Scene of a crowd walking with a Pride flag in the background

The UWM Archives documents LGBT+ history in Milwaukee, including the Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement, AIDS activism and healthcare, and marriage equality. Search across our LGBT+ history digital collections to find news footage, photographs, documents, oral histories, and more

From the early days of AIDS activism to more recent struggles for marriage equality, the UWM Archives’ LGBT+ collections document the stories of Milwaukee’s LGBT+ community. These digital collections explore AIDS activism and healthcare, Milwaukee’s infamous cryptosporidium outbreak, media perceptions of the LGBT+ community, media produced by the LGBT+ community, and personal stories of love, loss, and identity through oral histories with Milwaukee LGBT+ individuals.