Wisconsin Pride Resources


Kalvaitis Jenny and Kristen Whitson. 2021. We Will Always Be Here : A Guide to Exploring and Understanding the History of LGBTQ+ Activism in Wisconsin. Madison WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Wagner R. Richard. 2020. Coming Out Moving Forward : Wisconsin’s Recent Gay History. Madison WI: Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Wagner R. Richard. 2019. We’ve Been Here All along : Wisconsin’s Early Gay History. Madison Wisconsin: Wisconsin Historical Society Press.


PFLAG Essentials
PFLAG ​is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them. Their “Essentials” guide, among other things, helps loved ones and allies of LGBTQ+ people learn to use important, inclusive language and vocabulary, and intersectional strategies of support.

PBS LearningMedia LGBTQ+ Materials
A comprehensive set of materials from PBS LearningMedia for educators and caregivers to teach and learn about the history and present of LGBTQ+ people, and to foster safe supportive spaces for LGBTQ+ learners.


Diverse & Resilient
Milwaukee based Diverse & Resilient envisions a future in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in Wisconsin thrive, living healthy, satisfying lives in safe, supportive communities.

GSAFE creates just schools for LGBTQ+ youth in Wisconsin by developing the leadership of LGBTQ+ youth, supporting Gay-Straight Alliances, training educators, advancing educational justice, and deepening racial, gender, trans, and social justice.

Travel Wisconsin Pride Event Listing 2023
Travel Wisconsin maintains a list of statewide events welcoming you to join LGBTQ+ and ally communities across the state during June’s Pride month and beyond!

University of Wisconsin-Madison Public History Project 
The University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Public History Project is a multi-year effort to uncover and give voice to those who experienced, challenged and overcame prejudice on campus. Among important landmark events in Wisconsin LGBTQ+ history, Public History Project staff have written comprehensive, archival and research-based articles on protesting military homophobia at UW-Madison and the 1962 UW-Madison “Gay Purge.”


Wisconsin State Historical Society (WHS)
The state archive and manuscript repository and groundbreaking partner in the production of PBS Wisconsin’s Wisconsin Pride, its ongoing commitment to LGBTQ+ history is significant across its archives, outreach activities and publishing arm, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Madison LGBTQ Archive at UW-Madison
Part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Archives, formed beginning in 2007 from a desire to create a stable, permanent home for Madison’s and Dane County’s LGBTQ+ past.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Golda Meier Library LGBTQ+ Archive and Special Collections
Explore this UW-M based, publicly accessible home for primary source material documenting the lives of the Milwaukee queer communities.

Wisconsin LGBT History Project
A remarkable example of a grassroots, community-based LGBTQ+ archive that preserves Milwaukee’s collective queer past/

Queer Zine Archive Project
Based in Milwaukee and launched in November 2003. QZAP’s published mission is “to establish a ‘living history’ archive of past and present queer zines and to encourage current and emerging zine publishers to continue to create.”


University of Wisconsin System LGBTQ+ Resources
UW-System lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer (LGBTQ+) resources serves to provide resources for and act as a liaison to campus centers and the staff and faculty that serve LGBTQ+ students at UW System universities and colleges. Access this comprehensive directory of campus-based and other LGBTQ+ resources.

Wisconsin Department of Children and Families LGBTQIA2S+ Resource Hub
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) plays an integral role in ensuring the well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, and other identified LGBTQ+ youth in the state of Wisconsin, particularly those who are involved in or at risk of involvement in the child welfare system via child protective services and youth justice.