As a local transgender advocate, I feel it is absolutely necessary to point out some facts I’ve been able to distill regarding the damage conversion therapy is likely doing to specifically the transgender community.

I’ve come to know fall is approaching when the sounds of the practicing Blugold Marching Band drift across the Chippewa River and through my open window in mid-August. It is like the air itself is vibrating with possibility — a song of energy and renewal.

Recruiting, educating and upskilling our workforce is a cornerstone of the U.S. construction industry, and an essential component to supporting our most important asset — our people — who live in communities all over Wisconsin.