Inthe series "Pollution: It went from very intolerant to more gay bars than Chicago bya new book finds. State MilwaukeeWI U. After all, being homosexual was illegal here before the word homosexual even existed. Take the next step, become a member.
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How Milwaukee Became LGBTQ-Friendly
Tracing these gay and lesbian experiences is a challenge. But times are changing. The Store N. But it was time to hand it off to others. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Rather than going to trial and having his business practices revealed, Pfister bought the Sentinel outright on February 18,paying an immense sum to buy up a majority of its stock.
With the dawning of the Progressive Era during the s the Sentinel began to moderate its views, often echoing calls for political reform. View the In Step article announcing Wisconsin Light's demise. Pfister was heir to a fortune built from his father's tannery company and he directed many valuable holdings, including banks, railroads, insurance companies, heavy industries, pinelands and mines, plus the lavish Pfister Hotel. He declared the Sentinel an antislavery paper and also supported temperance legislation. He continued the struggle to keep the paper ahead of its debts, often printing pleas to his advertisers and subscribers to pay their bills any way they could.