Astraea Lesbian Foundation

Astraea’s International Fund supports groups led by LGBTQI communities working for progressive social change, addressing oppression based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression, and advancing work for racial, economic and gender justice.

LEAGUE Foundation

This program is open to graduating high school seniors who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

Live Out Loud

Every year, Live Out Loud rewards hardworking LGBTQ graduating seniors with scholarships that help make their college dreams a reality.

PFLAG National

Students are eligible to receive scholarships from both their local chapter and the national PFLAG office.

Point Foundation

Empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential to make a significant impact on society. In addition to financial support, Point Foundation matches each scholar with a mentor.

Human Rights Campaign database

The HRC hosts a database of LGBTQ scholarship opportunities. Sort by Wisconsin or other states.

GLBT Alumni Council

The GLBT Alumni Council, in association with the GSCC, offers an annual cluster of scholarships to LGBTQ+ and similarly-identified students who have shown potential and sustainable leadership and impact on the LGBTQ community at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The common application for these scholarships will be open in March 2024. Keep an eye on our newsletter and Instagram for updates!

Please contact Katherine with questions.


Archives & Scholarly Projects

LGBTQ Archives Project

The LGBTQ Archive contains oral histories, personal papers, photographs, ephemera and organizational records related to LGBTQ life in Madison and Dane County from the 1940s to today.  Beginning with only a few oral histories, the collection has grown to include an increasingly diverse array of materials and voices from the LGBTQ community.

This is a growing collection, focused on offering the most accurate reflection of the community possible.  To add your voice, please contact the UW-Madison Archives at 608 262-5629 or 

LGBT Oral History Project

This project from UW-Madison’s Oral History Program consists of people who have expressed interest in gathering, preserving, and providing access to the stories, memories, and documents of Madison’s LGBT community. Browse interviews, movie clips, and more at the link!

The project invites advice, comments and volunteers in any capacity.  To get involved, contact the project director, Troy Reeves, at (608) 890-1899 or

LGBT Civil Rights Movement

This course offered in 2008 explored the political, social, and cultural history of the mid-twentieth century U.S. LGBTQ movement.

Students traveled to Detroit, Washington D.C., and New York City on a ten-day exploration of historical sites.  There, they met with living leaders of the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement, visited organizations and conducted interviews. Listen to interviews and explore the course’s interactive website at the link above.

LGBTQ+ Studies Certificate

The LGBTQ+ Studies Certificate Program, administered by the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, is a campus-wide program open to students in any major. Courses that count toward this interdisciplinary certificate come from a wide range of fields including literature, history, sociology, medical history, as well as from gender and women’s studies.

The program coordinator is Dr. Finn Enke, a strong partner of the GSCC.

Visit LGBTQ+ Studies Course Requirements for current courses and more information.

Databases & Electronic Guides

LGBT Issues Undergraduate Research Guide

This guide includes books, scholarly articles, images, statistics and other media for undergraduate students researching LGBTQ topics.  Created by College Library.

UW-System LGBTQ Studies Research Guide

Especially useful for graduate students, instructors, and faculty, this guide applies across the UW System.  Created by Women’s Studies Librarian’s Office.

UW Libraries Gender & Sexuality Databases

Databases available through UW-Madison Libraries include LGBT Life with Full Text, Gender Watch and Women’s Studies International.

Library partners

Karla Strand

Position title: GWS Librarian, UW System

Trisha Prosise

Position title: Late Evening Public Services Librarian