Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer+ Resources

These pages provide resources for Universities of Wisconsin staff and faculty that serve LGBTQ+ students. They also provide information for employees of the UWs on policies that affect LGBTQ+ staff and faculty.

This work is done through an intersectional and social justice lens. LGBTQ+ people have multiple identities that include race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, and dis/ability status, which means that work for the inclusion of LGBTQ+ communities must also combat oppression in all of its interrelated forms (i.e., sexism, racism, classism, trans/bi/homophobia). The work done on UW campuses by staff and faculty that serve LGBTQ+ students helps to promote student retention, graduation, and academic success.

Annual P.B. Poorman Award

The Universities of Wisconsin and the LGBTQ+ Inclusivity Initiative established the annual Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People in 2008, honoring the memory of Dr. Poorman and recognizing System faculty, staff, and students for excellence in their advocacy, research, and/or service efforts on behalf of LGBTQ+ communities.

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