In 1978, we protected Madison's LGB anti-discrimination ordinance. In 1982, we helped pass the nation's first statewide law that extends housing and employment protection to gays and lesbians. In 1997, we helped defeat a state anti-gay marriage bill, AB104. In 2000, we helped add gender identity to Madison's 1978 ordinance. Today we continue to fight for partner benefits and family and youth rights.
OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center provides many services:
The center offers many programs for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. These include resource identification and referral, publications, a cybercenter, lending library, speaker's bureau, social and support groups, events, health programs, and fiscal sponsorship to six smaller nonprofit projects.
We also offer advocacy, publications for use in the community, services in Rock County, and more! Click on the links in this section to see how we can help!
Imagine a place where LGBT people find a welcoming, supportive environment. A place where community groups find meeting space. A place where organizations get the technical and logistical support they need.
OutReach is that place: a home for our entire community. We mobilize hundreds of volunteers, network organizations and provide friendly space to those most in need.
Earl Greely Memorial Library
The Earl Greely Memorial Library, housed at OutReach, is one of the largest and most extensive LGBT libraries in the Midwest.
The library honors the...Read More...
LGBT Switchboard Referral & Information
Whether you're looking for medical treatment, event listings or meeting times, attorneys, etc...we can help.
People face enormous emotional challenges when they come to terms with their sexuality and/or gender identity.
OutReach offers peer counseling and support groups for those dealing with coming-out. If you're having difficulties with family, relationships, the workplace, or anything else, we have peer counselors that can help you.
The mission of our Speakers' Bureau is to facilitate a dialogue on issues relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Read More...
Publications and Online Resource Guides
OutReach publications give you the information you need...Read More...
Social & Support Groups
Groups that meet at the center and in the community...Read More...