Milwaukee Gaze

PrideFest 2012 reports record revenue

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writerS
Sunday, 17 June 2012 10:46

Mayor Tom Barrett and PrideFest president Scott Gunkel at the opening ceremony. - Photo: Adam Horwitz

PrideFest Milwaukee’s 25th anniversary event broke prior revenue records and increased attendance by 10 percent over 2011, its organizers reported. A total of 28,137 people attended the annual Pride festival, one of the nation’s largest.

Homegrown Pride
PrideFest 2012 showcases local queer talent

Written by Louis Weisberg,
Staff writerS
Sunday, 03 June 2012 17:40

GOD-DES and She

The headliners draw the largest crowds and attract most of the media attention at PrideFest. But this year’s event, which lights up the Summerfest Grounds from June 8 to June 10, deserves as much appreciation for its strong line-up of local LGBT and allied entertainers as for its stars.

Lounging by the lake
PrideFest hosts Wom!nz Spot Lounge and Café

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Sunday, 03 June 2012 20:06

Mandy Cappleman

 A new lounge is opening in Milwaukee – an intimate space with an impressive entertainment lineup.

Trial date set for Harrell's alleged killer

Written by Lisa Neff,
Staff writer
Friday, 18 May 2012 07:28

The Milwaukee man accused of fatally shooting beloved Milwaukee activist Desiree Marie Harrell on Jan. 2 was set, at press time, to go on trial later this month.

Raymond Earl Baker, 35, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and faces up to life in prison if convicted.

Miracal Lenard and her uncle Ronnie Grace

Kingston Lenard has always loved and accepted his gay uncle, but the idea of becoming a spokesmodel for LGBT equality never crossed his mind.

Comic Jewell headlines Milwaukee fundraiser

Written by Jamakaya,
Contributing writer
Thursday, 03 May 2012 20:28

The story went viral: Was Geri Jewell, the actress, stand-up comic, lesbian and disability activist going to be featured on “Dancing With the Stars?”