Wren Logan

Updated: On Wednesday, the state Group Insurance Board voted to end a blanket ban on providing coverage for gender-affirming health care for transgender state employees. more



Neal Izumi

“Imperfect Gentlemen,” a one-man show by Ben Moffat and Bradley Wayne Smith, explores a family’s experience after a father decides to transition to female. The show plays twice at Trinity United Methodist Church. more



John Riggs

“The 602 Club in the Sixties” captures rare images of a hangout for artists, intellectuals, draft dodgers and protesters. Photographer John Riggs also captured rare photos of gay men out in public from the pre-Stonewall era. more

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Michael Sullivan

Eight months ago, a group of LGBTQ creatives came together and created a collaborative art and event space on the city’s east side. Now the members are dispersing, but a new generation hopes to keep the spirit of the space alive. more


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Patrick Farabaugh

Our Lives Magazine was the target of vandalism. “There are still people out there who pull this kind of shit,” says editor Emily Mills. more

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Ava Rodriguez

An overheard conversation and a serendipitous meeting brought together two longtime members of Madison’s music scene for a new project aimed at spreading queer joy and breaking gender binaries. more

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Phil Stopher

Madtown Scrumdown is the first major tournament hosted by the Madison Minotaurs. The city’s International Gay Rugby team coudn’t travel to the coast, so they created their own. more


Wauwatosa author Brice D. Smith’s own transition from female to male was spurred by a longtime research project about trans pioneer Lou Sullivan. His biography of Sullivan was released recently by Transgress Press. more


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Beau Meyer

University Theater’s production of “The Laramie Project” features a strong cast and kinetic staging. But the script from Tectonic Theater Project makes a misstep by demonizing the press and casting the theater artists as heroes. more




The TransLiberation Art Coalition, which started two years ago, creates space for transgender artists. more



Jenny Peek

Bianca Lynn Breeze draws the crowds to The Wise’s Drag Queen Bingo. more



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


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


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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

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


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

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



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

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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

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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

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