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Dick Wagner was born in in Dayton, Ohio into a traditional German Catholic family his great grandparents ran a successful beer brewery. Dick attended the University of Dayton, where he served on the student council and organized civil rights demonstrations, then headed to the University of Wisconsin Madison for his MA and PhD in American history. While researching his dissertation in the library, he stumbled across books on homosexuality.
Despite facing ongoing prejudice, Wisconsin's queer community enjoys rights that were not extended to previous generations, including protections against workplace discrimination and the equal right to marriage. On a political level, gay and lesbian officeholders represent Wisconsinites in local, state and federal elected positions. But inclusion of LGBTQ Wisconsinites into the state's cultural, educational and political institutions is a relatively new development.
Standing among the celebrants at the Shamrock Bar Monday night, Katie Belanger had a sobering thought. Earlier that day news broke that the U. Supreme Court had declined to take up seven same-sex marriage cases. As a result, the appellate decisions that struck down marriage bans in five states were upheld, and gay couples can now legally wed in Wisconsin, Indiana, Oklahoma, Virginia and Utah.
Safe Schools, Safe Communities will feature a variety of speakers and workshops facilitated by local and regional experts. Our target audience includes adults who work with youth and their families as well as youth delegates from middle school and high school-age groups or clubs in schools or in the community. School and community-based youth groups and clubs are invited to designate and register up to two youth delegates to attend SSSC
Updated: September 8, pm. Tony Evers ordered the rainbow flag be raised above the Capitol for the first time in state history. Democratic Gov.
Edgewood College will be an inclusive model of learning, teaching, and scholarship. Our students, alumni, faculty, and staff will be recognized for their pursuit of purposeful lives, vibrant and sustainable communities, and a just world. In the spring ofStudent Senate issued a 9-point commitment letter to the Edgewood College administration to make a public commitment to addressing some of the issues that students face daily at Edgewood College. This report reflects on the progress made in the past 12 months toward addressing the topics outlined in the Student Senate Commitment Letter.
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This exhibit draws from recent donations to the Madison LGBTQ Archive to provide a glimpse into some of the ways queer people have created and found community in Madison, to offer a taste of what we have collected, and to encourage you to reflect on your own place in this history. You Are Here is more than a statement. We encourage you to look for connections between the history laid out in this exhibit and your own life. We hope you see familiar faces looking back at you, either people you have known or communities where you can imagine yourself belonging.