Wednesday, May 25, 2022

June is as Pride Month, but not everyone may be aware of Wisconsin’s history of advocating for LGBTQ+ rights.

On Thursday, June 9 at 6 pm in the McLane Room, hear from the authors of "We Will Always Be Here: A Guide to Exploring and Understanding the History of LGBTQ+ Activism in Wisconsin” during the Fond du Lac Public Library’s History at Home program.

The presenters will be authors Jenny Kalvaitis and Kristen Whitson, who share a rich collection of examples of individuals across a wide spectrum of identities who have helped empower others to make a positive change in the world.

Kalvaitis has a master's degree in public history from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and she has worked in informal education and museum education for over 10 years. Whitson has a master's degree in library and information science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she has worked in digital preservation, community and indingenous archives, and LGBTQ+ archives.

Their book was published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Also be sure to visit a special display on the first floor of the Main Library for a collection of LGBTQ+ fiction books and DVDs.

History at Home programs focus on stories about the area's past every month. Programs are held on the second Thursday of every month at 6 pm in the McLane Room. The programs are free; no registration necessary to attend. Those who are unable to attend in person may watch live via Facebook at Many History at Home programs also are captured on video and shared on the library's YouTube channel.