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

Celebrating all of our nonbinary siblings and all their beauty! Take up space and be vast in your identity and expressio...
07/14/2021

Celebrating all of our nonbinary siblings and all their beauty! Take up space and be vast in your identity and expression ✨

Celebrating all of our nonbinary siblings and all their beauty! Take up space and be vast in your identity and expression ✨

Thank you so much to Our Lives Magazine and Rae Senarighi for supporting our Black Trans women in Milwaukee ✨🏳️‍⚧️SHEBA ...
07/13/2021

Thank you so much to Our Lives Magazine and Rae Senarighi for supporting our Black Trans women in Milwaukee ✨🏳️‍⚧️
SHEBA Sisters Helping Each other Battle Adversity

Today, Our Lives magazine made a $1,000 donation to SHEBA Sisters Helping Each other Battle Adversity, a Wisconsin organization by/for Black transwomen, in Rae Senarighi's name. Rae is a Madison-based transgender painter who painted the cover of our Pride in Color issue, and 8 individual portraits of the LGBTQ leaders of color that are featured in the issue. They waived their fee so that the funds could specifically be directed to SHEBA.

From now until Madison's Pride at the end of August, you can see all of the paintings hanging in the Shamrock Bar & Grille on Capitol Square in Madison.

You can view the full PDF of our Pride in Color issue here:https://ourliveswisconsin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/OL85.pdf

Happy for everyone that made it to our 1st Q***r Clothing Swap ✨ Hope you all enjoy your new treasures!
07/12/2021

Happy for everyone that made it to our 1st Q***r Clothing Swap ✨ Hope you all enjoy your new treasures!

The news is out! Milwaukee Pride 2021 is coming this October 🙌🏾 Makes us reminisce on the Pride March for Black Lives 🏳️...
07/08/2021

The news is out! Milwaukee Pride 2021 is coming this October 🙌🏾 Makes us reminisce on the Pride March for Black Lives 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️
Thank you to LaLux Photography for capturing all this beauty ✨

See our own Yante Turner and many other brilliant leaders in this July/August Our Lives Magazine: Pride in Color! 🏳️‍⚧️🏳...
07/07/2021

See our own Yante Turner and many other brilliant leaders in this July/August Our Lives Magazine: Pride in Color! 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈

https://ourliveswisconsin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/OL85.pdf

See our own Yante Turner and many other brilliant leaders in this July/August Our Lives Magazine: Pride in Color! 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈

https://ourliveswisconsin.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/OL85.pdf

Hot Boy Summer 💜
07/07/2021

Hot Boy Summer 💜

Alexa, play Hot Boy Summer. 🙌🏾

"After years of hiding himself, he is trying to be a hitmaker, a pop star, an out gay man and a s*xual being." - NYT Magazine

Read the full article https://nyti.ms/3dTHs1j

Tonight at 5pm!
07/06/2021

Tonight at 5pm!

We’ll see you at the 1st ever Trans Masc social on July 6th! 🏳️‍⚧️💙

Remember to support our own Le***an bar - One of the few in the country! Happy 20 years ✨
07/05/2021
Pride and a pint: The story behind Walker's Pint in Milwaukee

Remember to support our own Le***an bar - One of the few in the country! Happy 20 years ✨

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- During the final week of Pride Month, CBS 58 is recognizing a Milwaukee bar celebrating its 20th anniversary. Amanda Porterfield shows us what makes Walker's Pint -- located at 81

Here is a link to our full Trans Needs Assessment! Thank you to those that joined to call today ✨What is your role in su...
07/03/2021
Adobe Acrobat - Full Trans Needs Assessment.pdf

Here is a link to our full Trans Needs Assessment! Thank you to those that joined to call today ✨

What is your role in supporting Trans communities? 🏳️‍⚧️

1. In the development of Trans leadership.

2. In keeping Trans people safe and eliminating violence.

3. In creating/sustaining healing spaces.

Click or tap to view this file.

Thank you for the amazing work Alex Corona has been doing around name changes in Milwaukee! 🏳️‍⚧️✨
07/01/2021
Help changing names in the LGBT community

Thank you for the amazing work Alex Corona has been doing around name changes in Milwaukee! 🏳️‍⚧️✨

Alex Corona, the transgender program coordinator for the Milwaukee LBGT Community Center, joins us.

Got cute clothes you want to have a new home? Wanna get some cute clothes? Give and take at Kilbourne (Big Hill) Park ri...
07/01/2021

Got cute clothes you want to have a new home? Wanna get some cute clothes? Give and take at Kilbourne (Big Hill) Park right by D&R on July 11th from 1-3pm! All styles and all sizes for our Q***r Clothing Swap 🧚🏾‍♂️ Correction: 7.11.21... and beyond

Got cute clothes you want to have a new home? Wanna get some cute clothes? Give and take at Kilbourne (Big Hill) Park right by D&R on July 11th from 1-3pm! All styles and all sizes for our Q***r Clothing Swap 🧚🏾‍♂️ Correction: 7.11.21... and beyond

“I want you to know that Black Trans women are women. I want you to know that we are proud. That we are strong. That we ...
07/01/2021
Give Them Flowers: Celebrating Elle Halo's extensive work for the LGBTQ+ community

“I want you to know that Black Trans women are women. I want you to know that we are proud. That we are strong. That we are beautiful.”

Give Elle Halo all the flowers that she deserves! She has been essential for our work at D&R, for Black Trans women, and for the entire LGBTQ community ✨It is a blessing to know her and learn from her. Happy to see her recognized and celebrated 💜

No one is going to silence Milwaukee community activist Elle Halo. In fact, she is just getting started.

We'll see you tonight at D&R with Gluttoni Sinn !
06/30/2021

We'll see you tonight at D&R with Gluttoni Sinn !

Thank you to all who came before us in this fight for equality.
06/30/2021

Thank you to all who came before us in this fight for equality.

This Pride Month, we're celebrating LGBTQ+ Changemakers in Wisconsin!

Today, lets' talk about Donna Burkett and Manonia Evans, a le***an couple who pushed for same-s*x marriage starting in the 1970s.

In September 1971, Donna Burkett and Manonia Evans applied to a Milwaukee County clerk for a marriage license. Burkett, twenty-five at the time, had grown up on Milwaukee’s North Side. After graduating from North Division High School, she took some college and technical school classes and then joined the US Army, spending time in Alabama where she experienced racial segregation. When she returned to Milwaukee, she became an activist, marching with Father James Groppi for open housing in 1968 and attending Gay People’s Union (GPU) meetings. Burkett met Manonia Evans, a college student and pastor’s daughter four years her junior, at a gay bar on the North Side. Burkett later recalled, “I did not believe the government had any business telling me who I could marry.”

After being refused a license, Burkett and Evans filed a federal lawsuit claiming that the denial of marital benefits, including inheritance rights and joint tax filings, did not afford them the equal protection granted by the Constitution. The complaint read, “The legal increments of marriage ought to be shared irrespective of generic differences, to wit: mutual fulfillment and happiness and the equal opportunity to share in the benefits of the law as those in heteros*xual unions blessed by the civil marriage contract.” Federal judge Myron Gordon dismissed the suit over technical legal issues. Undeterred, the couple invited 250 friends to witness their union, which took place on Christmas Day in 1971 in Milwaukee.

Burkett and Evans’s story made national news and drew attention to marriage inequality, and their example encouraged others to continue the fight. In 2015, more than four decades after Manonia Evans and Donna Burkett applied for a marriage license, same-s*x marriage finally became legal in all fifty states after the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges. The push for marriage equality by visionaries such as Burkett and Evans made such change possible.

*This story was adapted from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press books "Coming Out, Moving Forward," by R. Richard Wagner, available here (https://wihist.org/3gZwWYj) , and "We Will Always Be Here," by Jenny Kalvaitis and Kristen Whitson, available here (https://wihist.org/3ji7puK).

Donna Burkett was interviewed by the OUTWORDS Archive in 2018.

📷: "The government doesn’t have the right to tell you who to go to bed with,” said Donna Burkett in response to when she and her partner, Manonia Evans, were denied a marriage license in Milwaukee in 1971. Isaac Sutton, Johnson Publishing, Smithsonian Institution

Diverse and Resilient, Milwaukee County Office of African American Affairs, and our community member facilitators would ...
06/29/2021

Diverse and Resilient, Milwaukee County Office of African American Affairs, and our community member facilitators would like to thank you for your time, energy, and participation in this past Saturday’s MKE BlaQtpoc Summit.
We’re thankful for the range of diversity
among orientation, gender identity, ethnicity and multi-generational representation of Black, Q***r, Trans, and other people of color in the greater Milwaukee community who took the time to join and build with us.
For those who were not able to attend, please be
on the lookout for next steps and upcoming engagement opportunities. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

We’ll see you at the 1st ever Trans Masc social on July 6th! 🏳️‍⚧️💙
06/28/2021

We’ll see you at the 1st ever Trans Masc social on July 6th! 🏳️‍⚧️💙

We’ll see you at the 1st ever Trans Masc social on July 6th! 🏳️‍⚧️💙

Reiko, youth advocate, showed up with D&R Pride at a Pride festival in Appleton.We #ShareWithPride :trans: 🌈✊🏽✊🏿
06/28/2021

Reiko, youth advocate, showed up with D&R Pride at a Pride festival in Appleton.
We #ShareWithPride :trans: 🌈✊🏽✊🏿

Photo from yesterday, passing out D&R swag at Pride At The Plaza in Appleton!

06/26/2021

Diverse & Resilient's Room to Be Safe Anti-Violence Program is a proud member of the National Coalition of AVPs. This call to action was created about 5 years ago.
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Repost @endlgbtqviolence
What can you do to help? Check out these suggestions from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence and checkout their site which is full of resources and information at www.avp.org #NCAVP #endlgbtqviolence

CALLS TO ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST LGBTQ COMMUNITIES

Recognize historical systems of oppression such as white supremacy, anti-Black racism, patriarchy, and colonialism as root causes of violence and incorporate anti-oppression work as central to all efforts to end violence.

Support community based efforts that create pathways for individual and community healing and survivor centered justice.

Advocate for education, healthcare, housing, and economic opportunities that affirm the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming people of color

Call out and resist “religious exemption” and “public accommodation" bills for the hateful legislation that they
are and advocate for increased protections for LGBTQ communities on the local, state and federal evel.

Act in solidarity with all movements working towards liberation and self-determination of people impacted by oppression and violence.

Actively work to create culture that nurtures LGBTQ youth by uplifting the loving, resilient, and diverse experiences of LGBTQ communities.
NCAVP

You are loved.
06/26/2021

You are loved.

We’re ready to share our findings on the Trans Needs Assessment! Join us in taking the next step to hear the stories, da...
06/24/2021

We’re ready to share our findings on the Trans Needs Assessment! Join us in taking the next step to hear the stories, data, and envision a better Milwaukee for our Trans and Nonbinary Community ✨

Thank you for all those that have been apart of sharing their stories and experiences!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89436405810

We’re ready to share our findings on the Trans Needs Assessment! Join us in taking the next step to hear the stories, data, and envision a better Milwaukee for our Trans and Nonbinary Community ✨

Thank you for all those that have been apart of sharing their stories and experiences!

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89436405810

NBC26 stopped to talk with Anti-Violence Program advocate Reiko last night at the Timber Rattlers game about Pride and t...
06/24/2021
'A long way to go': Timber Rattlers and LGBTQ advocates work to advance inclusivity in local sports

NBC26 stopped to talk with Anti-Violence Program advocate Reiko last night at the Timber Rattlers game about Pride and the importance of representation. Here is the footage from the 10 o'clock news last night.

https://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/timber-rattlers-to-host-pride-night-at-fox-cities-stadium-on-tuesday?fbclid=IwAR3iJaVMm2n4NIIoyb2HFFQSV_Q3THfAU3wf9l9G-ajZvRM-Cxeg4IMkt8U

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers held Pride Night on Tuesday to advance inclusivity in sports.

We are grateful to Benjamin Mollen at Dr. Jekyll's Bar Appleton for starting this fund and to Helen Boyd for starting th...
06/23/2021
'This saves people's lives': Appleton LGBTQ organization starts transgender name-change fund thanks to donation from Dr. Jekyll's bar

We are grateful to Benjamin Mollen at Dr. Jekyll's Bar Appleton for starting this fund and to Helen Boyd for starting the Go Fund Me page. Huge shout out to our advocates Nick Ross and Reiko Ramos for walking along side people on this journey.

It costs $400 for a person to legally change their name in Wisconsin, but that cost can pose a barrier for many transgender people.

See Yanté on Thursday discuss being Black, Trans, and Radical✨
06/22/2021

See Yanté on Thursday discuss being Black, Trans, and Radical✨

Join us this Thursday (6/24) at 6pm CST to hear from Yanté Turner as they talk about upholding intersectional identities! Join with bit.ly/YouthWorkshopSeries for our LIVE event!

*FREE* raffle to those that participate! #Pride2021 #Dare2Know

Youth from WI are encouraged to attend along with mentors working with youth!

Northeast Wisconsin pride.
06/22/2021

Northeast Wisconsin pride.

Nick & Reiko reppin' D&R at Pride Night with Wisconsin Timber Rattlers

We'll be here until the end of the 1st inning!

Tonight!  Join this community conversation at D&R.
06/22/2021

Tonight! Join this community conversation at D&R.

Tonight! Join this community conversation at D&R.

Welcome to the family, Carl Nassib! We are overjoyed to have visible representation in the NFL! Your bravery and courage...
06/21/2021
Raiders' Carl Nassib comes out as first openly gay active NFL player

Welcome to the family, Carl Nassib! We are overjoyed to have visible representation in the NFL! Your bravery and courage will inspire countless others to walk their truths! Thank you!

Carl Nassib, a five-year NFL veteran and defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders, came out in an Instagram video on Monday as gay.

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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)