History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Media - Print

Wisconsin Gazette newspaper

First Issue:
Last Issue:

 November 19, 2009

News (male and female)

Based in:

Milwaukee, Wis.


11"w x 14.5"h, newspaper


View the Wisconsin Gazette web site at this link (will open in a separate browser window).

Cover Galleries:
        Volume 1 (Nov. 2009-Nov. 2010)
        Volume 2 (Nov. 2010-Nov. 2011)
        Volume 3 (Nov. 2011-Nov. 2012)
        Volume 4 (Nov. 2012-Nov. 2013)
        Volume 5 (Nov. 2013-Nov. 2014)

The first issue of Wisconsin Gazette, "The Voice of Progress for Wisconsin's LGBT Community", appeared on November 19, 2009. According to its web site, Wisconsin Gazette was founded "To inform, engage and empower Wisconsinís LGBT community by providing a professional, independent print and online source for news and commentary, as well as coverage of political and cultural issues." The paper's CEO/Principal is Leonard Sobczak, and Publisher/Editor-in-Chief is Louis Weisberg.

The publication was greeted by Mark Mariucci, the editor and publisher of Quest magazine, in his "Publishers Letter" late in 2009 as follows:

    Publisherís Letter: Quest Welcomes Wisconsin Gazette
    By Mark Mariucci

    This past week at the same time we learned DCís Washington Blade folded along with several "Southern" publications and others owned by Windows Media, Wisconsin got a fourth LGBT publication know as Wisconsin Gazette.

    The first issue looks great and it is an important development for Wisconsin's LGBT community because the more choices offered, the more informed the community becomes. Wisconsin Gazette joins Quest and Outbound both published by myself and also the excellent Our Lives which hails from Madison. ...

    ...Quest and Outbound are a labor of love and you can obviously see I think we do a great job with our two papers. That doesn't mean we can provide everything for everyone and make them all happy. Wisconsin is fortunate to have another choice in the Wisconsin Gazette. I hope people will support and nurture all the Wisconsin LGBT media and be thankful we have them.

Since its founding, Wisconsin Gazette has appeared regularly, and is always a high quality publication with comprehensive coverage of news in Milwaukee, throughout Wisconsin, and beyond. Similarly, its website offers up the same content, hosts a PDF archive of every issue of the publication, and is a source for even more and more current news.


First Issue: Volume 1, No. 1
November 19, 2009

Volume 1, No. 17
July 1, 2010

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Last updated: January-2014.