The groundbreaking documentary that brings our state’s LGBTQ+ history forward.
Following the event Pride at Pendarvis: Celebrating Wisconsin’s LGBTQ+ History on July 30, see Wisconsin history through a new lens in the all-new PBS Wisconsin documentary, Wisconsin Pride. The film brings hidden LGBTQ+ stories forward and reconsiders our state’s history in that light. Tickets are free. Registration is required.
This powerful two-hour documentary is a collaboration between PBS Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Historical Society.
LGBTQ+ history is Wisconsin history. Learn about trailblazing Wisconsinites who, when faced with intolerance, responded by creating community, living authentically, fighting for rights, and having pride in themselves.
Wisconsin Pride also features and celebrates R. Richard Wagner’s work as a historian and author. Wagner, who passed away in 2021, is featured in the documentary and his two-volume history from the Wisconsin Historical Society Press provided guidance and inspiration. Wagner was an activist, historian, gay rights leader, elected official, and public servant who worked for the state of Wisconsin for 33 years.