Equality Illinois to honor TransLife Project
The TransLife Center of Chicago House is the recipient of the 2015 Equality Illinois Freedom Award for providing critical services to transgender Illinoisans.
Bernard Cherkasov, CEO of Equality Illinois, said, "The TransLife Center demonstrates remarkable vision, courage, and leadership in the effort to achieve full equality for transgender people in Illinois. For transgender individuals impacted by poverty, homelessness, and health issues, the TransLife Center provides critical, life-changing services."
The Freedom Award will be made at the 2015 Equality Illinois Gala on Saturday, Feb. 14, in the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave. The theme of the gala this year is "love is love is love" in honor of Valentine's Day.
'Out at CHM' starts Jan. 22 with trans* event
The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St., will hold its annual LGBT-focused "Out at CHM" series starting Thursday, Jan. 22.
On that date, "Transmopolitan: Transgender Resilience" will take place. Trans activist Precious Davis will present a multimedia project on Chicago's transgender history, and will then lead a panel discussion with trans individuals Andre Perez, Gloria Allen, Owen Daniel McCarter, Mimi Marks and Angelica Ross.
There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m., with each program at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 ( $15 for members and students ); visit www.chicagohistory.org/planavisit/upcomingevents/out-at-chm.