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We Will Always Be Here: Wisconsin's LGBTQ+ Historymakers on display at McIntyre Library

| Kate Hinnant

This winter, UW-Eau Claire welcomes “We Will Always Be Here,” a traveling exhibit from the Wisconsin Historical Society that explores stories of Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ advocates and community builders. Starting Monday, February 27, the exhibit will be on view on the first floor of McIntyre Library. 

Graphic novel fans will appreciate the bright and engaging exhibit featuring the stories of eight Wisconsin change agents who advocated for expanded civil liberties for people of all identities. Designed by Indigequeer Anishinaabe and Michif artist nipinet landsem, the exhibit features 10 panels that introduce the personal journeys of eight individuals across a wide spectrum of identities who have helped empower others to make a positive change in the world. From poets to elected officials, students to historians, LGBTQ+ Wisconsinites have fought for equity and inclusion and their stories are on display in “We Will Always Be Here.” 

This traveling exhibit will be on view: 

Monday, February 27-Friday, March 17, 2023 

First floor, McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 

Free and open to the public during the hours McIntyre Library is open 

The exhibit will be on display briefly in the Davies Center during the 2023 Fire Ball (February 24-25). 

UW-Eau Claire instructors, staff, and students are encouraged to incorporate this exhibit into assignments, group activities, and or other learning experiences. Contact Greg Kocken (, Robin Miller (, or your library liaison for assistance or questions.