They're in just about every town across northcentral Wisconsin and beyond, and Saturday near Stevens Point, the gay and lesbian community is celebrating.
The Fifth Annual Central Pride Day out is going on at the 'Club Night Out' tavern, with live entertainment, a beer garden and a number of booths.
While organizers say this is meant to be a carefree, event without a political agenda, they say it's hard to ignore the amount of attention gay rights related issues have been receiving this year.
"Throughout the last century, we've had the women's movement and we've had the civil rights movement, and it seems now that gay and lesbian issues are really at the forefront," said Barry Callahan, Central Pride Day Out organizer.
Callahan says they are expecting about 200 people to make their way out to the celebration that will continue until 2 a.m.