History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Print Media - InStep Magazine

Instep Magazine- Issue Excerpts
Volume 1, Number 13 -- November 9-21, 1984
Cover image
Ad: One-man play "ONE"
(page 2)
Table of Contents +
Cover Story: 1984-85 Mr. and Miss Gay Wisconsin Pageant held at Marc Plaza: retiring title holders Miss Abbey Rhodes and Mr. Ray Vlasek turned titles over to "Miss" B.J. Daniels and "Mr." Joe Bradshaw.
(page 3)
Briefs: Play ONE, AIDS Fundraiser
(page 4)
News Briefs: Madison's Walter Wilcoxson sentenced for accidental bondage session death of a Mount Horeb lawyer, and sexual assault of two teenage boys; Milwaukee's Kenneth W. Jaworski sentenced for sexual assault of 9-year old boy.
Group Notes: Cream City Association Foundation funds Milwaukee AIDS Project
(page 5)
Group Notes: Wisconsin Center in Madison to hold workshop; The Network in Waukesha five years old; Gay Republicans forming club.
(page 6)
Ad: Milwaukee's 6th annual Holiday Invitational Tournament hosting 400 bowlers from across U.S. and Canada
(page 7)
Steppin' Out: Mr. and Miss Gay Wisconsin, B.J. Daniels and Joe Bradshaw;
CCBA/ Cream City Business Association sponsoring play 'One', 12 confirmed native Wisconsinites affected with AIDS, CCAF (Cream City Association Foundation) administering funds;
John recovering after being stabbed after picking up a trick at a south side bar;
+ Photo: Wreck Room pumpkin carving
(page 16)
Photos: Halloween Costume contests at Wreck Room and Castaways
(page 17)
Steppin' Out, cont.: Madison's female impersonators, S & M Productions, 3-state tour;
sixth annual HIT (Holiday Invitational Tournament)coming up Thanksgiving Day weekend;
Guest Houses in the state: Gorgian Guest House, Lake Geneva, Lambda House, Pence, Wilderness Way, Wascott, Flambeau Forest Resort, Winter, + Douglas Dunes, Saugatuck Michigan
+ Ad: Fannies
(page 18)
Photos: Halloween Costume contest at M&M Club
+ Ad: 1101 West, Appleton
(page 19)
Steppin' Out, concl: C.C. Conrad designs a pendant for Patrick Moraz of the Moody Blues;
Robert Uyvari designs Halloween Show for Club 219;
+ Ad: M&M Club
(page 20)
Photos: Club 219 show "Creatures of the Night" and Halloween Costume Contest
(page 21)
Photos, Miss & Mr. Gay Wisconsin Pageant: Dennis Wolke, Larinda Kelly, Erica Stevens
(page 26)
Photos, Miss & Mr. Gay Wisconsin Pageant: Miss M, Randy Panasuk, Abbey Rhodes, Ray Vlasek, Candi Stratton, Rona, Scott LaSlex
(page 27)
Photos: LaCage Halloween
(page 28)
Ads: Hot Legs, and LaCage
(page 29)
Photo: Halloween at This Is It bar;
+ Ad: Peter's on 4th
(page 32)
Photo: Grand Avenue Pub
+Ad: Grand Avenue Pub
(page 33)
Photos: Your Place/ Y.P. Costume Party
+ Ad: Douglas Dunes Resort
(page 34)
Photo: Fannie's Costume Party
+ The Gay Side cartoon
(page 35)
Photos: Fannie's Costume Party
(page 36)
Photos: Your Place Costume Party
(page 39)

Credits: All cover images and text from In Step copyrighted;
Thanks to William Attewell for permissions to reproduce select items.
Artwork of Tom Rezza reproduced with his permission.
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with tagging assistance by Jamie Taylor. Last updated: Dec-2011.