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Mayor Lori Lightfoot to kick off "A Legacy of Pride" June 7
--From a press release
2021-06-04

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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 has confirmed that she will speak; many of the city and state LGBT caucus members will be there, along with several key political allies and numerous LGBTQ business and community leaders. Additional scheduled speakers include U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky; U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley; IL Sen. Sara Feigenholtz; IL Rep. Greg Harris; IL Rep. Lamont Robinson; Ald. Tom Tunney; Ald. James Cappleman; and Modesto "Tico" Valle, CEO, Center on Halsted. (NOTE: List in formation)

Chicago is home to one of the most unique outdoor attractions — and the largest historically landmarked LGBTQ site — on earth. The Legacy Walk's 40 bronze memorials legacyprojectchicago.org/legacy-walk commemorate LGBTQ contributions to world history and culture — people whose achievements are now part of Illinois's new LGBTQ-Inclusive Public School Curriculum icl.legacyprojectchicago.org/ . The participation of Mayor Lightfoot — who is a living example of LGBTQ History — will send a very powerful message about the true meaning of PRIDE.

ABOUT THE LEGACY PROJECT

The award-winning Legacy Project educates the general public about the many roles Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people have played in the advancement of world history and culture. Through "The Legacy Walk" (the world's only outdoor LGBT museum and Chicago's newest Historic Landmark); "The Legacy Project Education Initiative" (the foundation of Illinois's new LGBTQ-Inclusive Curriculum); "The Legacy Wall" (traveling interactive exhibit); and the Legacy LIVE Event Series — the Legacy Project uses powerful examples in history to challenge the social and cultural isolation of LGBTQ youth and the ignorance which fuels anti-LGBTQ bullying. The Legacy Project is a 501(c)3 Chicago-based non-profit corporation financed entirely by donations. NO PUBLIC FUNDS ARE USED. For more information go to www.legacyprojectchicago.org .


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