Annual Pride Day Parade In Milwaukee
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
July 7, 2015
Milwaukee, WI – On Sunday, the annual Milwaukee Pride Day Parade drew thousands of people along the route. The parade began at the 200 block of W. Lapham Ave. at 2:00 p.m. and proceeded along S. 2nd Street to W. Oregon St. in Milwaukee’s Southside.
The annual parade coincides with the three day Pridefest at the Summerfest grounds (Henry Mier Festival Grounds) at the lakefront. The Pridefest festival ends on Sunday.State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa, 38, (Dem. – Milw. 8th Assembly District) participated in the parade. Zamarripa was the only public elected official to participate in the parade this year. In July 2012, Zamarripa came out public that she was bisexual and was re-elected to office. She is a proud member of the Milwaukee LGBT community and advocates for gay and lesbian rights.