Diverse & Resilient

Diverse & Resilient At Diverse & Resilient, we see a future in which le***an, gay, bisexual, transgender, and q***r people in Wisconsin thrive, living healthy, satisfying lives in safe, supportive communities.
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Our name serves as reminder that LGBTQ people are everywhere, engage in interesting and meaningful lives, and contribute to the welfare of each other and the broader community.

Our name serves as reminder that LGBTQ people are everywhere, engage in interesting and meaningful lives, and contribute to the welfare of each other and the broader community.

Operating as usual

Thank you to all the amazing work in community to get the bridge lit, flags flown, and Proclamation out for this Trans D...
03/31/2021

Thank you to all the amazing work in community to get the bridge lit, flags flown, and Proclamation out for this Trans Day of Visibility 🏳️‍⚧️ 🙌🏾

Uplifting our Trans, Non-binary, and Genderfluid community 💜 Celebrate Trans people. Love Trans people. PAY Trans people...
03/31/2021

Uplifting our Trans, Non-binary, and Genderfluid community 💜 Celebrate Trans people. Love Trans people. PAY Trans people. Protect Trans people. Fight for Trans rights!

Consider donating to support the Trans community and listing a description below: “Butterfly Collective / Mutual Aid” or “SHEBA / Black Trans Women” or “Trans Community”

https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/19408d03-8b8b-4308-8b9f-bb36165b2f4c

Follow and support the The Black Rose Initiative: https://cash.app/$BlackRoseInitiative

📸 LaLux Photography

Thank you, Dr. Jekyll's Bar Appleton !Every dollar spent at Dr. Jekyll's Wednesday will be donated to the fund for legal...
03/31/2021
Dr. Jekyll's bar in Appleton holding fundraiser Wednesday on International Transgender Day of Visibility

Thank you, Dr. Jekyll's Bar Appleton !
Every dollar spent at Dr. Jekyll's Wednesday will be donated to the fund for legal name changes for Trans customers. Any additional money raised beyond what is needed to help his customers with their legal costs will be donated to Diverse & Resilient in Appleton, an advocacy group that works with LGBTQ individuals and marginalized community members affected by violence.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to help several bar patrons with legal expenses and the rest will be donated to Diverse & Resilient in Appleton.

“These bills are some of the most intense political assaults on LGBTQ people in recent years. Sports have become another...
03/31/2021
Megan Rapinoe refutes argument that anti-trans sports bills somehow "protect" women - Metro Weekly

“These bills are some of the most intense political assaults on LGBTQ people in recent years. Sports have become another avenue to attack the rights of trans people,” Rapinoe writes. “These efforts cause incredible harm to trans youth, who, like all kids in a global pandemic, are feeling isolated and need compassion and support."

Olympic and World Cup champion Megan Rapinoe says proposed bans on trans athletes don't really protect women competitors.

TOMORROW!City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission and Alderwoman Zamarripa Celebrate International Transgender Day of V...
03/30/2021

TOMORROW!
City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission and Alderwoman Zamarripa Celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility
Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event to acknowledge, celebrate, and elevate transgender and non-binary people across the world and here in the City of Milwaukee -- and importantly to raise awareness surrounding the continued inequities faced by transgender and non-binary people, specifically by transgender women of color.
City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission Chair Tony Snell will join Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa along with representatives from the Milwaukee transgender and non-binary communities to honor this special occasion, present Mayor Tom Barrett’s proclamation, and acknowledge the transgender flag flying on the Zeidler Municipal Building flagpole.
WHAT: Virtual event to honor Transgender Day of Visibility in Milwaukee, WI
WHEN: 4:30 p.m. CT Wednesday, March 31st, 2021
HOW: Facebook livestream event: https://www.facebook.com/ERCMKE
OR: via Zoom by computer, tablet or smartphone @ https://zoom.us/j/91592999350
OR Telephone: Dial 1 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 915 9299 9350
Facebook event page: https://fb.me/e/ykPf3IvE.
Please join us and share this invitation with your neighbors and networks!

Room to Be Safe
03/30/2021

Room to Be Safe

Appleton D&R staff went to Door County today to visit with our co-advocacy fam at Help of Door County, Inc.

03/30/2021
Room to Be Safe

This brightened out day!

A mom shared this video of her child telling the lyrics she learned in music lessons today....🎵"You deserve room to be safe. I deserve room to be safe. We all deserve room to be safe." 🎵 Music teacher is Keira who led our last Queerantine!
We love it! 💜
(Shared with permission)

Thank you Lowlands Grand Cafes!• • • • •• • • • •#Repost @lowlandsgrandcafesWe are so excited for @cafecentraal's new Un...
03/29/2021

Thank you Lowlands Grand Cafes!
• • • • •• • • • •
#Repost @lowlandsgrandcafes
We are so excited for @cafecentraal's new Unity hats! For every Unity hat or beanie sold, a portion of sales goes to LGBTQ+ community organizers and advocates at @diverseresilient. Your purchase helps contribute to the work this important non-profit has been doing for nearly three decades—that is, fighting to “achieve health equity and improve the safety and well-being of LGBTQ+ people and communities in Wisconsin". Head to lowlandsgroup.com/shop to purchase one (or several😉) today!

Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate our Black Trans and Nonbinary community! Keep that energy throughout th...
03/29/2021

Thank you to everyone that came out to celebrate our Black Trans and Nonbinary community! Keep that energy throughout the full week with The Black Rose Initiative and SHEBA Sisters Helping Each other Battle Adversity ✨👑

Find all of the beautiful photos by LaLux Photography here:
https://laluxphotography.pixieset.com/blacktransvisibili.../

From the organizers:

"We are building an inclusive movement to celebrate all Black Trans and Non Binary lives. We are also here to have some serious conversations about how we can better support and protect the Black Trans Womxn in our lives. #BLACKTRANSLIVESMATTER"

This is a small sample of photos from this march. Full album is available here:

https://laluxphotography.pixieset.com/blacktransvisibilitycelebration/

Folx participating in the Black Trans Visibility Celebration March organized by the The Black Rose Initiative just left ...
03/27/2021

Folx participating in the Black Trans Visibility Celebration March organized by the The Black Rose Initiative just left D&R and will be making their way to Alice's Garden Urban Farm at 2136 N 21st Street for the Block Party. It may be damp and cool, but the party with this enthusiastic crowd will get started there about 3:00. It is not too late, head over to Alice's Garden!

Lil Nas X is all we can talk about here at D&R. Have you seen the video that just dropped? Black Queer JOY! Lil Nas X wr...
03/26/2021
Lil Nas X finally releases new song & the video is super gay. How he released it was too.

Lil Nas X is all we can talk about here at D&R. Have you seen the video that just dropped? Black Queer JOY!
Lil Nas X wrote to their younger self:
“I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be ‘that’ type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret, but this will open doors for so many other queer people to simply exist,” he wrote.

“You see, this is very scary for me, people will be angry, they will say I’m pushing an agenda. But the truth is, I am. The agenda to make people stay the f**k out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be.”

"I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be 'that' type of gay person," he wrote in a letter to his 14-year-old self...

03/26/2021
Room to Be Safe

Body & Voice: Healing Through Music with @Keira Jett Voice Studio! Did you catch last night's Queerantine? Keira helped us explore different ways of healing through music through incorporating music, movement, & singing affirmations followed by a mini performance by Keira Jett!
Thank you to Jacquie for proving sign language interpretation!

Body & Voice: Healing Through Music with Keira Jett Voice Studio

During tonight’s Queerantine, we will explore different ways of healing through music. We'll incorporate music, movement, & singing affirmations followed by a mini performance by Keira Jett.

We'll see you all soon! 👑
03/25/2021

We'll see you all soon! 👑

The Black Trans Visibility Celebration March / Block Party is this Saturday!!!!!!!! Meet us at Diverse & Resilient at 1pm March 27th!!!!!!!
Introducing our speakers
Elle Halo
Ladi London
Imani Teyanna Sloan
Yanté Turner
Jesse Viviano White
Dezjorn Gauthier
Marie Kelly
Demi Jo Carr
Sunshine Raynebow
Mercedes Johnson
Vogue Rebel
We will end at Alice's Garden Farmers Market

With our deepest and sincerest apologies, and also acknowledging that we are living on stolen land, we belatedly celebra...
03/24/2021

With our deepest and sincerest apologies, and also acknowledging that we are living on stolen land, we belatedly celebrate and elevate National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day which occurred this Saturday, March 20th. We uplift the Indigenous People of this land, particularly those living with HIV/AIDS, living out the wildest dreams of their ancestors.

03/22/2021
Puberty and Transgender Youth

Remember to talk to youth about ALL aspects of puberty, and give them time to explore their own identity 💜

Everyone has a gender identity—a feeling or sense of being male, female or somewhere in between. Sometimes people’s gender identity matches their bodies, and...

03/21/2021

Repost from Cecila Gentili @ceciliagentili72 on Insta quote from a NYT piece written about the Equality Act.

From: bit.ly/Cecilia-NYTimes-3-20

The first of what could be a national wave of anti-trans legislation just became law. We are fighting this in Wisconsin,...
03/21/2021
ACLU

The first of what could be a national wave of anti-trans legislation just became law. We are fighting this in Wisconsin, too.

The first of what could be a national wave of anti-trans legislation just became law.

Trans youth should be celebrated, not criminalized. #LetKidsPlay

The recent WI legislations (LRB 2339/1 and LRB 2340/1) introduced by Republican lawmakers is joined with a slew of trans...
03/19/2021

The recent WI legislations (LRB 2339/1 and LRB 2340/1) introduced by Republican lawmakers is joined with a slew of transphobic bills across the country. These bills are created under the guise of fairness and supporting girls and women. We know that to truly support girls, women, and all athletes we must always include Trans athletes as well. Anything outside of this is damaging and blatantly exclusionary, by repeating a dangerous myth that Trans people are not who they say they are. It continues a discriminatory practice. One that implies that they don’t have the right to compete, learn among a team, and gain support in activities that they feel confident in, among the group that they belong in.

Lawmakers pushing this harmful piece of legislation are holding onto inaccurate, offensive, and discriminatory beliefs around Trans bodies. NCAA Inclusion of Transgender Athletes handbook said it best, "Transgender women display a great deal of physical variation, just as there is a great deal of natural variation in physical size and ability among non-transgender women and men." We cannot ostracize a group of people simply by assumed differences.

Furthermore, these legislators are asking school board members, educators, coaches, and leaders to publicly share private information about children and young adults in their care. Telling students of all ages that they must disclose their sex and talk about their genitals is damaging. In a moment where individuals are simply looking to be allotted the same rights and happiness as everyone else, they should not be subjected to this disrespect and humiliation. Schools should be a safe environment but this will only promote further questioning and ridicule. Trans students should not have to choose between embracing their identity and playing sports.

We are asking for politicians, nonprofits, teachers, parents, leaders, and all community members to come together in support of all athletes, against transphobia. Our young people need to publicly see that they are being uplifted by all of Wisconsin and that this form of harm will not be accepted.

To our entire Trans and Nonbinary community. We see you, we hear you, and we stand with you.

Tonight Milwaukee Repertory Theater actor Kevin Kantor (“Things I Know To Be True” & “The Legend of Georgia McBride”) wi...
03/19/2021

Tonight Milwaukee Repertory Theater actor Kevin Kantor (“Things I Know To Be True” & “The Legend of Georgia McBride”) will be reading poems from their new book “Please Come Off-Book” via Facebook and YouTube Live. Kevin’s full-length collection of poetry is a confluence between two of their passions: acting and poetry, using their experiences as a trans non-binary theatre maker to explore gender identity, family dynamics, and growing up queer. FREE

All of this!
03/19/2021

All of this!

Yesterday, Tuesday, March 16, six Asian women were killed when Robert Aaron Long took the lives of eight people in Atlanta, Georgia. Our hearts and condolences go out to the families and friends of these women, the whole Asian community, and Asian LGBTQIA+ people. They are our sisters, mothers, family and friends, and we at Freedom, Inc. condemn the anti-Asian hate, gender-based violence, and white supremacy that led to this violent loss of life.

Murderer Robert Aaron Long intentionally planned and targeted these locations because he wanted to inflict specific harm against Asian women. We know from working with the Asian community for over 20 years that this kind of targeted violence is fueled by the racialized sexualization of Asian people. Stereotypes of Asian women as disposable have allowed white men to exploit, traffic, rape, and murder us without accountability in both domestic and foreign spaces. Racism, misogyny, and anti-immigration policies uphold this inequality.

We know that violent white capitalism does not respect our lives or our bodies, and we condemn anyone that refuses to acknowledge the racist and misogynistic motivations behind these murders. All Asian women workers deserve dignity and protection, regardless of their occupation. All Asian women deserve kindness and inclusion, regardless of how we are essentialized by the media. We refuse to let this man’s violence reduce the brilliance of our lives. Our legacy is rich, multilayered, and worth protecting.

We understand that this kind of violence shares the deep roots of anti-Black racism and xenophobia in the United States. The same violent dehumanization that has allowed white men to kill Black & Brown bodies is at work in this tragedy in Atlanta. This single act of hatred follows the long history of white supremacy, militarism, and imperialism in the sexualized violence against Asian people. The dehumanization and disregard of Asian Americans and immigrants that is endemic to our country has only worsened during the pandemic.

We demand that those who commit and condone such atrocities be held accountable and that we name the misogynistic xenophobia that lies beneath the violence. Speak out against the racist systems that allow gendered violence against women and LGBTQIA+ people of color. Support survivors and the local organizations like ours that intervene in instances of gendered violence. We should always be following the lead of local organizations as they respond to these events. Join us in supporting Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta, Hmong American Women’s Association, and mutual aid efforts that are supporting victims.

#DismantleWhitePatriarchy #NotYourFetish #StopAsianHate

Public Health info alert!Anal cancer is disproportionately affecting gay cismen and trans people, especially folks who a...
03/18/2021

Public Health info alert!
Anal cancer is disproportionately affecting gay cismen and trans people, especially folks who are in their 50s-60s or living with HIV.
Visit the FB page The PAC Study and mindyourbehind. org to learn more about anal cancer risks and how to be part of a paid study.

FOX CITIES:We also have flyers we'll be handing out to businesses in our Appleton area neighborhood.
03/18/2021

FOX CITIES:
We also have flyers we'll be handing out to businesses in our Appleton area neighborhood.

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For vaccines: to see if you are eligible and to register online, go here:
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If you can't go to the website, please call: (920)399-2550

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2439 N Holton St.
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On the #15 bus with stops at Meinecke & Wright. 1.5 blocks north of the #21 bus stop at North & Holton. 2.5 blocks south of the #22 bus stop at Center & Holton

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Diverse & Resilient was founded by Gary Hollander in 1995 as a program to build the capacity of LGBTQ groups in Wisconsin. We have grown to be an independent nonprofit agency that employs 19 staff and serves over 5,000 LGBTQ people every year. We do both capacity-building and direct-service work to address the health disparities experienced by LGBTQ people in Wisconsin. Our work is focused on six priority areas: Acceptance, Cultivating Leaders, Mental Health, Sexual Health, Partner & Community Violence, and Substance Use.

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We are just finishing up packing 20,000 masks for the City of Milwaukee Health Department for distribution in Milwaukee. D&R staff and volunteers pitched in doing this necessary work.
Jamal, telling it like it is!
"Stand for Justice" 27th & Oklahoma Milwaukee, WI Saturdays and Wednesdays 12 - 1:30 (rain or shine) We have a small but dedicated group of white allies who like to cause "good trouble" on this busy corner. Estimates have the traffic count from 1800 - 2700 vehicles each time we stand.) Come join us for energizing conversations with like-minded folks who continue to MAKE A DIFFERENCE ! Since tomorrow is Halloween, come in costume if you like. (I'll be dressed as a BLM supporter. Haha)
Since Gallup's initial measure on support for gay marriage in 1996, when 27% backed it, the percentage of U.S. adults saying it should be legally recognized has climbed by 40 percentage points. Progress, but further to go.
Since Gallup's initial measure on support for gay marriage in 1996, when 27% backed it, the percentage of U.S. adults saying it should be legally recognized has climbed by 40 percentage points. Progress, but further to go!
https://fb.me/e/4pRgUzuvA Join the Fox Cities Book Festival tomorrow on Zoom to learn more about Wisconsin's gay history from author R. Richard Wagner.
Weather is turning cooler. (Yay.) Perfect protesting weather. Let's not let the cooler weather or the rain dampen our drive to make BLACK LIVES MATTER ! ! ! Let's be more determined than ever to make BLACK LIVES MATTER ! ! ! Let's "Stand for Justice" to support BLACK LIVES MATTER ! ! ! Every Wednesday and Saturday 27th & Oklahoma 12 - 1:30 p.m. Parking on side streets east of Oklahoma RAIN OR SHINE We are a small dedicated group of peaceful, friendly allies committed to make BLACK LIVES MATTER ! PLEASE JOIN US !
Lots on my mind today. . . . (Disclaimer: I am hoping and praying that t.Rump comes to his senses and changes his mind about coming to Kenosha today and inciting violence.) Our state Republican legislative leaders convened a special session yesterday (requested by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers) to consider policing policies on Monday. This session was adjourned after THIRTY SECONDS with no assurances the Republican politicians would reschedule any time soon ! THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE. Once again, they kicked the can down the road saying a task force might review legislation in the coming months and perhaps take votes on these issues sometime in 2021 ! What the . . .? This is a shocking example of what the Republican government in Wisconsin thinks of current policing policies and racism in law enforcement. There is much to be done. Peaceful protesting MUST continue. Voicing our outrage to local, state and federal government officials is imperative. And voting is vital ! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ As allies to the Black Lives Matter movement, please come join us for our: "Stand for Justice" Every Wed. and Sat. 27th & Oklahoma 12 - 1:30 p.m. Free parking on streets east of Oklahoma Bring a chair, sign and water. Estimates of traffic counts conservatively range between 1800 - 2700 vehicles (including) buses every time we stand. Even if you can only come for 15 minutes, remember EVERYTHING WE DO MATTERS. NOTE: As always, you are encouraged to ask friends and neighbors to attend or start your own "Stand for Justice" or "Kneel for Nine" anywhere !
It is with a mix of great sorrow, anger and deep frustration that the unnecessary violence against POC continues across this land. As an ally to the Black Lives Matter movement, it makes me more determined than ever to do whatever I can to make a difference. All of us MUST rise up and out of our comfort zones to denounce this unnecessary violence by the police -- whose sworn duty is to protect and serve all the people. If you are unable to join the protestors who march for justice in Kenosha and elsewhere, consider standing with me and others in solidarity and outrage at what is happening in our City, our State, our Country and throughout the world. Our outrage eclipses those who try to defend and who perpetuate these injustices. Please join me and express your support for all victims of police violence. “Stand for Justice” Every Wed. & Sat. on 27th & Oklahoma from 12 – 1:30 p.m. Bring a chair, a sign and water. Remember: Each of us can make a difference.
We noticed your lovely sign and stopped for a couple of photos on our way home from the protest today. ❤️
We're all trying to do the right thing these days out of an abundance of caution. The teen interns at ArtWorks for Milwaukee are also trying to celebrate the abundance of creativity, expression, and need for community connections that we all have within us. Find out about Abundance MKE and one of our internships' LGBTQ+ photography project at artworksformilwaukee.org/lgbtq-photography. We hope you'll share YOUR photos!
Hey, Friends! My job Progressive Turnout Project is hiring Field Reps in the Appleton/Fox Valley area of Wisconsin. If you know anybody who might be interested in a political canvassing job, please feel free to share and/or send them my way if they have questions. Pay is competitive and PTP offers benefits. Link to apply is below! (The link is for Appleton/Fox Valley, but FYI we are also hiring in Milwaukee, Lacrosse, and Racine)