Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project
The Project

Documenting the History of the LGBT Community in Wisconsin

Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project | The Project

Although various PrideFest celebrations in Milwaukee had hosted History displays in the past (most notably in the mid-1990s), the formal "Milwaukee LGBT History Project" began as a short term effort intended to conduct interviews of a few individuals who were key contributors to the Milwaukee area's Gay and Lesbian lifestyle, and to use those interviews to create a display of panels for the June 2003 PrideFest display.

The 2003 display at PrideFest was a big hit, as has the History Display at each Pridefest since 2003. The Display is seen by all to be a permanent archive to be built on in future years, not only benefiting the gay/lesbian community, but also serving as a source of information for the non-LGBT community to better understand the contributions and history of the LGBT community, by being displayed in public places and events; following PrideFest, it has been displayed at the LGBT Community Center, UWM Student Union building, and other locations.