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LGBTQ+ Wellness Guide

2024 LGBTQ+ Wellness Guide from Madison Public LibraryMadison Public Library welcomes and supports the LGBTQ+ community and understands that the fight for LGBTQ+ equity in America is far from over, especially for transgender people and queer people of color. Included in this guide are mental health providers, transition and sexual health resources, support groups, hotlines, and more. We hope this guide informs and empowers you to find the community and support that you need. You are not alone.

In 2024, we updated the LGBTQ+ Wellness Guide to include the most up-to-date business and contact information, focusing heavily on local and regional resource that will be most useful to Madison and Dane County residents. You'll also see that a new section was added to the guide for recreational resources - community is important, and we wanted to be sure to include things that support the whole person.

Where Can I Get One?

The new guide is currently available at all nine Madison Public Library locations and the Dream Bus.

2024 LGBTQ+ Wellness Guide from Madison Public Library Clinic PartnersWe are also working with partners across the city to distribute the 2024 guide and it will be available in community clinics beginning Monday, July 8. We want to thank our partners for being host locations for the guide, including: 

Briarpatch Youth Services

  • 2720 Rimrock Road, Fitchburg, WI 53713

Public Health of Madison & Dane County

  • East Washington Office: 2705 E. Washington Ave., Madison
  • South Madison Office: 2230 S. Park St., Madison
  • The Atrium: 2300 S. Park St., Suite 2010, Madison
  • Joining Forces for Families: 2225 Allied Dr., Madison
  • Joining Forces for Families: 1632 Main St., Sun Prairie

Reach Out & Read [Guides not available for pick-up until the second week of July 2024]

  • Wingra Family Medical Center: 1102 South Park St Madison, WI 53715
  • UW Health Northport Dr. Clinic: 3209 Dryden Drive Madison, WI 53704
  • Group Health Cooperative East Clinic: 5429 East Terrace Drive
  • UW Health Union Corners: 2402 Winnebago St., Madison, WI 53704

The Road Home Dane County

  • Main office: 890 W. Wingra, 53715
  • Housing & Hope, Balsam Road: 5808 Balsam Rd., Apt 5, 53711
  • Housing & Hope, Vera Court: 714 Vera Ct., Apt 103, 53704
  • Tailor Place: 5630 Schroeder Rd., 53711
  • Fair Oaks: 144 S. Fair Oaks Ave., 53704
  • The Breese: 1003 E. Mifflin St., 53703

    The updated guide was made possible thanks to funding from the Live Well @ Your Library initiative. Distribution of the guide would not have been possible without funds from WPS Health Solutions!

    If you would like a resource to be considered for inclusion in this guide, email

    Please note that this is not a comprehensive guide, and not every resource will be included. We do our best to evaluate resources based on factors like scope, reputation, longevity, and relevance to the local community. However, we cannot offer medical advice or guarantee all information is up to date.

    History of the Project

    In 2021, Youth Services Librarian Savannah Carr worked with community partners to create Madison Public Library's first LGBTQ+ Wellness Guide for Madison and the surrounding area. The guide includes a list of providers and resources for mental health, physical health, sexual health, and more with an emphasis on queer-owned or queer-run sources. 


    This program was made possible in part by generous support from: