Gay Media and Media Coverage in the History of the LGBT Community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Print Media; Newspapers, Magazines, BarRags, etc.

Below is an alphabetical list of the Periodicals known to have been published in or primarily for the Wisconsin LGBT community. Go to each link to view more detailed information on that periodical. Click Here to browse periodicals by Print Media Timeline. Publications can also be accessed from the main Wis. LGBT Timeline.

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.

Visitors as well as "locals" often learn where to find like-minded people (whether at gay-friendly bars, restaurants, bath houses, or "AYOR" areas) via Gay Travel Guides. Best known of these are the Bob Damron and Spartacus Guides (widely distributed nationally and internationally), but there were others as well. We present here a chronology of national as well as some early local Guides targeted to the (primarily) gay community, some prior to or supplementing publication of local LGBT Periodicals. (Additional and more recent Guides to gay businesses and organizations can be found in some of the various local publications above. Look especially at the Cover Galleries of In Step and Questfor links to these.)

Credits: original information provided by Jerry Johnson;
concept, format, and additions by Don Schwamb.
Last updated: April-2012.