MADISON – OutReach, Madison and South Central Wisconsin’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Community Center, is seeking nominations of individuals, organizations and businesses that have made outstanding contributions to Madison and South Central Wisconsin’s LGBT community in the past year.

Awards will be presented at OutReach’s 26th Annual Community Awards Banquet, to be held Friday, October 16th, at the Monona Terrace Convention Center.

A committee of community members reviews nominations and selects award recipients. Past award winners, OutReach staff, board members, and their family members are not eligible to receive awards.

Award categories are OutReach LGBTQ Advocate of the Year, OutReach Business or Organization of the Year, OutReach Ally of the Year (non-LGBT individuals or groups that support the LGBT community. The Courage Award may not be presented every year but are categories available for nomination.

Nomination forms are available at OutReach (2701 International Lane, Suite 101, 255-8582) or on-line at our web-site by clicking this link.  Nominations must be received before July 1, 2018.

The OutReach LGBT Community Center has served Madison & Dane County’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities since 1973, providing peer-counseling, advocacy, education, and information/referral services. We also offer a lending library, free publications, a community meeting space, and other services.

For more information contact Angie Rehling, Program Director, at OutReach, (608) 255-8582 or e-mail: