WINDY CITY TIMES
||Marge Summit to receive Jon-Henri Damski Award Nov. 4
This article shared 1595 times since Wed Oct 31, 2018
Businesswoman Marge Summit will receive the 22nd Annual Jon-Henri Damski Award Sunday, Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m., at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
There will be videos, guest speakers and former honorees at this free event.
Many consider Summit as being on the ground floor of shaping Chicago's LGBT community. She has a 40-year history that includes founding the iconic bar His 'N Hers, nestled under the Addison L stop; being a founding member of the Chicago chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays ( PFLAG ); and being a longtime activist, appearing in numerous videos and documentariesincluding the film Before Stonewall, which chronicled the pre-1968 activities of the national gay and lesbian community.
In addition, Summit pioneered the "Gay $ Project" together with gay businessman Frank Kellas, creating an ink stamp to mark paper currency as coming from gays and lesbians, demonstrating economic impact on every day commerce. She helped lead the charge picketing Evergreen foods, educating it's owners and other 'mainstream' business persons that gays and lesbians were among their regular customers and deserving of common courtesy and respect.
Damski was an weekly columnist, poet and community activist who died in 1997 at age 60. Among other things, he was considered among those who were critical in the passage of Chicago's Human Rights Ordinance in 1988 and the local hate-crimes bill in 1990. He contributed to many publications, including Windy City Times.
For more information about the event, contact Sharyl Holtzman at 773-398-9009 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Related; www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Chicago-Icon-The-Marge-Summit-Story-Part-One-of-a-two-part-feature/61433.html .
This article shared 1595 times since Wed Oct 31, 2018
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|VIEWPOINT Who is my neighbor?|
The notion of functioning as a Good Samaritan is one that transcends any particular faith tradition. The idea of humans treating humans in a humane way sounds so simple, yet history and modernity are replete with ...
|Planned Parenthood Illinois Action launches virtual Black Community Town Hall Series in February|
-- From a press release - CHICAGO - Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA) proudly announces a new Black Community Town Hall series in honor of Black History Month. The series of virtual discussions will tackle topics such as community wellness and care, ...
|Revry's Black History Month of LGBTQ-First Films and Series celebrates Black stories|
-- From a press release - Los Angeles - This Black History Month, Revry is programming LGBTQ-first Black stories with themes from the differently-abled, LGBTQ athletes, activists and the lesbian, trans and the cis-gender lesbian community. Over 35% of Revry's audience is ...
|Nominations announced for 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards|
-- From a press release - New York, NY - Wed., Jan. 19, 2022 - GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, today announced the nominees for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards. RuPaul's Drag ...
|Human Rights Campaign Foundation releases new data on the LGBTQ+ wage gap|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, released ...
|LGBTQ+-rights activist Jim Obergefell announces political run|
Jim Obergefell—the LGBTQ+-rights activist and named plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide—announced Jan. 18 that he is launching a bid for the Ohio state House, CNN.com reported. "I took a history-ma ...
|Nat'l Black Justice Coalition celebrates openly LGBTQ+/SGL NAACP Image Award nominees |
-- From a press release - The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) celebrates the historic number of openly Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+, and same-gender loving (LGBTQ+/SGL) nominees for the NAACP Image Awards. The Image ...
|WORLD Archbishop demoted, Israel ruling, Denmark petition, tennis icon|
Pope Francis demoted Archbishop Giacomo Morandi, the number-two official in the doctrine office, due to the belief that he is responsible for the controversial document that bars blessings for same-sex couples, according to Newsweek. Morandi is ...
|THEATER DuSable, puppet company to run Toni Morrison's 'The Bluest Eye'|
The DuSable Museum of African American History is partnering with the 4th Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to present a production of The Bluest Eye, based on Toni Morrison's 1970 groundbreaking coming-of-age novel. The production will ...
|PASSAGES Veronica Drake|
Veronica Drake—a onetime Chicago resident and longtime LGBTQ+-rights activist—recently passed away in October. She was 58. She last resided in Florida. According to an obituary at Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Inc., Drake was born Sept. 15 ...
|POLITICS Laura Ricketts co-chairing Valencia's finance committee|
Laura Rickettsa co-owner of the Chicago Cubs, along with her family, and a leader in the LGBTQ+ communityis co-chairing the finance committee of Illinois secretary of state candidate Anna Valencia, according to the Politico Illinois Playbook. ...
|LGBTQ+ and BIPOC Youth Led Study on Youth and Young Adult COVID-19 Vaccination Finds Surprising Results|
From a news release - BOULDER, CO - Out Boulder County in partnership with El Centro AMISTAD and Unwoven Ventures with the leadership of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) youth created ...
|Trans actress Rodriguez makes history at quiet Golden Globes|
On Jan. 9, Michaela Jae "Mj" Rodriguez won a Golden Globe for best actress in a TV drama for her role as Blanca on the FX show Pose, according to media reports. The awards were announced on social media, as the Globes were not broadcast or live-streamed ...
|Non-binary skater makes history as part of U.S. Olympic team|
Timothy LeDuc, a figure skater who identifies as non-binary, and partner Ashley Cain-Gribble won the pairs event at the 2022 U.S. Figure Skating Championships on Jan. 9 in Nashville, MSN.com reported. This was their second time ...
|SHOWBIZ Non-binary skater, Cardi B, David Bowie, 'West Hollywood' series|
U.S. figure skating champion Timothy LeDuc is hoping to make history as the first out non-binary Winter Olympian in Beijing, out.com noted. The 31-year-old Iowa native and their skating partner, Ashley Cain-Gribble, already have a gold ...