PicturedLonnie Bunch, Chicago Historical Society president ( TOP ) , and Toni Armstrong, Jr. RIGHT: Robert Kohl ( Center on Halsted board member ) and Robbin Burr ( executive director of Center on Halsted ) . Photos by Andrew Davis
On Jan. 20 at the Chicago Historical Society ( CHS ) , the host organization, The Center on Halsted, and the University of Chicago Lesbian and Gay Studies Project announced the schedule for its 2005 OUT at CHS series.
According to a CHS release, the programming for OUT at CHS has several goals, including the presentation of innovative programming; the provision of a forum to discuss LGBT historic and contemporary topics; the promotion of more awareness about the importance of LGBT history; and support for collaboration with other projects related to LGBT history and with relevant cultural institutions in the community. One of the people who spoke was CHS president Lonnie G. Bunch, who, among other things, reflected on the success of the inaugural series that took place in 2004.
The events are as follows:
— 'Friends or Lovers: Same-Sex Relationships of the 19th Century,' will take place on Feb. 17 with a reception at 5:30 p.m.; a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.; and food, music, and dancing at 8 p.m.
— 'When the Magnificent Mile Was Called Fairytown and Bronzeville Was Lavender,' will take place on April 21 with a reception at 5:30 p.m. and a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Chad Heap of George Washington University will discuss Chicago's history as a center of LGBT society and culture during the 1930s.
— 'The Celluloid Closet: LGBT in Film' will happen in June. Columbia College film scholar Ron Gregg will headline a panel of movie industry members as they discuss LGBT influences and history on Hollywood.
See www.chicagohistory.org or call ( 312 ) 642-4600.