WINDY CITY TIMES
||Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame selection committee to meet
This article shared 2103 times since Mon Jun 22, 2020
The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, now entering its 30th year, announced earlier this year that it would resume inducting new members. After putting out a call to the community for nominations it now has a slate of possible inductees. A selection committee, comprised of Individuals inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, was scheduled to meet in March, but that meeting was canceled due to restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The selection committee will now review the slate of candidates and select the candidates in a virtual meeting on August 1. Anyone inducted into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame as an Individual is entitled to serve on the selection committee. Those interested in participating should send an e-mail to outreach@chicagoLGBTHallofFame.org by July 17, 2020. A virtual ceremony for inductees will be held in October 2020 in honor of LGBT History Month.
The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 as the Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame. Its purpose then, as now, is to honor people and entities, nominated by the community, who have made significant contributions to the quality of life or well-being of the LGBT community in Chicago. It is the first city-sponsored hall of fame dedicated to LGBT people, organizations, and community in the United States.
From its founding in 1991 until 2016 the Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame relied on support from the City of Chicago. The city ceased funding the Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame in 2016 as part of then mayor Rahm Emmanuel's cost-cutting programs. At that time, it was rechristened the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame and has since been supported and maintained by the Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, with approval from the City of Chicago.
The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame inducted new members, from a slate submitted by Chicago's LGBT community, in 2016 and 2017. At that point, the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame decided to take time to restructure, selecting new board members and bringing on new volunteers, as well as re-establishing itself as a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.
The first Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame ceremony took place during Pride Week and was held at Chicago City Hall. Mayor Richard M. Daley hosted the ceremony and afterwards, photos of the inductees were displayed in City Hall. The Hall of Fame has no physical facility but maintains a website, which allows anyone to visit the Hall of Fame at any time. Traditionally, the City of Chicago has displayed the Hall of Fame materials during induction periods.
For more information, visit the organization's web site chicagolgbthalloffame.org/ or its Facebook page, www.facebook.com/groups/56108152083/ or on Twitter @LGBTHallofFame .
From a press release
This article shared 2103 times since Mon Jun 22, 2020
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|Senate hearings for Gina Ortiz Jones, Shawn Skelly; historic if confirmed|
--From a press release - Washington, DC — The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold confirmation hearings for two LGBTQ presidential nominees this Wednesday and both will make history if confirmed. Gina Ortiz Jones, nominated for Under Secretary of the Air ...
|U.S. women's soccer team beats Jamaica 4-0
Carli Lloyd's 24-second strikethe second quickest goal in the United States women's national team historyhelped her team beat Jamaica 4-0 on June 13, ESPN.com reported. Lindsey Horan, Midge Purce and Alex Morgan all added goals for ...
|LGBTQ pioneers, trailblazers, and heroes to be honored at Stonewall Inn on June 24|
--From a press release - (New York, NY, June 15, 2021)... On June 24, 2021, The International Imperial Courts of the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico and the National LGBTQ Task Force will again come together to honor LGBTQ pioneers, trailblazers, and ...
|Chicago History Museum to mark Juneteenth with event, free admission|
The Chicago History Museum will celebrate Juneteenth with free museum admission for all and a virtual event, "Resounding Liberty: Remembering Juneteenth." The virtual celebration includes a civic talk on the history and national impact of Juneteenth; ...
|Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame seeks members for selection committee|
The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th anniversary, invited the LGBTQ+ community to nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, and allies for the 2021 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame and the response was tremendous. The Chicago ...
|First gay Black man elected to office in Texas|
On June 5, Jalen McKee-Rodriguez was elected to represent District 2 for the San Antonio City Councilmaking him the first openly gay Black man elected to any office in Texas history, KEN5.com reported. McKee-Rodriguez, 26, defeated ...
|National AIDS Memorial brings leaders of AIDS movement together to mark 40 years|
--From a press release - San Francisco (Saturday, June 5, 2021) — Leaders of the AIDS movement came together in the National AIDS Memorial — the nation's federally-designated memorial to AIDS — to mark forty years since the first cases of ...
|NBC Out releases annual #Pride30 list|
--From a press release - NBC Out, part of NBCNews.com, has released its annual #Pride30 list, recognizing members of the LGBTQ community around the world who are making a difference. This year's list honors 30 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ...
|Mayor Lori Lightfoot to kick off "A Legacy of Pride" June 7|
--From a press release - The Legacy Project and Rep. Lamont Robinson will present "A Legacy of Pride" at Chicago's Legacy Walk Outdoor LGBTQ+ History Museum/Jane Addams Memorial, 3600 N. Halsted St. on June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...
|Wisconsin LGBTQ History fundraiser honors 60th anniversary of LGBTQ uprising|
--From a press release - Milwaukee, WI - As Pride Month kicks off today across America, the Wisconsin LGBTQ History Project is launching a campaign to celebrate the birthplace of "pride" in Wisconsin, recognize a turning point in local LGBTQ history, ...
|Chicago LGBT veterans honor the fallen on Memorial Day|
The Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights (AVER) honored the fallen on Memorial Day with flowers at the granite monument on Halsted Street and Addison which honors LGBTQ veterans. The monument was commissioned ...
|NATIONAL Press secretary, LGBTQ passings, poll results, Pride items|
Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made history as the first gay woman to lead a White House press briefing in the James S. Brady Briefing Room, and the second Black woman to do so, LGBTQ Nation ...
|Remembering Kay "Tobin" Lahusen|
Much of LGBTQ history, and history in general, has been lost. Even after photography was invented, the lens (and pen) was often directed subjectively, documenting what the mainstream media thought were the significant moments of the ...
|Thompson Coburn LLP hosts virtual tea with history-making Judge Jill Rose Quinn|
Thompson Coburn LLP hosted a Citywide Pride virtual tea event May 26 that featured Cook County Circuit Court Judge Jill Rose Quinn. Quinn made history last November when she became Illinois' first transgender elected official. She ...
|West Hollywood celebrates Pride on Harvey Milk Day, honors Lady Gaga and The Abbey|
Each year in California, the City of West Hollywood celebrates the artistic contributions of the LGBTQ community with its 40-day-long One City One Pride LGBTQ Arts Festival. The festival kicked off on Harvey Milk Day (May ...