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Pridefest Milwaukee

For the fifth year, the Shepherd Express LGBTQ Progress Awards honors people and organizations that have worked and taken risks to improve conditions for LGBTQ people in Wisconsin. Read more

, LGBTQ

PrideFest reminds us of all the allies and villains, past and present, of the LGBTQ community to inspire action towards true equality. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Dear Ruthie shares her extensive social calendar of events of interest to the LGBTQ community in and around Milwaukee. Read more

Dear Ruthie

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Photo Credit: Lauren Miller

Chris Jensen, award-winning and official Pridefest jeweler, talks about his Milwaukee business. Read more

Off the Cuff

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While most of our local events may not be Stonewall 50-themed, they are all progenies of the LGBTQ struggle that began 50 years ago. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

The traditional gay “leather scene” hasn’t died out; it’s morphed into morph-suit-wearing Millennials and erotic cosplay. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Police raids of gay bars were commonplace, but this time, the standard police practice of harassment and arrests went awry. There was resistance. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

KISS returns for one last Milwaukee show and Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich DJs at High Dive. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

Last year, the Marcus Center’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration was listed on the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s calendar. This year, the event’s 35th anniversary, it is not. It’s an unfortunate lapse for many reasons. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

LGBTQ motorcycle groups have long existed and have been instrumental in bringing about positive changes in the perception of LGBTQs among their straight peers. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Dear Ruthie gives helpful advice to a reader thinking about quitting drag and shares her social calendar of events of interest to members of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ community. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Paul Masterson offers a tribute to departing LGBTQ advocate, Eric Peterson, who brought significant advancement to the Cream City Foundation, Saturday Softball Beer League and Milwaukee Gay Sports Network. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

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This year’s celebration of Pride Month created some noteworthy historic moments to add to Milwaukee chronicle of LGBTQ life. PrideFest and the Pride Parade set new attendance records and the Brewers hosted their first Pride Night. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

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Photo credit: Jonathan Mannion

Milwaukee enjoys a week of outdoor gatherings, including PrideFest, the Locust Street Festival, the start of River Rhythms and the year’s first NEWaukee Night Market. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

It’s Pride Week in Milwaukee! Dear Ruthie highlights some of her favorite events. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Now in its 31st year, the annual celebration launches Milwaukee’s lakefront festival season with a show of Pride that represents all facets of Milwaukee’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer life. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Paul Masterson details some of the many LGBTQ-themed events and celebrations taking place during Pride Month. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Now celebrating 10 years, Veterans for Diversity provides vital services, support and recognition to LGBTQ military veterans and looks to continue expanding its branches. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

PrideFest landed an artist that's been on its wish list for quite a while. Read more

On Music

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Photo credit: ErnieReyy Photography

Paul Masterson celebrates black LGBTQ artists of note, citing presidential portraitist Kehinde Wiley, on the national level, and Richard Brasfield, Lex Allen and Elisabeth Brown of Milwaukee. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

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