Pridefest Milwaukee sets record attendance this year

Attendance up 13% from last year
Posted at 1:52 PM, Jun 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-13 14:53:26-04
MILWAUKEE -- Pridefest Milwaukee officials say their festival had record-breaking attendance this past weekend. 
Festival officials say 37,682 people attended the festival this year. Attendance was up more than 13 percent compared to last year.
The festival celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.
This year’s PrideFest also raised $5,109 for” GSAFE,” which stands for "gay straight alliance for safe schools."
Festival officials say the “beautiful weather" and the “beautiful people” combined helped make this festival one of the nation's largest celebrations of LGBTQ culture and community.  
"We were honored and humbled to see such colossal turnout," said Michail Takach, vice president of Milwaukee Pride.  "There was such a powerful, positive energy in the air all weekend.  I've never felt anything like it."
PrideFest Milwaukee 2018 dates will be announced in July.
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