LGBT Social & Support Groups
• ACES Wild
Do you identify as asexual, grayace, demi, or aromantic? Do you enjoy playing games and possibly eating snacks? Come to Aces Wild! We will play card games, word games,board games, etc! This is a social gathering so feel free to bring your friends! The group meets the third Saturday of the month from 3:00-5:00pm.

c/o OutReach LGBT Community Center
2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704
email: Tristin or Tina at aceswild.outreach@gmail.com

• Alianza Latina
OutReach and Alianza Latina are working together to offer a safe meeting space for Latino LGBT People and their Allies. Alianza Latina is a program serving LGBTQ Latino youth, their families and allies, through supportive, responsive programming that addresses issues of safety, discrimination, and mental health. Alianza Latina is a culturally sensitive safe-haven where LGBTQ Latino youth, their families and allies, come together to support each other, create opportunities, and learn about resources and services available to the LGBTQ community in Madison. The second Thursday of the month from 7:00-9:00pm.

Meeting Place:
OutReach LGBT Community Center
2701 International Ln, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704
web: www.facebook.com/alianzalatinamadison
Contact: Christian at christian@alianzalatinamadison.org

• Anonymous Groups meeting at OutReach

LGBT Al Anon (Closed Group)
Tuesdays, 5:30pm (for affected family and friends of alcoholics)
2701 International Lane, Ste 101, Madison WI 53704 Phone: 608.255.8582 for more information.

• Bottoms Up
Bottoms Up is a round table discussion group for bottoms, submissives, slaves, and switches based in Madison, WI. Each meeting will be focused around a topic for all participants to discuss, ask questions, and provide their experience on. MEETING INFO: The first Wednesday of the month at 7pm.

OutReach LGBT Community Center
2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704
Email: Christina at hellopinky077@gmail.com

• Chippewa Valley LGBT Community Center
The mission of the Chippewa Valley LGBT Community Center is,“to provide services and create programs to promote well-being and unity among LGBT people in the Chippewa Valley area.”

email: info@cvlgbt.org
web: www.cvlgbt.info
Phone: 715.552.LGBT (5428)

• Dairyland Cowboys and Cowgirls
Dairyland Cowboys and Cowgirls (Dairyland) is a collective of Wisconsin gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and friends dedicated to promoting country dancing and
camaraderie in a fun and supportive environment.

email: rrkilmer@wisc.edu 
web: www.dairylanddancers.com

• Diverse and Resilient, Inc.
Diverse & Resilient, Inc. is a public benefit organization whose mission is the healthy development of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Wisconsin by assisting groups and communities to take action.

2439 N Holton Street, Milwaukee WI 53212
web: www.diverseandresilient.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/dresilient
Phone: 414.390.0444 
Fax: 414.390.9980

• Dodge County Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender Social Group Of Wisconsin
This is a social group for all the Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender people to enjoy the company of their own community. All races are welcome- join and make a difference in the GLBT Community. Must be 18. We are proud In Dodge County WI!

web: www.care2.com/c2c/group/DCGLBTSGOW

• Fair Wisconsin
Fair Wisconsin Inc. works to build a fair, safe, and inclusive Wisconsin for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people by advancing, achieving, and protecting LGBT civil rights through lobbying, legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition building and electoral involvement.

203 S. Paterson Street, Suite 200, Madison WI 53703
email: info@fairwisconsin.com
web: www.fairwisconsin.comfairwisconsineducationfund.com
Phone: 608.441.0143 
Fax: 608.268.0146

• Friends To Be With
A social group for folks with developmental and/or physical disabilities and their allies. MEETING INFO: The first Wednesday of the month at 11:00am

c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI, 53704
email: friendstobewith@gmail.com

• Fruit Fest
Fruit Fest is an Annual LGBTQI Summer Music Festival held in Madison, Wisconsin.

The music festival is an all-ages free event organized to celebrate Madison’s gay community through a day of music, performance and celebration.

c/o Plan B, 924 Williamson St, Madison, WI 53703
email: corey@planbmadison.com 
web: fruitfestmadison.org

• Gay & Gray - Senior Discussion Group
Senior LGBT adults meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 1-3pm at the Madison Senior Center. Participants determine the discussion topics based on current

c/o Madison Senior Center, 330 W. Mifflin St, Madison WI 53703

email: mail@LGBTseniors.org 
web: www.lgbtseniors.org
Phone: 608.255.8582

• LGBT Books to Prisoners
LGBT Books to Prisoners sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to LGBTQ-identified prisoners across the United States. For nearly ten years, we have supported the educational and reading interests of more than 3000 LGBTQ prisoners incarcerated in prisons in every state. We do this because:

• We want to acknowledge, and work against, the oppressive functions of the prison system. Our project shifts some control back into prisoners’ hands.

• Incarcerated persons have little access to reading material, and LGBTQ-identified prisoners have a particularly hard time finding resources that meet their needs and wants. We are in a position to gather and distribute these resources.

• We believe that our work affirms the dignity of all individuals by providing access to knowledge of their choosing, so that they can learn and grow as they desire. 

We respond to prisoners’ requests as directly as
possible. LGBTQ people behind bars face many hardships, including — but not limited to — isolation and physical violence. We want them to know that they have a supportive community on the outside that cares about
their wellbeing.

c/o Rainbow Bookstore, 426 W Gilman St, Madison WI 53703
email: lgbtbookstoprisoners@gmail.com
web: www.lgbtbookstoprisoners.org

• LGBT History Group
Sponsored by the LGBT Senior Alliance, this group focuses on the rich local history of the LGBT movement of Wisconsin, Madison in particular. Topics will be different each month.

c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Ste 101, Madison WI 53704
email: mail@LGBTSeniors.org
Phone: 608.255.8582 (OutReach)

• LGBT Resource Center for the Seven Rivers Region, Inc.
We are the voice and presence in southwest Wisconsin promoting understanding and building connections regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.

230 Sixth St South, LaCrosse WI 54601
Mailing Address: PO Box 3313, La Crosse, WI 54602
email: info@7riverslgbt.org
web: http://7riverslgbt.org
Phone: 608.784.0452

• LGBT Senior Alliance
The LGBT Senior Alliance is a joint program of OutReach and the Madison Senior Center. Its purpose is to create a better quality of life for LGBT older adults by building partnerships with senior service providers and providing intergenerational social opportunities.

c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704
email: mail@LGBTSeniors.org
Gay And Gray: GayAndGray@LGBTSeniors.org
Volunteering: Volunteers@LGBTSeniors.org
web: www.lgbtseniors.org
Phone: Steve Starkey, 608.255.8582 or Christine Beatty, 608.267.8652

• LGBTQ Narratives
This is a queer activist-writers’ fiscally sponsored project of OutReach in which participants produce and share personal narratives and other creative works.Please contact lgbtqnarratives@gmail.com for a brief screening interview before attending a meeting. Meets the first Wednesdays of the month at 7pm.

c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704

email: lgbtqnarratives@gmail.com
web: http://lgbtqnarratives.blogspot.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/LGBTQNarratives

• Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
A community-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for LGBT people in the Metro Milwaukee area.

1110 N Market St, 2nd Floor, Milwaukee, WI 53202
email: help@mkelgbt.org 
web: www.mkelgbt.org
Phone: 414.271.2656 Fax: 414.271.2161

• Milwaukee Pridefest
Started in 1987, Pridefest Inc. produces the largest Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride festival in Wisconsin, held at the Henry W. Meier Festival Park (the Summerfest grounds) annually in Milwaukee, WI. 

Milwaukee Pridefest is the largest Pride celebration held in the nation and the biggest and most attended in Wisconsin.
PrideFest is accomplished through the work of the Board of Directors, which oversees the festival year-round, and the Production Team, which develops and carries out the day-to-day planning of the festival.

The mission of PrideFest is to celebrate the diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) culture and community.

Mailing Address:
PrideFest, Inc, PO Box 1444, Milwaukee, WI, 53201-1444
Office: 1110 North Market St, 2nd Floor-Suite 204M, Milwaukee, WI 53202
email: info@pridefest.com
web: www.pridefest.com
Pride Info Line 414.272.3378

• New Harvest Foundation
New Harvest Foundation is the only foundation in Dane County that channels charitable contributions exclusively to organizations working to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights, services, culture and community development. Founded in 1984, New Harvest Foundation is operated by a volunteer Board of Directors and and assisted by a team of friends. 

It pools contributions of hundreds of donors each year to provide grant money to LGBT causes. New Harvest empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, & transgender individuals by providing money for projects that nurture our communities’ strengths, pride, diversity and positive character for all to see.

PO Box 1786, Madison WI 53701
email: admin@newharvestfoundation.org
web: www.newharvestfoundation.org
Phone: 608.467.4445

• OPEN (Out Professional & Engagement Network)
Out Professional & Executive Network connects and creates leaders by actively engaging in professional development, corporate and community outreach, networking and mentoring programs.

PO Box 1646, Madison WI 53701
email: info@OPENmadison.org
web: http://openmadison.org
Phone: 608.561.3849

• OutReach LGBT Community Center
The mission of OutReach is “to promote equality and quality of life for LGBT People.” OutReach provides the following services:

• Community Safe Space: The OutReach Community Center is open to the public Mon. through Fri., 12pm to 8pm. and Sat. noon to 4pm. OutReach posts information on current events, job openings, housing, health and brochures from area LGBT organizations and services.

•Social, Support, Discussion and Coming Out Groups: OutReach offers coming out and discussion/social/support groups throughout the year. Call (608) 255-8582 for updated schedule information.

• Information and Referral: Stop by or call (608) 255-8582. Trained volunteers and staff provide information on a wide variety of community services and resources along with referrals to LGBT and LGBT-friendly professionals. Counseling, medical, legal, home buying, financial planning, spiritual and other referrals are available upon request.

• Lending Library: The Earl Greely Memorial Library is the largest LGBT library in Wisconsin. Over 6,000 books, current magazines and newsletters are available with videos to be added soon. Books may be borrowed for up to 30 days.

• Meeting Space: LGBT organizations and allies are welcome to use the group meeting room and meeting areas available at OutReach. Call (608) 255-8582 for scheduling availability.

• Calendar and Guide: A monthly calendar of events and meetings, with organization telephone numbers is available in print form at several local outlets and at our new website, www.lgbtdirectory.com. The Calendar and Guide also includes a resource guide to LGBT and LGBT-friendly businesses and organizations.

• The Directory: This popular annual publication of supportive organizations and businesses, which you are now reading, is the 26th edition of The Directory. The Directory has a separate website: www.lgbtdirectory.org.

• Peer Counseling: Stop by or call (608) 255-8582. Staff and trained volunteers provide peer counseling, crisis intervention and support.

• Advocacy: Peer support, information and referrals to service professionals are available to individuals who experience discrimination or harassment based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

• Seniors: LGBT Senior Alliance offers several programs to the LGBT senior community, including quarterly senior social dinners, and the Gay and Gray discussion group. We also now have a LGBT Senior Advocate staff position that connects LGBT seniors with existing social service agencies and works to make those agencies LGBT supportive. The LGBT Senior Alliance can be found on their own website: www.lgbtseniors.org.

• Speakers’ Bureau: A tool for facilitating education and dialogue on issues relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. OutReach sends speakers to a variety of audiences, including colleges, businesses, service agencies, religious/spiritual organizations, etc.

• Willma’s Fund provides small grants to people over 18 in Dane County that experience homelessness. Contact Angie at (608) 255 8582 for more information.

• This year we will host our third OutReach Pride March on Sunday August 21st. The march will be up State Street to the Capitol Square and conclude with a rally at the top of State Street.

• OutThere is a social and support group for LGBT youth from the ages of 18 through 24. The group does a variety of activities and also focuses on health and STI prevention.

• OutReach hosts several websites including lgbtoutreach.org, genderwellness.org and lgbtdirectory.org. We also produce an enewsletter and are active on social media.

Separate from our direct services, OutReach’s community advocacy/education efforts challenge social attitudes and institutional barriers that prevent full participation of LGBTQ people in society. OutReach is committed to working in cooperation with LGBT and other progressive organizations.

There are several groups, projects, project partners, and programs that are throughout The Directory including: Aces Wild, Alianza Latina, Anonymous Groups meeting at OutReach, BI-Versity, Friends To Be With, FTM / Genderqueer Group, Gay & Gray- Senior Discussion Group, Have You Lost Faith in Faith?, LGBTQ Narratives, LGBTQ History Group, Madison Area Transgender Association (MATA) Social and Support Group, Men’s Coming Out Group, Men Moving Forward, Narcotics Anonymous (LGBT-friendly), Out and About in Madison, OutReach of Rock County, OutReach Pride Parade, OutThere (18-24 yr old social group), Partners of People Who Are Transgender, Poly Out, Q-CINEMA International (LGBTQA multi- cultural film/social group), Rainbow Connections, Wicca/Pagan 101, Willma’s Fund, Women4Women Social Group, Womyn’s Coming Out Group and more!

Office Hours: Mon through Fri: 12pm - 8pm, Sat: Noon-4pm
2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704
email: info@lgbtoutreach.org 
web: www.lgbtoutreach.org
Other web addresses:
Phone: 608.255.8582 Fax: 608.255.0018

• OutReach of Rock County
OutReach expanded its support network into Rock County in November 2010. The objective of the group is to offer support, social activities, fundraising events, referral, and information to the residents of Rock County. The group meets the first Monday of the month from 6:00-8:00pm at First Christian Church (an open and affirming church) located at 1909 Highland Ave, Janesville, WI, 53548

Mailing Address:
c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704

Meeting Address:
First Christian Church, 1909 HIghland Ave, Janesville WI 53548
email: orock@lgbtoutreach.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/outreachofrockcounty
Phone: 608.255.8582 (leave message for OutReach of Rock County)

• OutReach Pride Parade
The OutReach Pride Parade for 2016 will be held Sunday August 21, 2016. Our Community Partners are Woofs, Our Lives magazine, PFLAG, and Alianza Latina.

The line up will begin at 12:00 noon in the 500 and 600 blocks of State St. The kickoff will be at 1 pm.

We will march up State Street to the Square, circle the Square and end with a rally at the top of State St. The rally will begin about 2 pm, and will include speakers and music.

Mailing Address:
c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704
email: info@lgbtoutreach.org
web: www.outreachprideparade.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1009363045801752
Phone: 608.255.8582

• OutThere
18-24 year old social group. Movie nights, trips social gatherings and the like. A program of OutReach Community Center. The group meets the first and third Sunday of the month at 5:00pm.

c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704
email: outtheremadison@gmail.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/OutThereMadison
Phone: 608.255.8582

PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights.
Meeting: Friends Meeting House, 1704 Roberts Ct, Madison WI 53711

email: pflagmadison@yahoo.com
web: www.pflag-madison.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Pflag-Madison/108173265977829
Phone: 608.848.2333 (24 hour/7 day per week voice mail number)

• Pioneers
Pioneers is a gay and lesbian social alliance for men and women in rural areas of southwestern Wisconsin.
PO Box 53, Richland Center WI 53581

email: swwipioneers@yahoo.com
web: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/swwipioneers

• Positive Voice of Northeast Wisconsin
Positive Voice is the largest LGBTQ organization in Northeast WI and works to help make the Greater Fox Cities a better, safer place to live for the LGBTQ community.

PO Box 1381, Green Bay WI 54305
email: mslynnnash@aol.com 
web: www.pvinc.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/positive.voice.3 
Phone: 920.435.4404

• Q-Cinema International (Movie/Social Group)
LGBTQA multi-cultural film/social group focuses on bringing people together to explore sexual orientation issues from multi-cultural and international perspectives. We are a group of movie enthusiasts who gather at OutReach every 2nd and 4th Wednesday nights of the month at 6:30pm. The movies shown deal with LGBT issues from different countries and cultures. Popcorn, stimulating discussions and laughter are provided FREE!! 

We welcome you to join us in exploring this wonderful world of Queer International cinema. Meets the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month at 6:30pm, Only meeting the Second Wednesdays from June to August.

c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704
email: qcinemainternational@yahoo.com 
Phone: 608.255.8582

• Rainbow Connections
Rainbow Connection is a support group for LGBTQ People who have dealt with or are dealing with mental health challenges. MEETING INFO: The fourth Wednesday of the month from 4:30-6 pm.

c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, Suite 101, Madison WI 53704
Email: Nancy, lgbtrainbowconnections@gmail.com
Phone: 608.255.8582

• Walworth County LGBT
Their mission is to establish a community of professionals, parents, schools, individuals, and organizations whose goal is to provide support, resources, education, and safe zones for members, families, friends, and allies of the LGBTQ community in Walworth County.

672 W Main #766, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
email: admin@lgbtwalco.com
web: www.lgbtwalco.org
Phone: 262.345.4286 (leave message)

• Willma’s Fund
The reason for this fund is because when a LGBT person is homeless there is no safe place for them to stay. The purpose of Willma’s Fund is to provide the funds needed to provide a safe place for LGBT people.

The funds raised for Willma’s Fund will be maintained at OutReach, Madison’s LGBT Community Center. Willma’s Fund has and contracts with local homeless services providers to provide services and be reimbursed by Willma’s Fund. Donations are tax deductible. For information on the fund and how you can help, leave a message for Willma at OutReach, 608.255.8582.

c/o OutReach, 2701 International Lane, #101, Madison WI 53704
email: willmasfund@lgbtoutreach.org
web: www.facebook.com/WillmasFund
Phone: Willma or Donald (leave message), 608.255.8582

• Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce works to create a fully inclusive state by promoting economic growth and opportunities among LGBT owned and friendly businesses, professionals, and corporations in Wisconsin. Representing its members, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce serves as the business advocate and the link between business and government in an effort to promote equality and fairness for all. A steering committee of LGBT business owners, community members and allies helps provide strategic oversight and advice to help shape the agenda of the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

Through social, educational and networking events, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce is the place to come together to network with people who share your values, do business within the LGBT community, find the guidance you need to pursue a new career, talk to future clients, customers, or employers, gain useful tips, ideas, strategies, and insights around business and economic development, interact with LGBT community leaders, and build your leadership skills and mentor others.

5027 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208
email: Executive Director Jason Rae - jason@wislgbtchamber.com
Membership Services - membership@wislgbtchamber.com
General Information - info@wislgbtchamber.com
web: www.wislgbtchamber.com
Phone: 414.678.9275 Fax: 414.344.1645

• Wisconsin Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf
The mission of this Alliance is to establish and maintain a society of Deaf LGBT people to encourage and promote the educational, economical and social welfare; to foster fellowship; to defend our rights; and to advance our interests as Deaf LGBT citizens concerning social justice; to build up an organization in which all worthy members may participate in the discussion of practical problems and solutions related to their social welfare.

email: radpresidentgreg@gmail.com
National Website: www.deafrad.org