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Hall of Fame holds auction
2010-09-29

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Supporters and friends of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame opened their pocketbooks at Sidetrack Sept. 21 to bid on a fabulous array of silent and live auction items. Beth Kelly, chair of The Chicago Commission on Human Relations' Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues ( CCHRACLGBTI ) , advisory council director /community liaison Bill Greaves and volunteers were on hand to make sure the fundraiser went smoothly.

Emcee Circuit MOM and auctioneers C.C. Carter, Wayne Johnson and Mitch Pennell upped the ante with lively charm and humor. Successful bids on artwork, LGBT memorabilia, celebrity tours and dinner; tickets to cultural events; and retail-therapy gift certificates raised, according to Greaves, "about $11,000 overall." The CCHRACLGBTI will induct 11 new honorees into the the country's only queer-focused hall of fame at a public ceremony Nov. 10 at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph. See www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/ARTICLE.php for details and list of 2010 inductees. Text by Micki Leventhal; pics by Leventhal and Kat Fitzgerald ( MysticImagesPhotography.com ) Photos and text by Micki Leventhal


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