Coming Out, Moving Forward, the second volume in R. Richard Wagner’s groundbreaking work on gay history in Wisconsin, outlines the challenges that LGBT Wisconsinites faced in their efforts to right past oppressions and secure equality in the post-Stonewall period between 1969 and 2000. More details, below.
Relish the real-life, epic journey of intrepid Wisconsin voyageur, Clara Pagel, who ventured into the world just prior to the start of World War II, chronicling her travels and the state of the world—from bombings and earthquakes to Mussolini and Gandhi—in more than 100 letters to YWCA members back home.
Written by long-time Milwaukee resident, Julie Tarney, My Son Wears Heels tells the story of one mother's experience raising her child in an era without guides, parenting-tips, or even the internet. Tarney was awarded the inaugural BeOUT Award for LGBTQ Visibility by Milwaukee Pride for her book.
Wisconsin is known as the home of the Progressive party. But, in the words of a suffragist in 1912, "The last thing a man becomes progressive about is the activities of his wife." Learn more about women's rights to vote and the Wisconsin women who made it possible.