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Barb Farrar- Executive Director

Barb is very excited to work with the board, staff and the community. She has ideas for programs and events that will help the Center support more people and to create more visibility.

Her professional background is in human resources and most recently worked at UW-Parkside. In addition, she have a Masters in Organizational Development and she hopes to use these skills to make the center an even better place to work, volunteer and enjoy as a client.

Barb moved to Kenosha in 2009 from San Francisco and currently reside in Kenosha with her partner Ellen and two pooches. She is currently in the process of starting an orchard and learning how to grow the best peaches in the Midwest. 
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Dale Estes- Programs Manager

Dale has worked within the LGBT community in Chicago. While he was working in Chicago he was employed at Cook County Juvenile Court prior to moving to Racine to work at the LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin. 

Dale brings with him many years of advocacy work for youth and adolescents who were Victims of Sexual abuse.  He is a strong advocate for individuals who feel they do not feel they have a voice.  
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Sarah Martin- Lead Outreach Community Liaison

Sarah Martin, Lead Community Outreach Liaison, brings to the Center many years of Community Development and Outreach in the communities she resides in and is surrounded by. Sarah has worked with thousands of youth in Racine and Kenosha communities, which for many years were untouchable. She hopes to gain community buy-in and support from the communities the LGBT Center serves, and doing so by using the network she created to market the Center and its available resources. 

She strongly believes that everyone has a right to be treated with respect and dignity, and should be able to embrace their life to the fullest without judgment. Coming from a diverse background herself, she strives to bring positivity, love, and acceptance to everyone she comes in contact with. Sarah continues to fight for change in the world in her everyday life and will continue to do so through her work at the Center. 

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Summer Valentine Underwood- Outreach community Liaison


Summer is a Community Outreach Liaison at the center. They hope to bring the Center’s existence into awareness for the surrounding community, and believes in the importance of providing necessary resources for people in the LGBTQ+ community. They believe that allowing yourself to learn about another person’s identity and actively practice ways to be an ally is one step towards respecting and loving others.

Summer is in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling masters program at University of Wisconsin-Parkside. They hope to one day be able to provide counseling to people in the LGBTQ+ community, and especially hopes to work with LGBTQ+ youth.  

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LGBT Center of
SE Wisconsin


1456 Junction Ave
Racine, WI 53403

Hours of Operations


Monday - Friday  11 AM - 5 PM

Saturday | 11 AM - 3 PM

Sunday | CLOSED