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

 
Brady East STD Clinic (BESTD Clinic) - Sue Dietz Photo Album

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The genesis of this photo album is lost to history (unless someone comes forward to shed more light on it). However it appears to have been a pet project of an early BEST volunteer, Sue Dietz, based on the focus of many of the photos.

Originally one of many volunteers, Sue gradually showed skill and knowledge in various ways. When the clinic formed the "Milwaukee AIDS Project", or MAP, in response to the AIDS crisis, Sue was hired to run MAP.

Within a short period of time, HIV and AIDS became a full blown epidemic, and the Milwaukee LGBT community mobilized to combat it. Governments were reluctant to provide funds to a "gay" Venereal Disease clinic because of the public perception, and as a result, in 1985, MAP was spun off as a separate organization, the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW). Sue transferred to ARCW as its first Executive Director, but maintaining strong ties to the BESTD Clinic.

As her reputation grew due to the great work she did for BESTD and ARCW, Sue was lured away to another opportunity. On her departure, the photos in this album were no longer added to. Thus, this album appears to cover the period from 1976 to approx. 1986. The photos are presented here complete with narrative bubbles that Sue and others attached to the various images.

[We welcome names or descriptions to be added to any of these photos. Submit your additions to Clinic President John George, indicating which "album page" you are referring to (such as "1-a", or "3-b"), AND which photo on the page by position (such as 3 o-clock, 6 o-clock, etc.)]

 

(Have a caption to add? Submit as "Caption 1-a")
 
 
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Last updated: February-2014.