Save the dates for PrideFest Milwaukee: June 10, 11, 12

We invite you to live proud at PrideFest Milwaukee 2016, our annual celebration of LGBT+ culture and community.

“PrideFest 2015 was a historic experience,” said Scott Gunkel, President of the Board of Directors. “We reached new heights — and we now strive to climb even higher next year.”

32822The 2015 festival celebrated many victories, including:

Within weeks of festival closing, the United States Supreme Court ruled for marriage equality in all 50 states, ending LGBT+ Pride Month on a high note.
About Milwaukee Pride
Effective July 2015, Milwaukee Pride, Inc. formally incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and the host organization for PrideFest Milwaukee, replacing the dissolved PrideFest, Inc.
The Board of Directors has appointed local activist and national thought leader Syd Robinson to complete its roster.
Syd Robinson

Syd Robinson

The mission of Milwaukee Pride, Inc., is:

a) to educate both the general community and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender (LGBT+) communities about needs, issues and various aspects of the LGBT+ culture;
b) to provide a forum to celebrate the history and accomplishments of LGBT+ people;
c) to create an environment for networking and outreach for services and community opportunities for LGBT+ people and their families and friends; and
d) 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.
As a 501(c)3 organization, Milwaukee Pride can now accept tax-deductible donations, with financial benefits for individual, corporate and foundation donors.  We are also able to fund year-round, community-driven programming, in line with our mission and purpose as Wisconsin’s newest LGBT non-profit organization.
“With this reorganization, PrideFest becomes just one of several potential pride-themed events that Milwaukee Pride, Inc. could host,” said Jorna Taylor, development director. “We look forward to exploring new possibilities with our partners, sponsors and donors.”
About PrideFest Milwaukee
Britt Brown

Britt Brown

Milwaukee Pride, Inc. has named Britt Brown as the 2016 festival producer, as well as the following production team leaders:

Additional appointments will be announced in the weeks ahead.  For a list of open festival positions, visit our website.
 
The mission of PrideFest Milwaukee is to celebrate the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) culture and community.
 
PrideFest Milwaukee now seeks donors, sponsors, entertainers, merchants, volunteers and LGBT+ community partners to be part of the 2016 festival operation. Message info@pridefest.com today to learn more!

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

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