The LGBTQ+ community in Milwaukee is no stranger to showing their true colors. In fact, this fabulous community has been booming and growing since the Prohibition Era. The city has even received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Municipality Equality Index for the fifth straight year in 2022. Thanks to its people, Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest hub to celebrate, dance and show pride in your authentic self.
“History in your hands… fabulousness at your feet.” The lgbt milWALKee app tells the history of local LGBTQ+ people, organizations and events through physical sites mapped into virtual walking tours.
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
The mission of the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is to help enrich the lives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and as a result, making life better for all of us. They provide programming and resources to help people feel more themselves.
Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce
While helping support the economic growth of LGBTQ+ owned and allied businesses, the Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce promotes equality and inclusivity for all.
Milwaukee Pride helps the LGBTQ+ community live proud, always. Not only has Milwaukee Pride offered the largest celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in Wisconsin since 1987 with talented performances and bumpin’ music, they also engage with the LGBTQ+ community all-year round.
Milwaukee Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)
The Milwaukee chapter of PFLAG helps promote support and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community. Through different educational programs and advocacy efforts, their mission is to work to enlighten the public and work toward a better tomorrow.
Equal Rights Commission
The mission of the Equal Rights Commission is to promote and protect equality, equity, and human rights through education, enforcement, and community engagement.
Hmong American Women’s Association
Hmong American Women’s Association fights for justice for Hmong & Southeast Asian LGBTQ gender rights. The group has programming that provides support for victims and survivors of assault, coming out and navigating gender identity, and LGBTQ+ Youth support.
Diverse & Resilient
The name says it all. The mission of Diverse & Resilient to strive to make communities supportive of the safety and well-being of LGBT people. Through their abundance of resources, this group reminds society that LGBTQ+ people engage in meaningful lives and contribute to the welfare of each other and the broader community.
With their mission of helping find homes and providing imperative hygiene resources for displaced LGBTQ+ youth, Courage MKE is helping kids feel and be more themselves.
Support LGBTQ-Owned Businesses
Explore Where Unique Unites
Discover the many ways our different cultures, heritages and experiences, make Milwaukee such a Great Place on a Great Lake.