The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee LGBT Resource Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and members of communities using sexual orientation and gender identity and expression as our framework. Our work is accomplished through student-centered education, outreach, advocacy, and support. An investment in the LGBT Resource Center can help us succeed in our vision of creating an inclusive campus, free of discrimination and where social justice inspires community engagement and equality.
Each year, we celebrate LGBT+ and allied graduating students at our annual Lavender Graduation. For more than five years, Lavender Graduation has been our chance to pay tribute to the individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to UWM LGBT+ communities.
The UWM community and alums are invited to attend, and we would love to see you there! The catered, celebratory evening also features a keynote speaker. If you are a UWM alumnus interested in volunteering as a speaker, please contact us.
This general fund assists the Center’s mission of support, education, and advocacy. Funds may be used to support programs such as films, lectures, workshops, training and development and important resources such as books, pamphlets, and DVDs. An investment in the UWM LGBT Resource Center can help us succeed in our vision of creating an inclusive campus that’s free of discrimination. All proceeds from this fund directly benefit our students and community.
To make a gift online visit the online giving website. You may designate your gift by selecting “Other” from the drop down menu and denoting that you would like your gift to go to the LGBT Resource Center in the “Special Instructions” section.
You can also give to us directly through our Give OUT Day webpage as well. Give OUT Day is a national initiative that engages hundreds of organizations and mobilizes thousands of people on a single day across the country to give in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community.
Make a gift or pledge over the phone by calling the UWM Foundation at 1-800-654-0434 or 414-906-4640.
We love new books for our lending library! We’re happy to work with community members to pick up book donations locally. If you’re not local, or don’t have a collection to donate from, you can use Amazon to select a book of your choice for our library, or grant one of the “wishes” from our Wish List. Your donation will be valued for years to come!!
We sincerely appreciate all of your support! If you have questions about ways you can help the LGBTRC, please do not hesitate to contact us.