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LGBT Civil Rights Movement - Before Stonewall

By Heather S on Jun 19, 2015 5:52 PM

July 4, 1965 marks the 50th Anniversary of the start of the LGBT Civil Rights Movement. That's right, although the Stonewall Riots in 1969 are frequently cited as the beginning of the gay liberation movement in the United States, the organized movement actually traces its origins to July 4, 1965. It was on that date that a group of 40 courageous gay and lesbian activists…

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The 1992 Pride Parade Conflict

By Tim R on Jun 17, 2015 9:15 AM

In 1992, Mayor John Norquist vetoed city funding to all ethnic and cultural festivals and parades, just to make sure that the Gay Pride Parade didn't get a cent of city money.

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Pride Month: This Is It

By Tim R on Jun 10, 2015 11:30 AM

Did you know the largely unmarked bar over at 418 East Wells, next the Milwaukee Bar Association, is the oldest operating gay bar in Milwaukee?

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