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Madison’s LGBT Community, 1960's to present

The fifth collection in the UW-Madison Campus Voices series tells the story of the LGBT community on campus and in Madison from the 1960's through today. Rather than one issue, one voice, one history, or one movement, the LGBT story encompasses many. We don’t pretend to present a complete or comprehensive history— how could we when so many important stories are still waiting to be told? What you will hear instead are the voices of politicians, professors, students, and activists who comprise a small portion of our oral history collection and of the diverse stories not yet captured. Below, one will hear (and see) shared memories of organizations, civic actions, cultural spaces, and fights for justice. All aspects of this project hold one thing in common: the story-tellers believe their anecdotes to be undeniably significant in the history of LGBT life at UW, Madison, the state, and country. And we agree.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the New Harvest Foundation, Incorporated, and we would like to thank them for their outstanding generosity.  

ROTC Protest on Bascom Hill

 

 

 

Browse Madison's LGBT Community Interviews (MINDS@UW) Enter Madison's LGBT Community into the search box to find oral history interviews with indivduals featured in this project.

 

 

 

 

Scroll over and press play to listen to Madison’s LGBT Community, 1960's to present Podcast:

Click to view podcast transcript: Madison’s LGBT Community, 1960's to present Podcast Transcript(PDF)

 

Watch the Madison’s LGBT Community Hotel Washington and Lysistrata mini-movie:
Click on "captions" at the lower right of the player to view citations for images and audio clips. A version of this video is also available on YouTube.

Click to view mini-movie transcript: Madison’s LGBT Community, Hotel Washington and Lysistrata mini-movie script (PDF)

 

Watch the Madison’s LGBT Community ROTC mini-movie:
Click on "captions" at the lower right of the player to view citations for images and audio clips. A version of this video is also available on YouTube.

Click to view mini-movie transcript: Madison’s LGBT Community ROTC mini-movie script (PDF)