Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project Website 2.0

Since 1995, the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project has been documenting, preserving and celebrating the heritage of local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. Today, we are the state's largest digital repository of LGBTQ media.

We are an independent, self-funded, volunteer-operated, not-for-profit organization. Our mission is to reconnect Wisconsin with its lost heritage and hidden history, through ongoing research, presentations, publications, walking tours, and online resources. We offer all of these services at no cost to the community.

After three decades, our primary resource -- the History Project website -- has reached its natural end of life. Built and managed by award-winning project founder Don Schwamb, the website is both a critical community archive and a source of community pride.

For the second time in our 27-year history, we are launching a fundraiser to cover the costs of website conversion to a NEW design that will greatly improve both the visitor and webmaster experience. We are working with Accurate Digital Solutions, a Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce partner, to redesign and relaunch our experience. Our goal is to relaunch the site during National LGBTQ History Month (October.)

What is preserving our history and heritage worth to you? At a time when LGBTQ history, people and even language is being banned not just in other states -- but right here in southeastern Wisconsin -- your donation is especially meaningful. Please consider making a gift to the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project so we can extend our reach even further.

Please contact us with any questions. Thank you!
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Milwaukee, WI