Milwaukee – a city defined by an unusual blend of chic and casual coolness. Comfort and ease exist side by side with exciting amenities and a progressive attitude to create an unbeatable, gay-friendly destination.
Called “the most underappreciated gay Mecca in the U.S.” by The Advocate, Milwaukee is home to a number of organizations and annual events that celebrate the LGBTQ community. Milwaukee's famous Midwestern hospitality extends to all travelers, so come experience vibrant nightlife, award-winning restaurants, urban green spaces, and so much more.
Events and Organizations
For three days each June, Milwaukee's famous lakefront festival season kicks off with PrideFest, the nation's only pride festival held on permanent festival grounds. Here, thousands of festival-goers gather to enjoy world-class LGBTQ entertainment, sample some of the best food the city has to offer, and stroll through the marketplace. From music to comedy, drag performances to community discussions, everyone is welcome (and will have a blast!) at PrideFest in Milwaukee.
Milwaukee LGBT Community Center
The Milwaukee LGBT Community Center is dedicated to serving the needs of LGBTQ people and to making the Greater Milwaukee area safer and more inclusive.
Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
In the fall, the city welcomes the LGBT Film/Video Festival. This four-day event showcases work from around the world by, about and for the LGBT community.