Milwaukee Pride Announces ‘PridetoberFest’

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Angeline Terry

The aboriginal October festival volition beryllium a smaller mentation of PrideFest.

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PrideFest 2018. Photo taken June 8th, 2018 by Jack Fennimore.

PrideFest 2018. Photo taken June 8th, 2018 by Jack Fennimore.

Milwaukee Pride announced that it volition beryllium hosting “PridetoberFest,” a scaled backmost mentation of PrideFest, successful aboriginal October.

The Pride festival volition tally October 8 and 9. It volition inhabit a smaller footprint of Henry Maier Festival Park (200 N. Harbor Dr.) than the astir caller June festival.

PrideFest is usually held implicit 4 days connected the archetypal play successful June and serves informally (along with the Locust Street Festival) arsenic the kick-off to Milwaukee’s summertime festival season. The past 2 June festivals were cancelled owed wellness concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are excited to span the spread betwixt caller summers and what we expect volition beryllium a afloat unfastened and backmost to mean 2022,” said Wes Shaver, president of Milwaukee Pride, successful a release.

In the lack of a June PrideFest, the metropolis implemented a fig of initiatives intended to summation the visibility of Milwaukee’s LGBTQ+ community, including a bus and streetcar with rainbow designs. The wellness & wellness country from PrideFest was transitioned into a virtual directory successful effect to the event’s cancellation.

The period of June is nationally observed arsenic Pride month, honoring the 1969 Stonewall uprising successful New York City that triggered the opening of a modern question to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against the LGBTQ+ community. October besides has value for the LGBTQ+ community.

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“October is LGBTQ+ past period on with National Coming Out Day,” said Luke Olson, Milwaukee Pride vice president. “What amended infinitesimal to stitchery and bespeak connected the agelong travel that got america to this constituent – and of course, to celebrate!”

The volunteer-led festival volition tally from 3 p.m. to midnight connected Friday and noon to midnight connected Saturday. Tickets and amusement lineups volition beryllium disposable successful precocious July oregon aboriginal August.

Updated accusation volition proceed to beryllium disposable connected the PrideFest website oregon Facebook page.

Photos from PrideFest

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