and how they’re helping transgender and non-binary people navigate the rapids of a complex legal system.
When one Wisconsin parent learned his child was born intersex, it set him and his entire family on a crash course with medical professionals, and toward an even greater fight for acceptance and support.
In the second installment of our new advice column aimed at answering questions to help white LGBTQ people become more knowledgeable comrades to queer and trans people of color, Dr. Sami Schalk tackles cultural appropriation in language.
In this installment of the Dear Queer White People advice column, Dr. Sami Schalk looks at how white folks take up space in social settings, and QTPOC-specific spaces in particular.