History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Organizations - Activist & Political

Central Wisconsin Pride Committee

Celebration of Pride
Political activism


Stevens Point
(central Wisconsin)


(active 2007)

View the Central Wis. Pride web site at this link (will open in a separate browser window).



Central Wisconsin Pride Committee (CWPC) is a non-profit organization made up of a diverse group of people from central Wisconsin's lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Formed in the fall of 2004, CWPC hopes to help fight the battle for civil rights in the LGBT community, promote diversity, raise awareness, and educate people in the central Wisconsin area.

Central Wisconsin Pride Committee will be hosting its third annual community-wide celebration- Central Wisconsin Pride 2007, to educate and celebrate the diversity that the LGBT population brings to central Wisconsin. The LGBT community makes up a significant part of the larger geographic community and includes business owners, educators, professionals and students. Central Wisconsin Pride 2007 is not only a celebration of who we are, but also a celebration of the community and its welcoming and progressive attitudes. The struggle for acceptance for LGBT members, their family and friends has made tremendous strides in central Wisconsin.

It is exactly these attributes that make central Wisconsin the ideal area for a community-wide celebration. In addition it creates a great venue where other non-profit organizations including ARCW (AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin), PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays), and Action Wisconsin may use for their own outreach programs to educate and create awareness throughout central Wisconsin.

(This description based on information on the organization's website.)


2006 Central Wis. Pride celebration

Mr. Gay Central Wisconsin USA, 2006

Credits: design and arrangement by Don Schwamb.
Bulk of information and photos from the CWPC's own web site.
Last updated: May-2007.