Stonewall Stage Talk: An Evening of Milwaukee LGBT History from the UWM Archives
The evening news is a staple for many people to learn not only about current political events, but about changes in society. That was certainly the case with TMJ's special report, "Some Call Them Gay," on the gay community in 1973.
Join the UW-Milwaukee Archives department and Milwaukee Pride at PLYMOUTH CHURCH (downstairs Reception Hall) on Monday, October 28, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. for a look back at the changing attitudes, political landscape, and bar culture.
With over 50 collections featuring LGBT content, 40 of which devoted specifically to LGBT figures and history in Wisconsin, the UWM Archives is dedicated to preserving the history of the LGBT population in the Milwaukee and surrounding areas. Many of these materials exist in audiovisual form as television programs or oral and video history interviews. This presentation will give insight to highlights of the UWM Archives’ LGBT holdings featuring the 2K restoration of the WTMJ-TV special report SOME CALL THEM GAY and a restoration demonstration of the special, clips of the local ACT-UP and TRI-CABLE TONIGHT television shows, and other gems in the collection.
This event is free and open to the public, and wheelchair accessible. ASL interpretation available upon request.