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Share Your Heart! (2017)

September 1, 2017

Heart of Canal Street is Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s signature community program that raises funds for children’s charities, and Diverse & Resilient is in the running to be a beneficiary. Heart of Canal Street has raised…

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Diverse & Resilient Mourns the Homicide of Andrew Nesbitt in Madison, Wisconsin

March 30, 2017

Diverse & Resilient is heartbroken to learn of the homicide of Andrew (Drew) Nesbitt in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday, March 27, 2017. “As an advocate for LGBTQ individuals who are victims of violence, I…

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Share Your Heart! (2016)

November 1, 2016

Heart of Canal Street is Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s community program that raises funds for children’s charities, and Diverse & Resilient is in the running to be a beneficiary. Heart of Canal Street has…

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Welcoming Lorenzo Scott

October 20, 2016

Diverse & Resilient is excited to welcome Lorenzo Anthony S. to our staff!  During the past five years, Lorenzo has been dedicated to social services as a primary contact for those seeking economic support…

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Welcoming Me’Donna Carothers

September 1, 2016

Diverse & Resilient is excited to welcome Me’Donna Carothers to the staff as the new Healthy Girls coordinator!  From Racine, WI, Me’Donna has been working with youth for about ten years, and she was…

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Welcoming Kathy Flores

July 11, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Kathy Flores will be joining D&R to coordinate our two statewide intimate partner violence (IPV) programs.  Kathy is currently the Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator for the City of…

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Welcoming Gerry Howze & Everett Marshburn

May 12, 2016

We are happy to announce two new D&R board members: Gerry Howze, Executive Director at PEARLS for Teen Girls, and Everett Marshburn, Senior Producer of Black Nouveau at Milwaukee Public Television.  Welcome, Gerry and…

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Diverse & Resilient Announces 2016 Leadership Awards

January 25, 2016

Diverse & Resilient has selected five leaders as recipients of its 2016 LGBTQ leadership awards.  These individuals and organizations have demonstrated leadership in improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender…

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Donate & Double Your Impact!

December 22, 2015

Make a donation by December 31, and your new or increased gift will be doubled up to $5,000, thanks to a generous donor. By Gerry Coon, PhD, President & CEO As we prepare to end…

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Remembering Diane Pollard

December 17, 2015

It is with great sadness we report that Diane Pollard, a longtime Diverse & Resilient board member, recently passed away.  Diane was a retired UW – Milwaukee professor and a great advocate for the…

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A Message from Gerry Coon (December 2015)

December 1, 2015

By Gerry Coon, PhD, President & CEO December will mark the start of my fifth month at Diverse & Resilient, and I am happy to report that, despite some challenges, we are doing well!…

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Introducing Gerry Coon

August 6, 2015

By Gerry Coon, PhD, President & CEO It is an honor to begin serving as the new President & CEO of Diverse & Resilient, an agency I have long admired.  I pursued this position…

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Season of Appreciation

July 21, 2015

By Gary Hollander, PhD, President & CEO The past several months have been dubbed Season of Appreciation for me at Diverse & Resilient.  One or more times a week I am taken to lunch or…

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Defining Pride: Part Four

June 26, 2015

In this series of short essays, Diverse & Resilient staff members share their thoughts on the subject of pride: what does pride look like, what does pride mean to us as individuals, and what…

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Defining Pride: Part Three

June 19, 2015

In this series of short essays, Diverse & Resilient staff members share their thoughts on the subject of pride: what does pride look like, what does pride mean to us as individuals, and what…

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Defining Pride: Part Two

June 12, 2015

In this series of short essays, Diverse & Resilient staff members share their thoughts on the subject of pride: what does pride look like, what does pride mean to us as individuals, and what…

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Defining Pride: Part One

June 5, 2015

In this series of short essays, Diverse & Resilient staff members share their thoughts on the subject of pride: what does pride look like, what does pride mean to us as individuals, and what…

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414ALL Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

March 2, 2015

Diverse & Resilient is pleased to announce the one year anniversary of 414ALL, a local condom campaign that addresses Milwaukee’s high STI and teen pregnancy rates through condom distribution, social marketing, community organizing, and education….

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Staff & Board Members to be Honored at Legends Event

February 11, 2015

Diverse & Resilient staff and board members have been recognized by the Legends Recognition Event as Black LGBTQ leaders of note in Wisconsin. Staff members Ronnie Grace and James (Jazzy) Ford, and board member Velvet…

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Zinkgraf Joins D&R Board

February 3, 2015

We’re excited to welcome Todd Zinkgraf to the board of directors. Todd is the VP of Enterprise Solutions at Northwestern Mutual, focusing on technology, process improvement, and analytical solutions for the company. Todd also…

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Leadership Conference Promises to Inspire

February 2, 2015

Register today! Fair Wisconsin Education Fund and Diverse & Resilient will host the fourth annual Wisconsin LGBTQ Leadership Conference February 20-22 in Milwaukee. The conference is the only one of its kind in Wisconsin. Each…

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Syphilis Cases on the Rise in Milwaukee Among Young, Black Gay Men

January 29, 2015

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel The number of syphilis cases among young black gay men in Milwaukee has spiked at the same time that HIV cases in this group also have started another alarming upward trend….

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Diverse & Resilient Announces 2015 Leadership Awards

January 20, 2015

Diverse & Resilient has selected eight leaders as recipients of its 2015 LGBTQ leadership awards.  The awardees are individuals and organizations who have demonstrated leadership in improving the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and…

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Artists Selected for Second Year of Residence Program

December 24, 2014

Diverse & Resilient’s Youth Advisory Board has selected two new artists for the Artist in Residence program for 2015. The two artists are Kim Loper and Nicole Acosta. Kim Loper’s project, which will begin in January…

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Program Update: Healthy Girls

December 11, 2014

Our new program year for the Healthy Girls program has kicked-off to a great start! We’ve developed some amazing partnerships in Milwaukee’s public schools and worked closely with community members who are championing and…

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Black Nouveau Features D&R Staff on World AIDS Day

December 3, 2014

Milwaukee Public TV’s program Black Nouveau featured D&R’s HIV testing coordinator, Ronnie Grace, and former testing specialist Chris Lee on last week’s program in honor of World AIDS Day. Grace and Lee talked about their…

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MAC AIDS Fund Releases Film to Raise Awareness of HIV/AIDS

December 1, 2014

Over the past year and a half, MAC AIDS Fund has worked with documentary filmmaker Andrew Jenks, to make a film about HIV/AIDS to inspire young people to take action. The three brave young…

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D&R Wins Miracle on Canal Street Drawing

November 10, 2014

Last week we got the exciting news that D&R will be one of Potawatomi Hotel & Casino’s Miracle on Canal Street nonprofits in 2015. We were accepted into the program earlier this summer and…

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Board Pledges $117,000 to Fulfilling the Dream Campaign

November 7, 2014

The Board of Directors of Diverse & Resilient has pledged $117,000 to a new campaign to support the agency during its executive transition. Founding President & CEO Gary Hollander will leave his position in July…

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Food Drive Supports Youth & Adult Programs

November 7, 2014

We’re excited to announce that staff members at United Way of Greater Milwaukee has chosen Diverse & Resilient to be the recipient of food collected through their staff food drive.  The food drive will run…

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Healthy Girls Makes an Impact at Golda Meir School

November 7, 2014

In October Diverse & Resilient delivered its first program at Golda Meir school. The Healthy Girls – Making Proud Choices evidence-based sexual health program for teen girls was delivered to 22 girls in 8th…

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Northwestern Mutual Hears Stories of Acceptance

November 7, 2014

We’re excited to be partnering with Northwestern Mutual on Acceptance Journeys, a program that works to increase love, acceptance, and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Northwestern Mutual invited us to present…

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D&R in the Running for Miracle on Canal Street

October 15, 2014

Miracle on Canal Street is Potawatomi’s signature community program that raises funds for children’s and youth charities – and Diverse & Resilient is in the running to be a beneficiary. Miracle has raised more than…

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Hanging Out with Tim Gunn

October 14, 2014

On Saturday, D&R youth program participants had a chance to meet and talk with Tim Gunn, star of the hit TV show Project Runway. Tim talked about his experiences growing up and coming out,…

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414ALL Unwraps Condoms for Art

September 10, 2014

Last week, the 414ALL Condom Campaign hosted its first Condom Unwrap Party, unwrapping over 17,000 expired condoms that will be used in artworks to raise awareness of HIV prevention. The work will be displayed as part…

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Gary Hollander Named One of HuffPost’s 50 Over 50

August 9, 2014

Diverse & Resilient CEO Gary Hollander was named one of Huffington Post’s 2014 50 over 50 honorees in the category of Giving Back. Gary Hollander spent three decades working as a public school teacher,…

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Black Nouveu Wins Three First Place Awards from National Association of Black Journalists

August 5, 2014

Milwaukee’s own Black Nouveau won three first place awards at the National Association for Black Journalists’ 2014 Salute To Excellence Awards. Two of the award-winning programs were produced by Everett L. Marshburn, recipient of…

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Ronnie Grace Honored with Milwaukee Community Journal Award

July 31, 2014

Ronnie Grace, Program Coordinator for Diverse & Resilient’s Counseling, Testing, and Referral program, is receiving an award from the Milwaukee Community Journal this weekend.  As part of their 38th anniversary and scholarship brunch this…

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Agency Leader Announces Plan to Retire

July 17, 2014

By Gary Hollander, PhD, President & CEO In 1995, OJ Simpson, Greg Louganis, and the Oklahoma City Federal Building were in the news. LGBTQ people were again blocked from marching in Boston’s St. Patrick’s…

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D&R Hosts Fire & Police Commission Meeting

July 14, 2014

Last week the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission held their public meeting in our youth space on Holton Street. The space was packed with commission members, the executive director, fire and police chiefs, police…

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D&R to Host Fire & Police Commission Public Meeting

July 7, 2014

On Thursday, July 10, Diverse & Resilient will host a public meeting for the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission. This is the first time D&R has hosted the Commission, which holds its public meetings at…

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D&R Welcomes New Board Officers

June 26, 2014

Diverse & Resilient is excited to welcome two board directors to new roles as officers of the board. Carlton Stansbury was elected to serve as board chair and Tanya Atkinson will serve as vice-chair….

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D&R Adds Two Staff to Support Programs

June 12, 2014

We’re excited to announce the arrival of two new team members joining us to support program work: Dan Ruge joined us this week as Program Director. He has spent most of the last ten years…

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Celebrating Sarah Morgan

June 12, 2014

Morgan leaves legacy as Board Chair of Diverse & Resilient Diverse & Resilient celebrates the leadership of Sarah Morgan, who has served as Board Chair of the agency during a period of significant staff,…

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Marshburn Nominated for NABJ Awards

June 2, 2014

Everett L. Marshburn, Diverse & Resilient’s 2013 Bayard Rustin Leadership Award winner, has been nominated for two awards from the National Association of Black Journalists. Marshburn is the producer of Black Nouveau, the Milwaukee Public Television…

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Grants from Brico, GMF Support Health Work

April 21, 2014

D&R is pleased to announce grants from the Brico Fund and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation this Spring to support our work toward the health and well-being of LGBTQ people in Wisconsin. The Brico Fund…

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It’s Not a Lifestyle – It’s Our Life

April 4, 2014

Published in the April 4 edition of the Wisconsin Gazette Think back to your first date.  Was it at the movies, at a sporting event, or at a smoke-filled bar?  Did your friends and…

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Reviving the Dream Spotlights LGBTQ Leaders

March 21, 2014

See event photos on Facebook On Thursday night, nearly 300 guests celebrated the legacy of Bayard Rustin at the Reviving the Dream Celebration, held at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The event put a…

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Award Puts Everett Marshburn in the Spotlight

March 11, 2014

James Causey of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covers the Bayard Rustin Leadership Award, presented to Everett L. Marshburn at the Reviving the Dream Celebration on March 20, 2014.

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New Grants Bolster Work

March 5, 2014

Diverse & Resilient received new grants in 2014 that will add to our capacity to serve LGBTQ people in Wisconsin. We are grateful to these funders, as well as the hundreds of individuals who make this work possible though their gifts and support.

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett & County Executive Chris Abele Declare March “Enroll Milwaukee Month”

March 4, 2014

The countdown is on to March 31, the final day for enrollment through the Health Insurance Marketplace. In a call to action to all area residents, Mayor Tom Barrett and County Executive Chris Abele have declared March to be “Enroll Milwaukee Month.”

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414ALL Condom Campaign Launches at City Hall

February 28, 2014

On February 27, Diverse & Resilient launched its newest program, 414ALL, a condom campaign aimed at reducing unwanted pregnancy and STI rates among teens in Milwaukee.

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Faith Communities Need to Fight Stigma, Lutheran Pastor Says

February 27, 2014

The Journal Sentinel covered a round table event sponsored by All Peoples Lutheran Church, the Greater Milwaukee Synod of the ELCA and Diverse & Resilient. The round table discussion was about how faith communities can work to reduce the spread of HIV infection through acceptance and education.

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Diverse & Resilient Announces 2014 Leadership Awards

February 27, 2014

On Thursday, March 20 2014, 11 Wisconsin leaders will receive recognition awards from Diverse & Resilient at a celebration of the life of Bayard Rustin, African American civil rights leader and promoter of social justice and nonviolence. Among the award recipients are youth, allies, program staff, and organizations honored for their efforts on behalf of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in Wisconsin.

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Diverse & Resilient, Commissioner Bevan Baker, & Health Promoters Launch 414ALL Community Condom Campaign

February 17, 2014

On February 27, Diverse & Resilient will host the official launch of 414ALL, a condom campaign that addresses Milwaukee’s high sexually transmitted infection (STI) and teen pregnancy rates. The launch party will be held…

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2014 Leadership Conference Engages & Inspires

February 10, 2014

The 2014 Wisconsin LGBTQ Leadership Conference was a great success, with over 150 people from across the State of Wisconsin attending. We partnered with our good friends at Fair Wisconsin to host this third annual conference that brings together LGBTQ leaders and allies to learn, improve skills, network, and make change.

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Diverse & Resilient Launches Artist in Residence Program

February 10, 2014

Diverse & Resilient is partnering with the Mary Nohl Foundation to offer an artist in residence program for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender participants in 2014. Visual artist Maureen Kane and improv theater group Playback Milwaukee Theatre will mentor participants in creating their own works of art to display publicly throughout the year.

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All People’s Church Addresses HIV & the Role of the Faith Community

February 10, 2014

Reverend Steve Jerbi of All Peoples Church and Diverse & Resilient are hosting a special Black History Month event on February 23. Reverend Andrena Ingram will give guest sermons addressing HIV and the role of the faith community at 9 and 11 AM.

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Everett L. Marshburn Honored with Bayard Rustin Award from Diverse & Resilient

January 31, 2014

Diverse & Resilient is pleased to honor television producer Everett L. Marshburn with the second-annual Bayard Rustin Leadership Award. Marshburn is the producer of Milwaukee Public Television’s Black Nouveau, an award-winning program that examines issues, culture, history, heritage, and challenges facing and affecting African Americans.

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Happy New Year from D&R

December 30, 2013

2013 has been an exciting year at Diverse & Resilient. Take a look at what we’ve been up to over the past year.

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Family Reunion Celebrates Acceptance Journeys Campaign

November 23, 2013

Acceptance Journeys celebrated its one-year anniversary with a family reunion event at the Zilber School of Public Health. A group of Acceptance Journeys participants including Representative Sandy Pasch, Pastor Kenneth Wheeler, and many other community members, gathered to reunite and celebrate.

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Diverse & Resilient Adds Six Staff

August 30, 2013

Diverse & Resilient is growing quickly. Six new staff positions were added over the summer to support programs in sexual health, healthy relationships, and agency administration.

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