“Remember When” celebrates local drag history May 11

draghistory_bjdanielsWe’re kicking off the Summer of #Stonewall50 by celebrating Milwaukee’s drag legends!

On Saturday, May 11, the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project and Miss B.J. Daniels will host a Remember When Party honoring Milwaukee’s drag legends.

Join us at Hamburger Mary’s (730 S. 5th St.) from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for an enchanting afternoon!

Our event includes:

  • “The Secret Origins of Milwaukee Drag,” presented by Michail Takach of the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project
  • Personal storytelling from drag performers of the past, present and future
  • “Open mike” audience opportunities to share their memories onstage
  • Special appearances by a surprise cast of drag favorites!


– Your historic photos, flyers and memorabilia from LGBTQ nightlife of yesteryear — we’ll have scanners to capture your contributions!

– Your stories about coming out, going out and nightlife back in the day.  Share your experiences and memories throughout the event!

– Your friends! The older, the more diverse, the better! We’re interested in hearing everyone’s stories!


Drink specials:  the first 30 guests receive their first drink free, sponsored by Milwaukee Pride. There will be a $10 beer bust from 3pm – 6pm, as well as a full cash bar.

The event is FREE with a suggested $1 donation to the PrideFest Plus One campaign, supporting the Annual UWM Drag Show and LGBTQ Resource Center.

Ample street and off street parking available.

Join our Facebook event for ongoing event conversations and updates.


About the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project

Founded in 1995 as a PrideFest booth exhibit, the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project is now the state’s largest digital collection of local LGBTQ history. Through digital and social outreach, the Project seeks to discover, explore, document and preserve hidden histories that might otherwise be silenced.

Since 2018, the Project has been proudly presented as a community education program of Milwaukee Pride, Inc.

All photo and story submissions support the ongoing efforts of the Wisconsin LGBT History Project to document, preserve and celebrate our shared heritage.

The Project is currently committed to research and discovery of drag, gender non-conforming and trans histories.




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