Gary Tipler

An effort is underway to landmark a house connected to a historic piece of legislation. Former lawmaker David Clarenbach lived there while pushing through the Wisconsin Legislature what would become the nation’s first gay rights bill. more

Dec 13, 2017 10:57 AM News

Local comedian Dina Nina Martinez is building on the success of last year’s Lady Laughs Comedy Festival, bringing the event back Nov. 2-5 with more than triple the acts. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:10 PM Comedy

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Thomas Yonash

Ace Hillard never quite fit in at UW-Madison. But joining a sorority changed all that. A transgender man, Hillard says his closest support system on campus has always come from his sorority sisters. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories 2 Comments

With scant support from Republicans, Wisconsin Democrats push a slate of bills expanding LGBT rights. more

Jul 6, 2017 5:00 AM News

One campaign promise Donald Trump doesn’t seem interested in keeping: protecting the rights of transgender people. more

Mar 6, 2017 2:29 PM Democracy in Crisis

President Donald Trump has said he’s “fine” with same-sex marriage. But local LGBT couples aren’t taking any chances. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM News


David Michael Miller

On Monday morning, the day after the deadly mass shooting left 49 dead, all of the victims had been identified except for one. My mind quickly took me to a place two decades and a lot of self-work away. I became the unidentified victim. more

Jun 14, 2016 3:30 PM Madland 1 Comments


Carolyn Fath

Dan Savage was in Madison when news broke about the mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub. He recorded this response at Isthmus on Monday. more

Jun 14, 2016 1:22 PM Opinion 1 Comments


Dan Myers

Queer Shorts 2.0: The Reboot is a terrific night of theater, packed with hilarious comedy and poignant insights into LGBT life. It runs at the Bartell Theatre until June 18. more

Jun 12, 2016 2:00 PM Stage 1 Comments

A new book, “Fair Play: How LGBT Athletes Are Claiming Their Rightful Place in Sports,” explores the integration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender athletes into the world of mainstream sports. more

Jun 2, 2016 5:00 AM Sports


Lauren Justice

In this week’s Isthmus on WORT, Jenny Peek talks about local efforts to help homeless teens. more

Mar 15, 2016 4:07 PM News


James Heimer

Homelessness is on the rise, both in Dane County and around the country. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth are especially vulnerable. But a new shelter run by Briarpatch now gives them a place to turn. more

Mar 10, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories

​Minorities and LGBT individuals are at a high risk for emotional trauma, but too often mental health care professionals ignore culture and identity in treating these patients. more

Jan 21, 2016 5:00 AM News

In defying the attempted censorship of I am Jazz, a book about acceptance of transgender youth, Mount Horeb showed itself to be a loving, caring community. more

Dec 4, 2015 5:00 AM Madland 2 Comments

Taking the concept of “separate but equal” restrooms to its (il)logical conclusion. more

Oct 15, 2015 9:00 AM , Cartoons

Transgender bathroom bill has nothing to do with legislators trying to solve a real problem. It’s just another salvo in the culture wars. more

Oct 14, 2015 11:30 AM Citizen Dave

Bathroom follies: What’s so bad about a bill that would divide kids by biological sex? more

Oct 12, 2015 3:45 PM Tell All


Dan Myers

StageQ’s season opener, “The Boys in the Band,” is so poignant and funny, you’ll want to stay around for the after-party. more

Oct 4, 2015 11:50 AM Stage

Crowdfunding is the key, as Wisconsin's LGBTQ community has stepped up to save one of a handful of gay clubs in Madison. Now, the club is less than $10,000 away from being able to stay open, says owner Dave Eick. more

Apr 23, 2015 5:35 AM A & E