History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Print Media - GPU News

GPU News- Issue Excerpts
January 1976
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GPU holds elections:
Grant-Michael Fitzgerald and Miriam ben Shalom elected as new directors, suceeding Alyn Hess and Paul Safransky whose terms expired. They join Donna Coleman, Rick Richardi and Carol Stevens. Grant-Michael was elected as chairperson. New officers were also elected: Lew Drew, President; Jim Herman, vice-president; Jan Eichorst, secretary; Sim Smits, treasurer.
Mr. Club Milwaukee contest held at the Inferno for local Club Bath chain franchise. Paul DeMarco, manager of Club Milwaukee baths, acted as host and master of ceremonies. Dee Dee Darnell entertained with two numbers from "Cabaret". Judges were Phil (owner of Phil's Bar) and Cecelia and Len Warsaw (owners of Cecelia Warsaw Advertising).
closeup of 3 winners of Mr. Club Milwaukee contest:
from left to right: Dennis Wesela (3rd place), Gene Conti (2nd), John Diamond (winner), emcee Paul DeMarco
Here&There: new lesbian discussion group "Free Space" forms, for women who are coming out or thinking about it.
Club Bath Milwaukee;
Cest la Vie


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