The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) center of SE Wisconsin which opened it’s doors just four years ago, got a special anniversary gift. the nonprofit group Fair Wisconsin gave the organization it’s Education Fund Leadership Award. The Award honors those who “stand up for fairness and advance equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Wisconsinites.” From The Journal Times:
Katie Belanger, Executive Director of Fair Wisconsin said the nonprofit was impressed by the partnerships the center has forged with organizations like the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and the Kenosha Aging and Disability Resource Center.
“These are really important partnerships to ensure that there are LGBT people at the table making decisions within the broader community,” Belanger said.
Work being undertaken by the center’s executive director Jolie McKenna also impressed Fair Wisconsin, Belanger said.
“Since Jolie McKenna has taken over we have really seen quite a spark ignite in Racine and Southeastern Wisconsin,” she said. “The center is doing really ground-breaking, important work.”
McKenna credits the center’s many volunteers and its first director Bruce Joffe for the success.