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Radio Milwaukee has partnered with the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project on this six-episode podcast series documenting the state’s LGBTQ history. Hosted by Radio Milwaukee's Nate Imig and Michail Takach, curator for the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project, the podcast explores significant queer milestones, events or people in Wisconsin's LGBTQ history.

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Radio Milwaukee has partnered with the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project on this six-episode podcast series documenting the state’s LGBTQ history. Hosted by Radio Milwaukee's Nate Imig and Michail Takach, curator for the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project, the podcast explores significant queer milestones, events or people in Wisconsin's LGBTQ history.

    Bonus Episode: Was the Mafia involved in Wisconsin's earliest gay bars?

    Bonus Episode: Was the Mafia involved in Wisconsin's earliest gay bars?

    On this bonus episode of "Be Seen," hosts Nate Imig and Michail Takach address the often repeated rumor that the Mafia was involved in financing Wisconsin's earliest gay bars. In an exclusive interview with historian Gavin Schmitt, author of "Milwaukee Mafia (Images of America)" we arrive at a definitive "not really" in terms of the Mafia's involvement, but that answer is not without exceptions.

    Be Seen is hosted by: Nate Imig (nate@radiomilwaukee.org) and Michail Takach.

    • 24 min
    #6: How did Wisconsin respond to HIV and AIDS?

    #6: How did Wisconsin respond to HIV and AIDS?

    We hear from two leaders of vital organizations in Wisconsin’s response: Sue Dietz, the original co-founder of AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin, and Mark Behar, the co-founder of Milwaukee’s first LGBTQ clinic, BESTD. We also hear how today’s front line community health leaders are navigating HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

    PrEP facts:
    https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/prep.html

    Be Seen is hosted by: Nate Imig (nate@radiomilwaukee.org) and Michail Takach.

    • 34 min
    #5: What is Wisconsin’s longest running gay bar?

    #5: What is Wisconsin’s longest running gay bar?

    This is It co-owner George Schneider talks about creating an intentionally inclusive community at Wisconsin's longest running LGBTQ bar. Then, Michail speaks about his interviews with the late original owner, June Brehm.

    Be Seen is hosted by: Nate Imig (nate@radiomilwaukee.org) and Michail Takach.

    WTMJ News Documentary:
    https://uwm.edu/wtmjsearch/wtmjnewsarchive/49410/

    • 33 min
    #4: Wisconsin’s most notable women’s bars

    #4: Wisconsin’s most notable women’s bars

    Walker’s Pint owner Betsy Boenning speaks to Milwaukee having one of only 21 women’s bars left in the country. Milwaukee natives Maryann “Flash” Gorski and Diane “Legs” Gregory recount two generations of Milwaukee’s lesbian and bisexual nightlife scene.

    Be Seen is hosted by: Nate Imig (nate@radiomilwaukee.org) and Michail Takach.

    • 30 min
    #3: When was Wisconsin’s first drag show?

    #3: When was Wisconsin’s first drag show?

    Wisconsin drag legends BJ Daniels and Tempest Heat share firsthand experiences entertaining in the 1980s to the present, particularly how the community came together through drag benefits during the AIDS crisis.

    Be Seen is hosted by: Nate Imig (nate@radiomilwaukee.org) and Michail Takach.

    • 36 min
    #2: When was it illegal to be LGBTQ in Wisconsin?

    #2: When was it illegal to be LGBTQ in Wisconsin?

    Bob Schmidt, owner of the M&M Club, speaks about opening the now closed bar when it was illegal to be gay and being among the few establishments to have open windows. Michail explains a pair or trailblazing Wisconsin laws that gave LGBTQ people protections for the first time ever in the country in early 1980s.

    Be Seen is hosted by: Nate Imig (nate@radiomilwaukee.org) and Michail Takach.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Mkekz ,

Very enjoyable!

This is a great podcast! Unique history that is great to hear being told. Nate Does an excellent job interviewing all of the guests, he is so honest and genuine. Keep it up Nate and Radio 88.9! I love it!

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