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

Milwaukee Gay Guide

First Issue:
Last Issue:

  Summer 1977

Guide (male and female)

Based in:

Milwaukee, Wis.


5.5"w x 8.5"h, booklet


Semi-annual (twice per year)


The Milwaukee Gay Guide was published by Fantastic Voyages, Inc., "a full service organization serving the gay community" (travel services, catering, dancers, disco systems, escorts/ models). The Guide was to be published twice a year for free distribution.

The first issue listed 18 bars, 4 restaurants, 2 baths, and 2 bookstores. In addition to display ads of various businesses, there was a brief writeup on Milwaukee atmosphere (shoreline and beaches, parks, even a mention of medical facilities).

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Volume 1- Number 1, Summer 1977; .8MB PDF file
Gay Guide 1, Summer 1977
(.8MB PDF)

Credits: Early edition courtesy of Jerry Johnson;
Page design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: August 1, 2004.