Since its inception, the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center has always sought to provide a home for the birth, nurturance and celebration of LGBT organizations and groups. And still today, the Center strives to further develop our vibrant community through thoughtful leadership, community building and strong partnerships. Some of its most solid partnerships are with the LGBT organizations that are also tenants of the Center.
ACLU OF WISCONSIN • 414.272.4032 • Email
Since 1920, the ACLU has been the nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. The ACLU is best known for litigation efforts as the country’s largest public interest law organization; many of the ACLU’s ground-breaking cases have changed lives and made history.
AIDS RESOURCE CENTER OF WISCONSIN • 800.359.9272
The AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin is home to the ARCW Medical Center – Wisconsin’s largest and fastest growing HIV health care system. Through its integrated medical, dental and mental health clinics along with its pharmacy and dedicated social services that include food pantries, a legal program, and social work case management, more than 3,300 HIV patients in Wisconsin gain the health care and social services they need for long-term survival with HIV disease from ARCW.
DIVERSE & RESILIENT • 414-390-0444
At Diverse & Resilient, we see a future where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Wisconsin thrive, living healthy, satisfying lives in safe, supportive communities. Our long-term objective is to eliminate health disparities between LGBT people and the general population, as measured by commonly accepted indicators of physical and mental health
This national transgender education and advocacy organization also provides direct support and information for transgender individuals, professionals, and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies) in Milwaukee, WI. FORGE serves the broad range of ALL transgender and SOFFA individuals, with a historic emphasis on transmasculine/FTM+/SOFFA individuals.
This volunteer-run organization strives to provide opportunities for women who love women in the Milwaukee Area. Lesbian Alliance has an office at the Center and also meets here for its game and movie nights. The alliance includes Women’s Voices Milwaukee that practices at the Center every Tuesday at 7pm.
PATHFINDERS • 414.964.2565 • Email
Pathfinders empowers youth in crisis to make positive life choices, providing some of the Milwaukee area’s most comprehensive programming for youth in crisis, through housing & shelter, education, family engagement and youth empowerment.
PFLAG-MILWAUKEE • 414.299.9198 (please leave a message)
Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) is a national network of support groups throughout the country to provide support for parents and lesbian, gay and transgender loved ones. The Milwaukee chapter of PFLAG meets to talk freely and exchange stories, to help each other when problems arise, and to grow in their understanding and acceptance of LGBT family members and friends. Though its main office is housed in the Center, PFLAG-Milwaukee meets on the third Sunday of each month, August through May, and the fourth Sunday in June from 5:00 to 7:15 P.M. at Martin Luther Church, 9235 W. Bluemound Road in Wauwatosa. PFLAG has no meetings in July.
Part of the Summer of Festivals that occur in Milwaukee during the Spring and Summer at the Henry Maier Festival Park, PrideFest is held on the first or second weekend of June each year. PrideFest has its primary office here at the Center.
SOJOURNER FAMILY PEACE CENTER • 414-276-1911
Sojourner Family Peace Center is the largest nonprofit provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin, serving over 9,500 clients each year. Sojourner provides an array of support aimed at helping families affected by domestic violence achieve safety, justice and well-being.
VETERANS FOR DIVERSITY, LLC • Email
The overall mission of Veterans for Diversity is 1) to bring awareness to and educate Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender veterans of the Veterans Administration programs that are targeted to their specific needs; 2) to consolidate information important to these veterans and give national awareness and education about programs that may not be known by all LGBT veterans; and , 3) to provide educational resources that may be needed to pursue benefits they are entitled to.
WISCONSIN RAINBOW ALLIANCE OF THE DEAF
The mission of this Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf LGBT people to encourage and promote their educational, economical and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend their rights; and to advance their interests as Deaf LGBT citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare.