Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

Milwaukee LGBT Community Center The mission of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is to further develop our vibrant le***an, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the greater Milwaukee area, thus improving the quality of life for all of us.
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The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center believes in the goodness of le***an, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. As an organization, the Center seeks to foster community development and agency partnerships. The Center values leadership, both formal and informal, and its supports responsibility and accountability among individuals and organizations. To achieve its mission, the Center acknowledges th

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center believes in the goodness of le***an, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. As an organization, the Center seeks to foster community development and agency partnerships. The Center values leadership, both formal and informal, and its supports responsibility and accountability among individuals and organizations. To achieve its mission, the Center acknowledges th

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Press release from The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
09/08/2021

Press release from The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

Press release from The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center

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09/07/2021

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Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH : CLOSED FOR LABOR DAYTUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH: Circ...
09/06/2021

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH : CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH: Circles of Recovery 12 Step Anonymous Meeting-Virtual (5:30pm-6:30pm), Men's Coming Out Group (6:00pm-7:30pm)

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH: LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Group-Virtual (4:00pm-5:30pm), FAB (Older Adult) Support Group-Virtual (6:00pm-8:00pm)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH: Circle of Light Anonymous (7:00pm-9:00pm)

Image Description: Two animated people sit together on a couch at the bottom of the image. In the middle of the graphic, text reads "Virtual Support Groups and Meetings September 6-September 10th". MKE LGBT logo in top right. Dark purple background.

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH : CLOSED FOR LABOR DAY

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH: Circles of Recovery 12 Step Anonymous Meeting-Virtual (5:30pm-6:30pm), Men's Coming Out Group (6:00pm-7:30pm)

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH: LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Group-Virtual (4:00pm-5:30pm), FAB (Older Adult) Support Group-Virtual (6:00pm-8:00pm)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH: Circle of Light Anonymous (7:00pm-9:00pm)

Image Description: Two animated people sit together on a couch at the bottom of the image. In the middle of the graphic, text reads "Virtual Support Groups and Meetings September 6-September 10th". MKE LGBT logo in top right. Dark purple background.

Happy Labor Day!
09/05/2021

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

It has been a long process and we could not have done it without your support but we have finally moved into our new (ol...
09/03/2021

It has been a long process and we could not have done it without your support but we have finally moved into our new (old) building! With a larger space, we are able to grow and serve more of our beloved community. We invite you to come and celebrate our new space! Bring a plant, grab a coffee and a book, and enjoy our new space!

It has been a long process and we could not have done it without your support but we have finally moved into our new (old) building! With a larger space, we are able to grow and serve more of our beloved community. We invite you to come and celebrate our new space! Bring a plant, grab a coffee and a book, and enjoy our new space!

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:MONDAY AUGUST 30TH : Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm),  As*xu...
08/30/2021

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:

MONDAY AUGUST 30TH : Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm), As*xual/Aromantic Support Group (5:30p-6:30p), TGNC Support Group (6:00pm-8:00pm)

TUESDAY AUGUST 31ST: Circles of Recovery 12 Step Anonymous Meeting-Virtual (5:30pm-6:30pm)

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST: LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Group-Virtual (4:00pm-5:30pm), Parent Support Group (6:00pm-7:00pm), FAB (Older Adult) Support Group-Virtual (6:00pm-8:00pm)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND: DV/SA Support Group (6:00pm-7:00pm)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD: Circle of Light Anonymous (7:00pm-9:00pm)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH: Virtual Family Coffee (10:00-12:00pm)

Image Description: Three animated people link arms at the bottom of the image. In the middle of the graphic, text reads "Virtual Support Groups and Meetings August 30-September 4th". MKE LGBT logo in top left. Dark purple background.

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:

MONDAY AUGUST 30TH : Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm), As*xual/Aromantic Support Group (5:30p-6:30p), TGNC Support Group (6:00pm-8:00pm)

TUESDAY AUGUST 31ST: Circles of Recovery 12 Step Anonymous Meeting-Virtual (5:30pm-6:30pm)

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST: LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Group-Virtual (4:00pm-5:30pm), Parent Support Group (6:00pm-7:00pm), FAB (Older Adult) Support Group-Virtual (6:00pm-8:00pm)

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2ND: DV/SA Support Group (6:00pm-7:00pm)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3RD: Circle of Light Anonymous (7:00pm-9:00pm)

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH: Virtual Family Coffee (10:00-12:00pm)

Image Description: Three animated people link arms at the bottom of the image. In the middle of the graphic, text reads "Virtual Support Groups and Meetings August 30-September 4th". MKE LGBT logo in top left. Dark purple background.

Free Dental Day at Wauwatosa Family Dental on Saturday, October 2nd! Registration begins at 8:00am and patients will be ...
08/24/2021

Free Dental Day at Wauwatosa Family Dental on Saturday, October 2nd!

Registration begins at 8:00am and patients will be seen from 9:00am to 1:00pm. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
Procedures offered: extractions. fillings, cleanings

ALL AGES WELCOME

11904 W North Ave,
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
414-454-0700

Contact Heidi Potrykus ([email protected] or 402-719-0899) for more information

Free Dental Day at Wauwatosa Family Dental on Saturday, October 2nd!

Registration begins at 8:00am and patients will be seen from 9:00am to 1:00pm. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE
Procedures offered: extractions. fillings, cleanings

ALL AGES WELCOME

11904 W North Ave,
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
414-454-0700

Contact Heidi Potrykus ([email protected] or 402-719-0899) for more information

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, we invite you to show support for our region’s LGBTQ+ community at the Big Ni...
08/24/2021

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, we invite you to show support for our region’s LGBTQ+ community at the Big Night Out Gala on Friday, October 8th, 2021. We have been very careful in ensuring that the safety and well-being of the attendees is a priority. We have reduced the number allowed to make sure that we are adhering to the CDC recommendations, so that we can feel safe!

This year we are returning to our in-person gala with a video stream during our event. Big Night Out will feature first-rate entertainment, our mission and vision, highlighting the work we do as well as feature our sponsors.

https://mkelgbt.networkforgood.com/projects/135650-big-night-out-2021

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, we invite you to show support for our region’s LGBTQ+ community at the Big Night Out Gala on Friday, October 8th, 2021. We have been very careful in ensuring that the safety and well-being of the attendees is a priority. We have reduced the number allowed to make sure that we are adhering to the CDC recommendations, so that we can feel safe!

This year we are returning to our in-person gala with a video stream during our event. Big Night Out will feature first-rate entertainment, our mission and vision, highlighting the work we do as well as feature our sponsors.

https://mkelgbt.networkforgood.com/projects/135650-big-night-out-2021

Happy Birthday Trixie Mattel!
08/23/2021

Happy Birthday Trixie Mattel!

Happy Birthday Trixie Mattel!

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:MONDAY AUGUST 23RD: Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm),  LGBTQ+...
08/23/2021

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:

MONDAY AUGUST 23RD: Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm), LGBTQ+ & Disability Support Group (2:30pm-4:30pm), TGNC Support Group (6:00pm-8:00pm)

TUESDAY AUGUST 24TH: Circles of Recovery 12 Step Anonymous Meeting-Virtual (5:30pm-6:30pm)

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25TH: MCDA Grab & Go Dinner (3:00pm-4:00pm), LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Group-Virtual (4:00pm-5:30pm), Older Adult Advisory Committee (4:00pm-5:00pm), FAB (Older Adult) Support Group-Virtual (6:00pm-8:00pm)

THURSDAY AUGUST 26TH: TGNC Youth Support Group (4:00pm-5:30pm), Circles of Reflection Anonymous (5:30pm-7:00pm)

FRIDAY AUGUST 27TH: Circle of Light Anonymous (7:00pm-9:00pm)

Image Description: Three animated people sit cross-legged on the bottom of the image. In the middle of the graphic, text reads "Virtual Support Groups and Meetings August 23rd-August 28th". MKE LGBT logo in top left. Dark purple background.

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:

MONDAY AUGUST 23RD: Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm), LGBTQ+ & Disability Support Group (2:30pm-4:30pm), TGNC Support Group (6:00pm-8:00pm)

TUESDAY AUGUST 24TH: Circles of Recovery 12 Step Anonymous Meeting-Virtual (5:30pm-6:30pm)

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25TH: MCDA Grab & Go Dinner (3:00pm-4:00pm), LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Group-Virtual (4:00pm-5:30pm), Older Adult Advisory Committee (4:00pm-5:00pm), FAB (Older Adult) Support Group-Virtual (6:00pm-8:00pm)

THURSDAY AUGUST 26TH: TGNC Youth Support Group (4:00pm-5:30pm), Circles of Reflection Anonymous (5:30pm-7:00pm)

FRIDAY AUGUST 27TH: Circle of Light Anonymous (7:00pm-9:00pm)

Image Description: Three animated people sit cross-legged on the bottom of the image. In the middle of the graphic, text reads "Virtual Support Groups and Meetings August 23rd-August 28th". MKE LGBT logo in top left. Dark purple background.

We need help unpacking! if you would like to come down to the new location and help us set up the new center, please fil...
08/23/2021

We need help unpacking! if you would like to come down to the new location and help us set up the new center, please fill out this google form!

https://forms.gle/c8MRqg9DnS79hJBp6

Thank you for all of your support during our move, we couldn't have done this without our amazing community!

We need help unpacking! if you would like to come down to the new location and help us set up the new center, please fill out this google form!

https://forms.gle/c8MRqg9DnS79hJBp6

Thank you for all of your support during our move, we couldn't have done this without our amazing community!

08/18/2021

Want to help with unpacking and set up of the new center? Our staff member Jerry will be at the new location today until 5pm and Friday from 9 am to 5pm. If you cam stop by please call 414-439-9633

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:MONDAY AUGUST 16TH : Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm),  As*xu...
08/16/2021

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:

MONDAY AUGUST 16TH : Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm), As*xual/Aromantic Support Group (6:00pm-7:00pm), TGNC Support Group (6:00pm-8:00pm)

TUESDAY AUGUST 17TH: Circles of Recovery 12 Step Anonymous Meeting-Virtual (5:30pm-6:30pm), Men's Coming Out Group (6:00pm-7:30pm), Education Session w/ ADRC (6:00pm-7:00pm)

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18TH: LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Group-Virtual (4:00pm-5:30pm), Let's Talk! What Are Advanced Care Directives? Educational Session (5:00pm-6:00pm) (Older Adult) Support Group-Virtual (6:00pm-8:00pm)

THURSDAY AUGUST 19TH: TGNC Youth Support Group (4:00pm-5:30pm), Circles of Reflection Anonymous (5:30pm-7:00pm)

FRIDAY AUGUST 20TH: Circle of Light Anonymous (7:00pm-9:00pm)

Image Description: Group of individuals sitting in a circle on chairs. In the top left hand corner, text reads "Virtual Support Groups and Meetings August 15th-August 21st". MKE LGBT logo in bottom left

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:

MONDAY AUGUST 16TH : Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm), As*xual/Aromantic Support Group (6:00pm-7:00pm), TGNC Support Group (6:00pm-8:00pm)

TUESDAY AUGUST 17TH: Circles of Recovery 12 Step Anonymous Meeting-Virtual (5:30pm-6:30pm), Men's Coming Out Group (6:00pm-7:30pm), Education Session w/ ADRC (6:00pm-7:00pm)

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18TH: LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Group-Virtual (4:00pm-5:30pm), Let's Talk! What Are Advanced Care Directives? Educational Session (5:00pm-6:00pm) (Older Adult) Support Group-Virtual (6:00pm-8:00pm)

THURSDAY AUGUST 19TH: TGNC Youth Support Group (4:00pm-5:30pm), Circles of Reflection Anonymous (5:30pm-7:00pm)

FRIDAY AUGUST 20TH: Circle of Light Anonymous (7:00pm-9:00pm)

Image Description: Group of individuals sitting in a circle on chairs. In the top left hand corner, text reads "Virtual Support Groups and Meetings August 15th-August 21st". MKE LGBT logo in bottom left

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and the Aging & Disability Resource Center will discuss self-determination strategie...
08/12/2021

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and the Aging & Disability Resource Center will discuss self-determination strategies and how to advocate for the needs of LGBTQ+ people, their families, and legal guardians

August 17th at 6:00pm

ZOOM REGISTRATION LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcu-qpj0rH9zcVE6KrYPl_B2HOXerSk4R

Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/1zti9V2Fb

The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and the Aging & Disability Resource Center will discuss self-determination strategies and how to advocate for the needs of LGBTQ+ people, their families, and legal guardians

August 17th at 6:00pm

ZOOM REGISTRATION LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErcu-qpj0rH9zcVE6KrYPl_B2HOXerSk4R

Facebook Event Link: https://fb.me/e/1zti9V2Fb

Contact us with any questions or more information!!!!
08/10/2021

Contact us with any questions or more information!!!!

Contact us with any questions or more information!!!!

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:MONDAY AUGUST 9TH : Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm),  As*xua...
08/09/2021

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:

MONDAY AUGUST 9TH : Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm), As*xual/Aromantic Support Group (6:00pm-7:00pm), TGNC Support Group (6:00pm-8:00pm)

TUESDAY AUGUST 10TH: Circles of Recovery 12 Step Anonymous Meeting-Virtual (5:30pm-6:30pm)

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11TH: LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Group-Virtual (4:00pm-5:30pm), FAB (Older Adult) Support Group-Virtual (6:00pm-8:00pm)

THURSDAY AUGUST 12TH: TGNC Youth Support Group (4:00pm-5:30pm), Circles of Reflection Anonymous (5:30pm-7:00pm)

FRIDAY AUGUST 13TH: Circle of Light Anonymous (7:00pm-9:00pm)

Image Description: Group of individuals sitting in a circle on chairs. Dark purple horizontal stripe on top of image with white text that reads "Virtual Support Groups and Meetings August 9th-August 13th". MKE LGBT logo in bottom right hand corner.

Here are this week's groups, meetings, and events:

MONDAY AUGUST 9TH : Project Q Virtual HangOut (2:00pm-4:00pm), As*xual/Aromantic Support Group (6:00pm-7:00pm), TGNC Support Group (6:00pm-8:00pm)

TUESDAY AUGUST 10TH: Circles of Recovery 12 Step Anonymous Meeting-Virtual (5:30pm-6:30pm)

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 11TH: LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Group-Virtual (4:00pm-5:30pm), FAB (Older Adult) Support Group-Virtual (6:00pm-8:00pm)

THURSDAY AUGUST 12TH: TGNC Youth Support Group (4:00pm-5:30pm), Circles of Reflection Anonymous (5:30pm-7:00pm)

FRIDAY AUGUST 13TH: Circle of Light Anonymous (7:00pm-9:00pm)

Image Description: Group of individuals sitting in a circle on chairs. Dark purple horizontal stripe on top of image with white text that reads "Virtual Support Groups and Meetings August 9th-August 13th". MKE LGBT logo in bottom right hand corner.

Thursday is Black Nite Remembrance Day throughout WisconsinAfter 60 years, historic LGBTQ uprising is officially recogni...
08/04/2021
Celebrating the Black Nite Brawl, organized by MICHAIL TAKACH

Thursday is Black Nite Remembrance Day throughout Wisconsin

After 60 years, historic LGBTQ uprising is officially recognized
Milwaukee, WI. - Wisconsin's first LGBTQ uprising was nearly forgotten, and lost to history forever, if not for the collaborative efforts of two local history projects.

With the unanimous support of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, County Executive David Crowley, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors and the Milwaukee Common Council, Thursday, August 5, 2021 has been proclaimed "Black Nite Remembrance Day" throughout Wisconsin, honoring the 60th anniversary of our "Stonewall Moment."

The Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project will host a short media event on Thursday, August 5 at 2 p.m. at the site of the former Black Nite (400 N. Plankinton Ave., at St. Paul.)

On Thursday night, the Hoan Bridge will be illuminated in pride and transgender flag colors from dusk until 2 a.m. to honor the unsung heroes of the Black Nite Brawl. All lighting costs will be covered by the Black Nite 60 fundraiser, hosted by the History Project and GoFundMe donors.

WHAT: Black Nite Remembrance Day 2021

WHO: Elected officials, media representatives, historians, transgender advocates, LGBTQ community organizations.

Featured speakers will include:

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett;
Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa;
Milwaukee County Executive's Office;
Dr. Brice Smith, author, historian and coordinator of the Wisconsin Transgender Oral History Project;
Elle Halo, transgender rights activist, educator and community health champion;
Don Schwamb, founder, and Michail Takach, curator, of the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project.

WHEN: Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. sharp

WHERE: 400 N. Plankinton Avenue, at St. Paul, northeast corner
(One block straight west from the Milwaukee Public Market)

About the Black Nite Brawl

On August 5, 1961, a young black transgender woman summoned the bravery, courage and righteousness to fight back against homophobic violence that invaded one of her community's only safe spaces, the Black Nite (400 N. Plankinton Ave.) She knew her very existence was criminal, her actions could have extreme social and legal consequences, and she may even be killed. But Josie Carter did not run from a fight.

With violence on the doorstep, she beckoned to her community to stop running and start fighting back -- inspiring something they'd never felt before -- a sense of pride in themselves and each other. As they defended their space and themselves against a violent invasion, they felt part of a community for the first time.

"On the great game board of local LGBTQ history, all the dominoes lead back to the Black Nite," said Schwamb. "Nothing was ever quite the same again after that night."

The Black Nite Brawl, as it became known, triggered a timeline of massive cultural change in Milwaukee. News coverage of the Black Nite continued for over a week, revealing to isolated LGBTQ people that they were not alone in the world. As people found their community, they began to demand liberation. Some of the earliest gay rights activists, including Eldon Murray and Alyn Hess, cited the Black Nite Brawl as an early glimmer of hope and a spark of revolution. Enterprising business owners began to open more and more bars catering to LGBTQ people, including some of whom identified as LGBTQ themselves. By 1969, over three dozen gay bars had opened in Milwaukee.

The Black Nite was not one of them. The bar was forced to close, the block was deliberately demolished to disperse the gay neighborhood that had been thriving since 1949, the first generation inspired by these events was almost entirely lost to AIDS, and eventually, the Black Nite was remembered only by an ever-shrinking group of aging survivors. If not for the combined efforts of Dr. Brice Smith and the History Project, these events may have been forgotten and lost forever to history.

Josie passed away in 2014, never accepting or receiving any formal recognition for her pivotal role in changing Wisconsin LGBTQ history. She was survived by one son, and countless other "children" she'd informally adopted, coached and mentored over the years after their own families had rejected them due to their gender or s*xual identities.

For more about the Black Nite Brawl, visit the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project website, OnMilwaukee and National Public Radio.

The Stonewall uprising in New York City in June 1969 was undeniably the start of a na… MICHAIL TAKACH needs your support for Celebrating the Black Nite Brawl

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