WINDY CITY TIMES
||1970 Chicago Gay Liberation Front rally pics released
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Photographer Margaret Olin was at a historic Gay Liberation Front rally in downtown Chicago April 16, 1970, and she shares her photos with Windy City Times in an effort to find some of the individuals photographed here. "I study photography and its uses in activism and community formation," she said.
[Photo gallery at the link: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php .]
The rally was on Michigan Avenue in Grant Park, across from what is now the Chicago Cultural Center; back then it was the Chicago Public Library.
The Chicago Tribune reported April 17, 1970 on the rally, saying there were one hundred attendees and 150 onlookers; the event is also written up in the book Out and Proud in Chicago: An Overview of the City's Gay Community, edited and co-written by Windy City Times Publisher Tracy Baim.
The Tribune reported "the rally's theme was 'Out of the closets and into the streets,'" and that signs proclaimed "Gay Power" and "Gay Is Beautiful." Lee Weiner and David Steinecker were among the speakers. Steinecker is among those interviewed on Baim's ChicagoGayHistory.org website, posted here: http://www.chicagogayhistory.com/biography.html?id=792.
Olin invites readers to contact her at email@example.com if they recognize anyone in the photographs or have any other information you would like to share. All responses will be kept confidential. Photographs used with permission.
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