It is with a heavy heart we share the loss of our local LGBTQ+ hero, Rae Antczak. Rae was a leader and an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. He was a kind and gentle soul who had a passion for helping others, especially trans and gender nonconforming youth coming out or in need of a friend. He helped our community understand the challenges and beauty of being trans. Anyone who met Rae will remember the impact he had on their life.

He ran many of the Center's support groups and was a key presenter and developer of our Safe Zone training program. He was also a talented graphic artist and had a love of anime and Pokémon. He will always be a part of the Center and will continue to be an inspiration. 

His family has requested donations be made to his memorial fund at the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin, in lieu of flowers.

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In memory of Rae Antczak

by LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin


It is with a heavy heart we share the loss of our local LGBTQ+ hero, Rae Antczak. Rae was a leader and an advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. He was a kind and gentle soul who had a passion for helping others, especially trans and gender nonconforming youth coming out or in need of a friend. He helped our community understand the challenges and beauty of being trans. Anyone who met Rae will remember the impact he had on their life.

He ran many of the Center's support groups and was a key presenter and developer of our Safe Zone training program. He was also a talented graphic artist and had a love of anime and Pokémon. He will always be a part of the Center and will continue to be an inspiration. 

His family has requested donations be made to his memorial fund at the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin, in lieu of flowers.