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You’re invited: experience ‘Wisconsin Pride’ at community events this summer

June 5, 2023 Andrew Carlson Leave a Comment

PBS Wisconsin, in collaboration with local community partners, is bringing the new Wisconsin Pride documentary around the state this summer and beyond.

From a red carpet premiere and screenings in local theaters, to gatherings that celebrate local historical LGBTQ+ figures, there are several opportunities to experience the film and celebrate our state’s LGBTQ+ history this year. 

“It’s extremely powerful to see films like Wisconsin Pride together in the community,” says PBS Wisconsin associate director of community engagement and impact Dulce Danel. “We want to give as many Wisconsinites as possible the opportunity to experience this incredible history, so we’re taking it on the road. As our team likes to say ‘we have a van, and we will travel!’”

To stay up to date with these free-to-attend events, find newly added announcements on the PBS Wisconsin Events page.

Wisconsin Pride events this summer


Wisconsin Pride at the Oriental Theatre

7 p.m. Friday, June 9 in Milwaukee

Co-hosted by Milwaukee Film, this red carpet-style screening will kick off the documentary’s release. 


Wisconsin Pride at the Barrymore Theatre

7 p.m. Saturday, June 17 in Madison

See the film at the Barrymore Theatre, a historic venue in the Madison community.


Wisconsin Pride at Northwoods Pride

6 p.m. Friday, July 14 in Rhinelander

In collaboration with Northwoods Pride and the Nicolet College Rainbow Hodags, see the first hour of Wisconsin Pride, followed by a facilitated community discussion.

Edgar Hellum (foreground) and Robert Neal (background) in Pendarvis doorways / Mineral Point Library Archives

Edgar Hellum (foreground) and Robert Neal (background) in Pendarvis doorways / Mineral Point Library Archives


Mineral Point

Pride at Pendarvis: Celebrating Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ History

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 30 in Mineral Point

Hosted by the Wisconsin Historical Society, enjoy a family-friendly event at Pendarvis House, one of the historic locations featured in Wisconsin Pride.


Wisconsin Pride at the Mineral Point Opera House 

4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 30. in Mineral Point

Following the Pride at Pendarvis event, head to the Mineral Point Opera House for a full screening of the documentary.

More events

We look forward to announcing Wisconsin Pride events in more communities later this year. Are you interested in showing Wisconsin Pride in your community or group? Learn more about holding your own free screening of Wisconsin Pride.

Have questions about community events and activating your own community around Wisconsin Pride? Email [email protected].

Featured image courtesy of the University of Wisconsin Madison Archives

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