National LGBT Organizations
The National LGBT Bar Association
A national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, activists and affiliated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal organizations. The LGBT Bar promotes justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community in all its diversity. LGBT Bar Association of Wisconsin is an affiliate of The National LGBT Bar, and its members receive a discounted National LGBT Bar membership rate.
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
The TLDEF Name Change Project provides free legal name change services to transgender people through partnership with local law firms and corporate law departments. If you live in Milwaukee County and meet TLDEF’s income-eligibility guidelines, you may participate in the project. Click here for more information about the Name Change Project.
Local LGBT Organizations
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
A community-based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for LGBT people in the Metro Milwaukee area.
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and LGBT-allied businesses, professionals and individuals, throughout the state of Wisconsin, joined together to promote economic opportunities for the LGBT community by being an advocate and resource for all member businesses that promote equality.
Diverse & Resilient
D&R's mission is the healthy development of LGBT people in Wisconsin by creating sustaining programs, groups, and communities to take action.
Chicago Gender Society
The Chicago Gender Society is organized and operated for social, charitable and educational purposes. More specifically, CGS is a social and educational organization for all members of the transgender community, their supporters and for the benefit of the public. CGS provides social and educational activities and promotes a positive self-image for transgender individuals in the business community, in the media and the general public.
Fair Wisconsin Inc. works to build a fair, safe, and inclusive Wisconsin for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by advancing, achieving, and protecting LGBT civil rights through lobbying, legislative advocacy, grassroots organizing, coalition building and electoral involvement.
For 40 years, Pathfinders has helped those who serve to take charge of their lives, connect to others, and contribute to the community. The programs are designed to protect youth, strengthen individuals and families, and improve the emotional and mental health of our neighbors struggling with difficult challenges. In partnership with generous individual supporters, foundations, businesses, faith communities, and government more than 7,800 people each year are able to find safety, hope and healing.
Wisconsin Rainbow Families is a volunteer organization and community space dedicated to supporting LGBT families and friends located throughout the state of Wisconsin. WI-R-Family offers a central place to communicate, make friends, discover, educate and organize.
LGBT Legal Resources
American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin (ACLU)
ACLU defends the civil liberties and civil rights of all Wisconsin residents by means of referral, advocacy and litigation.
The Law Center for Children & Families
Cerebral Palsy Guidance - Cerebral Palsy Guidance is an educational support website dedicated to providing parents with detailed information on the complex condition of cerebral palsy. For more information about LGBT and Cerebral Palsy, feel free to visit this site