Michail Takach

Michail Takach

Growing up in a time of great downtown reinvention, Michail Takach has been fascinated with Milwaukee’s urban culture, architecture and history since a young age. As an author, historian, nonprofit leader and communications professional, he has a relentless commitment to celebrating our local color. With his weekly column, Out Look, Michail seeks to expand the Milwaukee LGBTQ narrative in new directions.

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Recent Articles

Out Look: The Battle for Juneau Park
Out Look

The Battle for Juneau Park

How a long-running “war on perversion” gave birth to gay pride

Out Look: The Evolution of Drag
Out Look

The Evolution of Drag

From Divine to Divine Trash, drag culture challenges gender politics.

Out Look: The Rise of Hookup Apps
Out Look

The Rise of Hookup Apps

Grindr has transformed how gay men meet. Is that good news or bad?

Out Look: To March or Not to March?
Out Look

To March or Not to March?

Plans for National Pride March disrupt pridefest schedules in Milwaukee, 20 cities.

Out Look: A Hard Reign of Prejudice Coming?
Out Look

A Hard Reign of Prejudice Coming?

Trump could open door to discrimination against LGBTQ people.

Out Look: Guerrilla Gay Bar Leader Tells All
Out Look

Guerrilla Gay Bar Leader Tells All

Why the group started a decade ago, why it disbanded -- and why it’s needed again.

Out Look: Proposed Bill Could Out Gay Students
Out Look

Proposed Bill Could Out Gay Students

Proposals like Texas bill could hurt teens and undermine gay-straight student alliances.

Out Look: This Thanksgiving, We’re Serving Conflict
Out Look

This Thanksgiving, We’re Serving Conflict

Tension at a family meal isn’t new for LGBTQ people. Now we all may face it.

Out Look: Exploiting the Horror in Orlando
Out Look

Exploiting the Horror in Orlando

Chicagoan creates horror show reveling in shootings at the Pulse night club. Why?

Out Look: Who Have You Misgendered Today?
Out Look

Who Have You Misgendered Today?

Carefully navigating the thin line between courtesy and cruelty

Out Look: Whatever Happened to The Gay Press?
Out Look

Whatever Happened to The Gay Press?

Media outlets vanish as LGBTQ culture moves to the mainstream.

Journal Sentinel Archive Disappears

Journal Sentinel Archive Disappears

Entire Google archive of more than a century of stories is gone. Why?

How Milwaukee Became LGBTQ-Friendly

How Milwaukee Became LGBTQ-Friendly

It went from very intolerant to more gay bars than Chicago by 1969, a new book finds.