Hall of Fame nominations now being accepted
Nominations for this year's Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame are now being accepted.
If you know someone who meets the criteria below and think that they would be a good addition to the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, complete and submit the nomination form that can be found at this link by July 15 for consideration.
Criteria are as follows: Induction into the Hall of Fame symbolizes that the recipient has made either:
( 1 ) a single, far-reaching contribution or
( 2 ) significant long-term contributions to the quality of life of Chicago's LGBT community or of the city of Chicago.
The Hall of Fame also recognizes "friends of the community" and LGBT organizations ( including businesses ) that have made similar contributions to Chicago's LGBT communities.
Those with questions about the nomination process should contact Executive Director Israel Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Howard Brown's walk-in clinic opens
The Sheridan Road Walk-In Clinic at Howard Brown Health Center ( HBHC ), 4025 N. Sheridan Rd., is now in serviceand offers sexual-health screenings on a sliding-fee scale instead of the previous $95 flat fee.
Screenings will be conducted for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, hepatitis, herpes ( only if symptoms are shown ) and tuberculosis. Also, meningitis vaccinations are offered for free.
In additions, hours have been expanded and the clinic is open every Saturday.
For more information, visit www.howardbrown.org/hb_news.asp .