The History Display at PrideFest 2013 featured new panels exhibiting some of the thousands of photographs from 15 years of Wisconsin Light newspaper, as compiled by Jerry Johnson, one of the owners of that Milwaukee-based LGBT newspaper, which was published from 1987 to 2001.
The exhibit also again displayed the previous year's new panels commemorating two important anniversaries in 2012: the 25th Milwaukee PrideFest celebration, and the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Gay Rights Act.
The display also featured the Interactive Timeline: a decade by decade, year-by-year timeline of major events in the LGBT history of Milwaukee and Wisconsin, juxtaposed with some major national events. As with the first Timeline display in 2005, people were able to read existing entries, but also add their own recollections and comments in given year blocks.
The 2013 LGBT History display was produced by: Don Schwamb, Michael Doylen, and Jerry Johnson.
Photos of the Timeline (from 2012):
The 2013 History Project display at PrideFest was funded by the generous support of these sponsors:
Other contributions from: