||30 Under 30 Awards 2000-2019
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Honoring local LGBTQ people 30 and younger who excelled in entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports and other areas, Windy City Times' 30 Under 30 Awards ceremonies, which started in 2000, were held during Pride Month. The events ( co-sponsored by various local LGBTQ organizations ) have been held in various venues, including Ann Sather restaurant, Center on Halsted and, most recently, Polo Cafe; co-hosts have included current and former WCT staffers such as Amy Matheny, Kirk Williamson, Jerry Nunn and Andrew Davis. Photographers through years have included Hal Baim, Kat Fitzgerald, Dave Ouano and more. Many of the awardees have gone on to prominence and success.
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