The LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin is an association of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender legal professionals and their allies.  Learn more about who we are and what we do in the About Us section.


Come out to Meet the Bar!

October 8, 2018 at

Blu in the Pfister

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hope to see you there



Wisconsin Ordered to Cover Gender Confirmation Surgery for Two Medicaid Recipients

U.S. District Judge William Conley found that Wisconsin's rule prohibiting Medicaid from paying for gender confirmation surgery violates both the Affordable Care Act and the equal protection rights of transgender Medicaid recipients.

Read more about it here


We're at it again! Diversifying the Bench is coming to Madison. April 2, 2018. Registration begins at 5:15 pm. Panel at 5:30 with a networking reception to follow. CLE Credit is being applied for. Please RSVP here

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Thanks to all who came out last night in support of an amazing event. Details coming soon about  a similar panel being planned for Madison this Spring! 

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Leslie Gutierrez, previously of Whyte HirschBoeck Dudek, now Husch Blackwell, was featured in July 2017 Wisconsin Law Journal for her outstanding legal service.

"WHD’s Gutierrez carefully maps out strategies to aid her clients." By MaryBeth Matzek

Register for free with Wisconsin Law Journal and read more about this amazing attorney, fellow LGBT Bar Member, & Director, here.


Congratulations to Ruth Irvings, Wisconsin Law Journal 2016 Woman of the Year!!!

Irvings heads Law Journal’s outstanding Women in the Law class. Watch the video below. 

LGBT BAR FOUNDING BOARD MEMBERS at our 2nd anniversary. (Can you believe the Bar is now 3 years old?!: (From Left to Right) Kate Westfall, Bob Held, Morgan Tilleman, Danielle Bailey, Taylor Barnes, & Lauren Schuster.


Come Out to Meet the Bar! Happy Hour & Networking Event

September date TBD

5:30--7:30 p.m.

Blu at the Pfister

More details on upcoming and past events can be found at our Events Page


With support from the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission, The LGBT Bar created Know Your LGBT Rights cards, which are now available at various LGBT resource centers in Milwaukee, and soon Madison. Take a look at the card here...

Creating Diverse and Inclusive Environments in Law Firms      By Jacquie Champagne.

This year the Human Rights Campaign Fund awarded eighty-nine law firms perfect scores for workplace treatment of LGBT individuals. On first blush, this looks like quite an achievement. Read More...

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