Madison Area Resources


Madison’s LGBTQ Community Center provides support groups, a lending library and a speakers’ bureau. Located at 2701 International Lane, Suite 101; Madison, WI 53704.

Phone 608-255-8582

Email Website

Briarpatch Youth Services

2720 Rimrock Road

Madison, WI 53713

24-Hour Helpline: 608-251-1126 or 800-798-1126

Their services include:

Teens Like Us

Excellent group for youth in the process of coming out.

24-Hour Helpline: 608-251-6211 800-798-1126

Briarpatch is a runaway and homeless youth program.

24-Hour Helpline: 608-251-6211 800-798-1126

Welcoming and Affirming Religious Organizations

Eric Miller, UW Social Work student, compiled a directory of Welcoming and Affirming Churches and Congregations as part of a LGBTQ course requirement. He admitted it was a lot of work. Board member Susie Murray suggested to check out the Wisconsin State Journal page that lists places of worship with the tag line of “Welcome and Affirming.” She added has visited several churches that purported to be “Welcoming and Affirming” but, sadly, this was not her experience. See the list here

Wisconsin Resources

Fair Wisconsin

Fair Wisconsin is a statewide organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the civil rights of LGBTQ people. Located at 203 Paterson St. Suite 200; Madison, WI 53703

Phone 608-441-0143

Email Website


GSAFE works for educational systems where LGBTQ and all students thrive in a safe learning environment. Located at 122 E. Olin Ave.; Madison, WI

Phone 608-661-4141

Email Website

National Resources

National PFLAG

PFLAG is a national non-profit organization with thousands of members in affiliate chapters in the US and several other countries. Their mission is education, support and advocacy for LGBTQ people, their families and supporters. Located at 1828 L St. NW Suite 660; Washington, DC 20036-5112.

Phone 202-467-8180

Email Website

Regional Director National PFLAG

RD for WI, MN, ND & SD area supports PFLAG chapters in those states and acts as a communication link with the national organization. .

Phone 605-330-0044 or 605-321-3838

Straight Spouse Network

The Straight Spouse Network is an international organization of heterosexual spouses or partners of GLBT mates. Their mission is to provide support, increase resources for straight spouses and to foster understanding between spouses or partners and their mates.

Located at Central Office, PO Box 507; MAHWAH, NJ 07430

Phone 201-825-7763 or 510-595-1005

Email Website

Southern Poverty Law Office  

They produce Teaching Tolerance materials and give them out free of charge.


Other Useful Links

Perfect Harmony Mens’ Chorus Website

Pride Festival Calendar - lists dates, locations, descriptions, etc. for hundreds of pride festivals all over the US Website: Pride Festival Calendar

Madison Gay Hockey Association Website

Human Rights Campaign Website

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Website

Aids Resource Center of Wisconsin

Orgullo Latinx LGBT+ find them on Facebook

Madison Vet Center Website

Proud Theater Website

UW-Madison LGBT Campus Center Website

Lambda Legal

Our Lives Magazine Website

Wisconsin Gazette Website

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Dane Co. Website

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Website

TransParent Support, Contact Madison Metropolitan School District LGBT Coordinator, Sherie Hohs. Email

LGBTQ Pronouns - adapted from FORGE (