LGBTQ Pride Month

Prairie du Chien Memorial Library

Donations of LGBTQ books flood into Prairie du Chien library following Van Orden report

BY: - September 1, 2021

The Prairie du Chien library has received dozens of donations of LGBTQ-themed books in recent days after a staff member was harassed by Republican congressional candidate Derrick Van Orden over an LGBTQ Pride Month display.  The La Crosse Tribune reported last week that in June, Van Orden went to the Prairie du Chien Memorial Library, […]

Rep. Barbara Dittrich - Trans athlete bills

Assembly Republicans pass bills excluding trans girls and women from sports

BY: - June 17, 2021

Multiple times during a debate on Wednesday over two bills that would exclude transgender girls and women from playing sports in leagues that align with their gender identity, the bills’ author, Rep. Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc) expressed outrage over accusations from Democrats that the legislation was “shameful” or “cruel.”  “We’ve heard some really unkind rhetoric here […]

Democrats call out ‘systemic racism’ by Assembly Republican leaders for punishing their free speech

BY: - June 10, 2021

Republicans in the Legislature generally shrug off accusations from Democrats that they are being callous to Wisconsinites by refusing to provide health care coverage or elitist by giving tax breaks to the wealthy while making it harder for low-income families to get food or child care.  But there’s one charge that generates a quick reaction: […]