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

Instep Magazine- Issue Excerpts
Volume 2, Number 15 -- July 25 - August 7, 1985
Cover image:
Milwaukee's SSBL heading for World Series 9

Gay Side cartoon,
by Tom Rezza
Masthead & Table of Contents
(page 2)
Ad: Mr. Rod's Contest and Show
(page 3)
News Briefs: Wis. Governor Tony Earl signs HTLV-III Antibodies safeguards bill
(page 4)
News Briefs: Wisconsin AIDS Toll Climbs
(page 5)
News Brief: Gay man's custody battle over 14 year old son ends
(page 6)
Ad: Milwaukee GAMMA Iroquois Cruise
(page 7)
Letter: SSBL Commissioner explains World Series 9 finances
(page 8)
Photos: Flamingo Fest at Your Place
(page 9)
zoom: top photos
bottom photos
Steppin Out: The Shack, Kenosha, ends its
3 year reign and moves to Club 94;
LaCage and Cora Mae/ Corey
(page 14) top/ Steppin Out
bottom photos
Ad: 3rd Annual
Mr & Miss South Eastern Gay Wisconsin
Pageant at La Cage
(page 15)
Steppin' Out cont;
Wreck Room throws Circus Circus party
(page 16)
Ad: 1101 West, Appleton:
Great Lakes Extravaganza & Camp Out
(page 17)

Photos: Rodney Scheel of Rod's (Madison)
celebrates bar's anniversary and his birthday
Photo: BooBoo (M&M), Phillip (Wreck Room), and Randy (M&M) stop in Rod's to wish him a happy birthday
(page 20)

Photos: Circus-Circus party at the Wreck Room
(page 18)
Bar news concl; +
Ads: Milwaukee Mixed Gay Chorus performing at Wreck Room; Jo'Dees Racine
(page 19)
Photos: Club 94 opening, incl photo of owner Bob
(page 22)
Ad: Hot Legs video night club;
Big weekend in Appleton
(page 23)
Juicy Bits by W.W. Wells III; dismal television:
(page 24)
Ad: 27th Street Danceteria Grand Opening
(page 25)
Jock Shorts: SSBL winding down regular season
(page 28)
SSBL standings;
Photo: Circus Parade
(page 29)
Photos: 'Wheel of Fortune' Sundays at the Wreck Room
(page 34)
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bottom photo
Eau Claire psychiatrist Jack Edson guilty of sex charges
+ Ad: M&M Club, singers
(page 35)
Photos: Bar-B-Q's at Finale and Ball Game (with owner Rick)
(page 36)
News: Sex abuse of teenage boys at Viroqua rural home
(page 37)
29 sites to get HTLV-III tests
(page 38)
Where to get HTLV-III Antibody tests
(page 39)

Ad: Wreck Room 13th Anniversary
(page 48/ Back cover)

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.
Page design and format by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: September-2010.