Share your Moments of Pride!

Moments matter.  Stories matter. Our history matters.  And, in celebration of our 27th anniversary, we’re announcing a daily ticket giveaway, celebrating YOUR moments in LGBT history!

From 1987 to 2013, we’ll be remembering the triumphs we shared as a community over the past 27 years. Each day, we’re counting down a year in our history — and asking you to share your story of what moments YOU made that year.

What did the year mean to you? What happened that year that you’ll never forget? Who were you then vs. who are you now?

One comment will be drawn each day, for a pair of PrideFest Milwaukee general admission tickets, so that you can MAKE YOUR MOMENT again with us this year! All winning entries will be added to our Facebook Timeline and become part of our community history!

Visit our Facebook page to share YOUR moments — and be sure to “like” and comment on your favorite stories!



  1. Gayle Keast says

    We had only been together a few months at the time. It was our first really “public date”. We knew nothing about Pridefest. We were both really nervous. And we both had the time of our lives. The smile never left her face the entire afternoon. We’ve only missed two Festivals since then. As soon as one ends, we are thinking about the next. It sure has come a long way since then, but it still feels just as good.

  2. I really do not have a specific moment I can choose to share. I have so many memories! But I do want to share that this year (2014) will be the first year my college LGBT organization and I are volunteering and we are super excited for this opportunity! More memories to come and more to share!

  3. Lori Luckey says

    I have a saying that i frequently say. It is 88 is great! You see April Fools (couldn’t make this stuff up) of 1988 I was living in Madison attending school. I was feeling down and thought a night out would be just the thing I needed. I went to one of the bars there and there she was. A sweet little red head with a killer smile. We started talking and we really hit it off. That woman was and is the love of my life. We are still together to this day and i firmly believe that 88 is great!!! <3

  4. Michael Sander says

    My first Pride was in 2002 after moving here! I never attended Pride in any other city prior and I’m glad! Pride Milwaukee sure set the standards high..I got my first tattoo on the grounds to mark the occasion…now its a pride fest tradition…I love meeting old and new friends.

  5. elizabeth soto says

    Pride fest 2012, that summer me and my wife made the decision to marry. October of that same year we married in chicago, illinois. Last year during pride we sat and remembered the decision we made to spend the rest of our lives as partners. We look forward to remembering the same moment this year and those to come.