Events in the History of the LGBT Community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
This section is intended to include Regular as well as Special events. Regular events are annual and other scheduled occurences such as leather titles, pageants, pride celebrations, sporting events, etc. Special, Historic and Landmark events will largely be major news stories, everything from the good (such as rallies, laws and ordinances, etc.), to the bad (such as police harassment, murders etc.)
Events connected to particular persons, organizations, businesses, etc. may be included both here and cross-referenced to mentions in those related sections.
One of the most significant but little-known events in Milwaukee is the Black Nite Brawl of August 5, 1961. Eight years before Stonewall raised awareness of the rights of LGBT people, Milwaukee had its own version of such an event.
Special, Historic, and Landmark Events
Credits: web site concept, content and format by Don Schwamb.