History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Events - Pride Celebrations

Milwaukee Pride Celebration Timeline
prior to PrideFest (1988+)

Jump to: 1980   PrideFest (1988+)  

(click on a year to see more detail on that year's PrideFest)

Year   Dates, Location   Firsts, Stats   Guide
1971     Dates: September 6

   Activities: Participation in a Parade

1973     Dates: June 30-July 8

   Activities: Rally Dance,
     Gay-in demonstrations,


1974    Dates: June

   Activities: GPU Ball

   Attendance: 350

1975    Dates: June

   Activities: Unknown

1978    Dates: June 21-25

   Activities: Participation in Chicago Pride Parade

1980    Dates: events June 21-29

   Activities: Parade followed by
     rally in MacArthur Square
     (Sat. June 28)

   Firsts: Film Festival;
     Visual Arts Show;
     Street Festival outside The Factory bar;
     Potluck picnic Mitchell Park


1981    Dates: June 27

   Activities: Parade followed by
     Rally in Juneau Park
     (Sat. June 27)



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Credits: original materials contributed by PrideFest and Ted Berg,
with additional materials provided by the UWM Libraries- Special Collections.
Website design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: June-2010.