Who We Are & What We Do
The Sheboygan County LGBTQ Alliance exists to help create a fair and inclusive county where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and where all people live freely regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Our Mission & Vision
The Sheboygan County LGBTQ Alliance exists to:
Raise awareness of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community
Address the needs of LGBTQ+ residents
Build solidarity and allyship
Support action for intersectional justice
We envision a community that is welcoming, safe, and informed.
Education & Health
Ensuring vital service providers have appropriate policies and practices to equitably serve LGBTQ+ students and patients.
Government & Social Services
Increasing representation and leadership of LGBTQ+ people in local government and social service organizations.
Business & Employment
Providing subject matter expertise to businesses and business leaders about LGBTQ+ employees and concerns.
The Sheboygan County LGBTQ Alliance operates within and upon the ancient native land of Sheboygan County, which has traditionally been held by several distinct and sovereign Indigenous peoples. We honor and recognize the Sioux, Miami, Potawatomi, Menominee, and Ho-Chunk people who have lived on and stewarded this territory from time immemorial. We pay homage to those who were forcibly and violently removed from their ancestral land by colonizers, as well as those who continue to care for this land and the vibrant cultures it has sustained to this day.
We also wish to extend our deepest gratitude to the Indigenous Two-Spirit individuals, whose presence and contributions are integral to the tapestry of both Indigenous communities and the broader LGBTQ+ community. We honor our Indigenous LGBTQ2S+ kin and all the native peoples whose land we occupy.
Acknowledging the land is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory we reside on. It is essential to comprehend the enduring history that has led us to inhabit this land and to reflect upon our role within that history. Land acknowledgments are not just a retrospective act or historical context; colonialism is an ongoing process, and we must actively cultivate awareness of our present involvement in harmful colonial practices. Recognizing the land also respects Indigenous protocols.
As a community-based organization, we are hopeful that our actions contribute positively to the stewardship of the land and the well-being of the community. We commit to caring for each other and the land and to collaborating with and learning from Indigenous peoples. It is our aspiration to leave our community in a better condition than when we found it.
Together, let us continue to build bridges of understanding, respect, and shared responsibility
for this land that sustains us all.