History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Media - Print Media; Newspapers, Magazines, BarRags, etc. - Timeline

 
Year   Publication
(link goes to main page of this publication)
  Early Issue
(link loads cover image or sample pages of issue shown)
Oct. 1971
    - Jan. 1981
GPU News
Volume 1- Number 4, October 1971
May 1972
    - Feb/Mar. 1984
Amazon
Volume 7- Number 4, Fall-Winter 1978-79; cover image only
Nov. 1975
    - 1976?
G Milwaukee
Volume 1- Number 1, November 1975; 3.6MB PDF file
Aug. 1976
    - 1977?
GLIB
Volume 1- Number 1, August 1976; 1.0MB PDF file
Summer 1977
    - 1977?
Milwaukee Gay Guide
Volume 1- Number 1, Summer 1977; .8MB PDF file
Feb. 1978
    - May 1981
Milwaukee Calendar
(later renamed Gay Milwaukee, then Escape)
Volume 1- Number 3, March 1978 Volume 1- Number 3, March 1978
1981
    -
Midwest Times
Volume 1- Number 3, March 1978
1981
    - Dec. 1996
Leaping La Crosse News
Volume 7- Number 12, December 1987; 1.6MB PDF file
Aug. 1981
    - Oct. 1981
Our Horizons
Volume 1- Number 4, October 1981; 4.3MB PDF file
Jan. 1982
    - May 1983
Wisconsin's Escape
(started in 1978 as Milw. Calendar, then Gay Milwaukee, before becoming Escape in 1982)
January 29, 1982: Vol. 5 no. 2
Nov. 1982
    - Aug. 1987
Out!
Volume 1- Number 6, April 1983; front page image only
May 1983
    - Sept. 1983
Ragg
Issue dated 9-2-1983; extract pages
Feb. 1984
    - Nov. 2003
Wisconsin In Step
Volume 1- Issue 1; March-April, 1984 issue
Feb. 1986
    - Sept. 1988
Among Friends
Issue  3 No. 1-- February 1988 issue; 1.9MB PDF file
Oct. 1987
    - Aug. 1993
Feminist Voices
Issue 1, October 1987; cover image only
Jan. 1987
    - Sept. 1988
New Beginnings
Volume 2- Number 3, March 1988; .5MB PDF file
Nov. 1987
    - Mar. 2002
Wisconsin Light
Volume 1- Number 1, November 1987; cover image only
mid 1993
    - late 1993
Green Apple
Sept-Oct 1993, issue 3
Spring 1993
    - Mar. 1994?
Steam
Volume 1- Number 1, Spring 1993; .5MB PDF file
Nov. 1993
    - March 1994
Uptown Downtown
Issue No. 1- November 12, 1993; 1.5MB PDF file
Jan. 1994
    - (present date)
Quest
Volume 1- Number 1, January 1994; 2.8MB PDF file
Oct. 1995
    - Aug. 1998
Q•Voice

(Merged into "Wisconsin In Step" in Aug. 1998 as "Q", the entertainment section)

First Issue, October 1995
July 2000
    - late 2001
G Street

Issue 7, January 2001
Aug. 2002
    - Dec. 2011
OutBound Wisconsin
Volume 3- Number 10, October 2004
Apr. 2003
    - June 2006
Edge
Volume 1- Number 10, January 2004
Dec. 2004
    - Dec. 2008
Queer Life News
Volume 1- Number 1, December 15, 2004
Dec. 2004
    - Nov. 2005
OutBound News
Premier Issue, December 2004
Oct. 2007
    - (present date)
Our Lives
Premier Issue, October 2007
Nov. 2009
    - (present date)
Wisconsin Gazette
Premier Issue, November 2009

Disclaimer-- Many of the publications reproduced here are made available without release because we have been unable to locate the copyright holders, if any. Their reproduction is intended to document and honor those who made such early contributions to the community and with full desire to include proper credit, if known. We will remove any reproduction immediately upon notification of or from its valid copyright holder.

Search the UWM Collection for their holdings of any of the above publications at the UWM Libraries Search web site. Type the periodical name in the "Search for" box, and then select "Journal/Magazine/Newspaper, etc" in the adjacent "Search by" box to limit your search to these publication formats. Click the "Search" button.

PDF files are used extensively on this site. To view them,
download Adobe Reader (aka Acrobat Reader) from:

Credits: some information and sample publications provided by Jerry Johnson;
concept and format by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: March-2012.