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Total loan: $15,000

Patrick

Madison, WI, United States / Services

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A loan helped our state's only LGBTQ media, Our Lives Magazine.


Patrick's story

Ever since running away from my small-town Indiana home as a teenager because of not feeling safe to come out as gay, I’ve been committed to working to create a world where life will be easier for those who come after me. I found support and my voice through working in national and local media, including LGBTQ media, for over a decade before arriving in Wisconsin in 2005. Seeing an opportunity to strengthen the community here, I created Our Lives magazine in 2007 to give Madison’s LGBTQ community a place to learn about the issues impacting our community and connect the businesses, events, and people that share our values. For 13 years I’ve been working to help educate and advocate for Madison’s LGBTQ community and for the past year I’ve been working to expand that support statewide to provide the entire state with the same tools that we’ve been able to provide Madison.