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Gay Milwaukee

Hosted by Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival and UWM Union Cinema
Love, Simon - by Greg Bernanti

August 31, 2018, 7-9pm. Seventeen-year-old Simon is just like any other high schooler, except he has a massive secret: Nobody knows that he’s gay. Love, Simon is a funny and sentimental teen rom-com that stands firmly on the idea that everyone deserves a great love story. Co-sponsored by the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival and PFLAG Milwaukee.
In final years of her life, Chavela openly comes out as a lesbian

September 27, 2018, 6pm. Born in Costa Rica in 1919, Chavela Vargas ran away to Mexico City as a teenager to sing in the streets. The captivating look at the unconventional life of a beloved performer, whose passionate renditions of Mexican popular music and triumphant return to the stage late in life brought her international fame.
At The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival

September 27, 2018, 7pm. The story of Los Angeles’ black lesbian strip club scene and its genesis. Owned and operated by women, underground and illegal in nature, the club Shakedown is the darker, faster, younger iteration of this dance culture. The film is a window into this world, with explicit performances and personal relationships of the party’s dancers and organizers.
Co-sponsor: Milwaukee Pride
Everyday Care: An Evening of Stories, Histories, the News

October 11, 2018, 7-8:30pm. A ranging parade of short films and videos, a genuine mélange of portraiture, non-fiction, romance, animation, and singularly expressive gestures, activist and poetic.
Presenting the best 15 days of cinema on the planet!
Milwaukee Film Festival

October 18 - November 1, 2018. Over 300 short films, features, animations, documentaries including LGBT-themed films including Divinas Divas, The Ornithologist, and Shorts: Date Night. Check out the complete lineup at film guide website.
For the Queer Traveler: An Evening with Frédéric Moffet

October 23, 2018, 7-9pm. Film and video work. Moffet’s poetic re-understandings of queer spaces, lives, and texts have beautifully, tenderly, unveiled such subjects as Jean Genet; sanctuaries for birds and cruising men; a movie star in decline; and hazarded communities. "...research, rethink, and rewrite... the strategy of choice has been to queer the archive..."
Dept of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres - The Peck School of Arts UWM
Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival

November, 2018. The Festival will not be unfurling a concentrated 11-day event this Fall 2018. Instead, they will continue to bring a diverse array of LGBT+ representations to local screens through regular - mostly monthly - screenings. See link for details:
32nd Anniversary
PrideFest Milwaukee 2019

June 6-9, 2019 (TBC), Henry Maier Festival Park, 200 N Harbor Dr. Festival entertainment, vendors, volleyball, Mr/ Ms PrideFest Pageant. Friday/Saturday. SUN Pride Parade 2pm, from 2nd St/ Lapham/Greenfield.
The World's Largest Music Festival
Summerfest 2019

June - July, 2019, at Henry Maier Festival Park. Typically 11 days, 11 stages, over 800 live music acts, over 1,000 performances, over 45 food and beverage vendors and lots of cold beer for an audience of around 900,000 people. See upcoming year's events at: