Bill’s guests tonight are Jenny Kalvaitis and Kristen Whitson, authors of We Will Always Be Here. Their book is an accessible and concise history of LGBTQ+ activism in Wisconsin. Jenny describes herself as a “cis-gender ally” and Kristin describes herself as “Queer cis-gender”.
The book was inspired by the research and books by Richard “Dick” Wilson and has a youth target audience. However, both the authors describe the book as not being limited to younger readers. Our host Bill gives a glowing review of the book, noting that he was able to read the book in five evenings. Kalvaitis and Whitson wrote the book to bring to the forefront stories of activists from Wisconsin history. Many of the stories are not as well known and the authors use the stories to inspire and encourage LGBTQ+ youth activists.