Bill Kelley and partner Chen Ooi. Photo by Hal Baim
Bill Kelley and partner Chen Ooi. Photo by Hal Baim
Bill Kelley, front row, second from right, with the Advisory Council on LGBT issues, in 2011. Photo by Kate Sosin
Bill Kelley, front row, second from right, with the Advisory Council on LGBT issues, in 2011. Photo by Kate Sosin
Israel Wright with Bill Kelley, right, at the May 2015 Hall of Fame Bowling event. Photo by Tracy Baim
Israel Wright with Bill Kelley, right, at the May 2015 Hall of Fame Bowling event. Photo by Tracy Baim
Kelley (third from left) at the first White House meeting on gay issues, in 1977. Midge Costanza (back to cameras) hosted the meeting. White House photo
Kelley (third from left) at the first White House meeting on gay issues, in 1977. Midge Costanza (back to cameras) hosted the meeting. White House photo
Kelley receiving an award from the Alliance for Illinois Judges LGBT group. Judge Patricia Logue, Kelley, Jill M. Metz and Judge Nancy J. Katz.
Kelley receiving an award from the Alliance for Illinois Judges LGBT group. Judge Patricia Logue, Kelley, Jill M. Metz and Judge Nancy J. Katz.
Kelley (second from left) with other legends of pre-Stonewall gay activists at the annual Philadelphia Reminder Days marker dedication, in 2005. At right is Frank Kameny, standing next to Mark Segal of Philadelphia Gay News, who is next to Barbara Gittings. Kay Lahusen, her partner, is in the wheelchair. Photo courtesy of Segal.
Kelley (second from left) with other legends of pre-Stonewall gay activists at the annual Philadelphia Reminder Days marker dedication, in 2005. At right is Frank Kameny, standing next to Mark Segal of Philadelphia Gay News, who is next to Barbara Gittings. Kay Lahusen, her partner, is in the wheelchair. Photo courtesy of Segal.
Kelley in an Associated Press photo of a 1960s Philadelphia Reminder Day protest. At right is Kay Lahusen. The photo was used in a Philadelphia newspaper in 2004 to mark the historic protests.
Kelley in an Associated Press photo of a 1960s Philadelphia Reminder Day protest. At right is Kay Lahusen. The photo was used in a Philadelphia newspaper in 2004 to mark the historic protests.
John D'Emilio with Kelley in 2013. Photo by Tracy Baim
John D'Emilio with Kelley in 2013. Photo by Tracy Baim
Barbara Gittings and Bill Kelley. Photo by Tracy Baim
Barbara Gittings and Bill Kelley. Photo by Tracy Baim
Bill Kelley and Ron Sable at the 1992 IMPACT dinner. Photo by Tracy Baim
Bill Kelley and Ron Sable at the 1992 IMPACT dinner. Photo by Tracy Baim
Bill Kelley with former Rear Admiral Alan Steinman at a 2007 Chicago fundraiser to support repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Photo by Tracy Baim
Bill Kelley with former Rear Admiral Alan Steinman at a 2007 Chicago fundraiser to support repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Photo by Tracy Baim
1988 Windy City Times Bill Kelley political series.
1988 Windy City Times Bill Kelley political series.
A late 1970s/early 1980s political event. At podium, Chris Riddiough, and standing, back right, is Bill Kelley. Joe Murray back left. This was a 43rd Ward Gay Caucus press conference on the brutalizing police raids in gay bars such has Carolís Coming Out on Wells Street. Murray was chair of the caucus.
A late 1970s/early 1980s political event. At podium, Chris Riddiough, and standing, back right, is Bill Kelley. Joe Murray back left. This was a 43rd Ward Gay Caucus press conference on the brutalizing police raids in gay bars such has Carolís Coming Out on Wells Street. Murray was chair of the caucus.
Writer Rex Wockner, left, with Kelley in 2013.
Writer Rex Wockner, left, with Kelley in 2013.
Wockner, Ooi and Kelley in June 2013.
Wockner, Ooi and Kelley in June 2013.
The May 30, 1980 GayLife newspaper ran a flashback pic from Aug. 26-30, 1970, with William Kelley (lower left) along with other Chicago representatives to a NACHO (North American Conference of Homophile Organizations) meeting in San Francisco. Tom Erwin (Gertz) and Jim Bradford pictured back, and Roland Keith lower right. From the Marie Kuda Archives
The May 30, 1980 GayLife newspaper ran a flashback pic from Aug. 26-30, 1970, with William Kelley (lower left) along with other Chicago representatives to a NACHO (North American Conference of Homophile Organizations) meeting in San Francisco. Tom Erwin (Gertz) and Jim Bradford pictured back, and Roland Keith lower right. From the Marie Kuda Archives