Expressing themself through the art of drag, Jason Luu’s persona Melee has been elevating Asian drag representation in Milwaukee and beyond.

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The Educator

Stacy Clark is a Community Health and Equity champion whose mission is to provide services and education to others that he may not have had as a young, black, gay male.

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The Pastor

Cameron Overton (he/him) is the executive pastor at Zao MKE Church and a Black transman called to build the church into an intersectional and queer liberated space committed to the liberation of all people.

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The Frontrunner

Fifteen-year-old transgender track star Ayden Yee will be profiled in Here-TV’s docu-series, Road to the Runway, premiering August 1.

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Food & Dining

Java Cat is Back

Displaced due to redevelopment, Java Cat Coffee House has now relocated on the east side and is open for business.

The Northside is Blooming

Bloom Bakery has expanded to join the new co-operative space Northstreet, at the intersection of Commercial Ave and North St.

A Restaurant Reborn

Dave Heide rebrands and relaunches Ollie’s, the popular restaurant he named after his son who transitioned over the past few years.



Arts & Entertainment

My Beauty Is My Fight

Joey Drouin is an artist and activist who sees the beauty in others, even when
others don’t see the beauty in trans people, like Joey. Joey’s answer is to remain optimistic, even in the face of regressive anti-trans legislation.

Madison’s Own Paul Lynde

Comedian, actor and game show savant, Michael Bruno has been consistently proving that gay could play anywhere—as long as it was good—since the 1970s.

Wisconsin Pride

This moving, feature-length documentary was inspired by late historian Richard Wagner’s accounts of LGBTQ Wisconsinites and produced by PBS Wisconsin’s Andy Soth.

Queering Rural Spaces

Following the draw of rural land, Sarah Stellino uses her camera to document and make visible an often underrecognized community.


Local author Janet Shelton-Vance transforms the final months of her partner’s life into a story about finding love and yourself in The Warmth of a Woman.

To the Point

Point Pride founder Ryan Goszkowicz shares details about this year’s event in Stevens Point.



Home & Garden

A Rural Oasis

Princeton-raised Matthew Trotter is building a purposefully curated ecosystem that both lifts up his home town’s history and celebrates a queerer version of up-north culture.

A Secret Worth Sharing

A 25-year exercise in spontaneity and experimentation transformed a neglected property into an eclectic eden.

Interior Lives

Blessed and beholden by his family’s surname, Joseph Pabst reflects on witnessing more suffering “than a person should,” and the fortress he’s built as his own artful sanctuary.



Health & Families

Moving Past Fear

Frederick Harris looks at how ideology and the media invoke fear toward our community and offers ways to protect your mental health in the face of it.

Family Outings

Connecting Wisconsin’s queer families, JR Witt shares the work of Out Families and ways that others can get involved.

Conquering Shame

Frederick Harris unpacks the impacts of queer shame and offers tools for overcoming it.

Trans, Disabled, & a College Athlete

Emmett Lockwood holds the distinction of being the first openly transgender player on University of Wisconsin-Madison men’s water polo team. He is also a Disability Justice Activist with an advocacy that originates from coming to know he had no one else to be but himself.

Equitable Pet Care

Queer-founded project WisCARES has been providing veterinary care to vulnerable pet families in Dane County for 10 years.



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