History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Wisconsin - People - Bios

Victor M. Macias-Gonzalez



Primary Involvements:

Professor of History, UW-La Crosse
Advisory Panel, Wis. LGBTQ History Project

Primary Location:

La Crosse, WI



Victor M. Macias-Gonzalez is Professor of History and Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UW-La Crosse, where he also serves as Faculty Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities. His research and publications focus on U.S. and Mexican LGBTQ+ history. He served as a historical consultant to "Wisconsin Pride" (2023) a television documentary from Wisconsin PBS on the LGBTQ+ history of Wisconsin. He also serves on the Committee on LGBTQ Status in the Profession of the American Historical Association and the executive committee of RedMuGen: The Association for the History of Women and Gender in Mexico. He is presently working on a book about gay men's homes in Mexico City ca. 1930-1970, and has a forthcoming book on Mexico's first transwoman, Martha Olmos Romero (ca. 1933-1972). He is Mexican-American and lives with his husband in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Victor joined the Advisory Panel of the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project in November 2023.


Macias-Gonzalez to lead discussion after film at first "Come Out and Celebrate" event in La Crosse
(Quest vol. 12-19, October 2005)

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