Join our listening session Saturday, May 9

Transgender_flag-triangleWe’d like to improve the PrideFest experience for our trans visitors. And we want to hear from you!

You’re invited to join our first annual trans community listening session on Saturday, May 9 at 6 P.M.   Our meeting will be held at the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center (1110 N. Market Street, second floor.)

This session, hosted by Jessica Baker of the Milwaukee Pride, Inc. Board of Directors, in partnership with Gemini Gender Group, is designed to collect individual feedback;  hear concerns, ideas and suggestions; and create a path together towards continuous improvement.

We will also be discussing volunteer opportunities for anyone interested in stepping up and taking a more active and visible role at PrideFest.

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 12.33.33 AMWe hope that you’ll join this constructive conversation — and help us build a more inclusive, supportive experience for our transgender community.

Unable to attend? We still want to hear from you.  Please share your thoughts at so we can ensure your voice is heard.

PrideFest Milwaukee is produced by Milwaukee Pride, Inc, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, compliant with all State of Wisconsin and IRS rules.  

The mission of Milwaukee Pride, Inc. is

  • to educate both the general community and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities about needs, issues and various aspects of LGBT culture;
  • to provide a forum to celebrate the history and accomplishments of LGBT people;
  • to create an environment for networking and outreach for services and community opportunities for LGBT people and their families and friends; and
  • any other activities exclusively for charitable, educational, and research purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.



  1. Clare Forstie says

    Greetings! One bit of feedback I have about making PrideFest more trans-friendly is kindof a no-brainer: offer more gender options on your online registration form (and any other forms you use). Right now, your form lists only “male” and “female.” A better option would be to at least offer a third, open-ended “other” option. There are lots of models out there for gender options that are more complicated (including “transgender male” and “transgender female,” possibly also “genderqueer,” in addition to an “other” option, for example), but at least giving folks the option to list a gender beyond male and female is a good place to start.

    • Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Clare. We appreciate your input and will add it to our takeaways for Saturday’s session!