About & History

OutReach LGBTQ+ Community Center has been providing Trans* based services since its inception. It wasn't until the late 90's and early 2000's that the center helped build one of the earliest versions of MATA - Madison Area Transgender Association - and provided a space for their meetings and the group itself became one of the fiscally sponsored orgs at OutReach.

OutReach later added a new position of Transgender Health Advocate onto its staff. Darla Lannert served as our first Trans Advocate and later Ginger Baier filled that role. Currently the OutReach Program Director, Mark Hargrove fills in for that role.

OutReach provides support, socializing, advocacy, health awareness, and knowledge to the Trans* Community of Madison, WI and South Central Wisconsin.