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Thursday, Oct 6
Women Connection Summit of Hope AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) in partnership with the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) address the needs of cis and transgender women who have been recently released from the Illinois correctional system. health services, roundtable workshops, exhibit areas, a lunch break, and a closet filled with accessories donated to enhance work attire and promote empowerment. For more information, contact L'Oreal Bailey at LBailey@aidschicago.org .  10:00am - 2:00pm  
Compassion Baptist Church, 2650 E. 95th St.


Chi-Town Squares dance party With Sandie Bryant calling  7:30pm  
Ebenezer Lutheran Church
1650 W Foster




Tuesday, Oct 11
Personal PAC 29th Annual Awards Luncheon Keynote speaker Michele Bratcher Goodwin and honorees State Senator Melinda Bush, State Rep. Greg Harris, and William McNary. This year's Luncheon will be held in a hybrid format, allowing supporters to attend the event either in-person or virtually. Info to come  1:00pm  
In person and/or virtual
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Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Mayor Lightfoot to present awards at Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Open to the public.  6:00pm  
Chicago History Museum
1601 N Clark
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Wednesday, Oct 12
Best Practices for Attracting, Recruiting, & Retaining LGBTQ+ Employees Equality Illinois & the Illinois Equality Council. in-person abd via Zoom. Free for members of the Illinois Equality Council (contact your company representative to sign up). $250 for non-members.   4:30pm - 6:30pm  
McDermott, Will, & Emery, 444 W. Lake St., Chicago
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Friday, Oct 14
The Hocus Pocus Halloween Bash tour Join Ginger Minj as Winifred, Gidget Galore as Mary, Shaun White as Sarah, and Jason Richards as the Stage Manager and watch as they pay tribute to the original and the new sequel in this all original, musical spectacular. $40   8:30pm - 10:30pm  
The Venus Cabaret Theater
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Saturday, Oct 15
Midwest Surrogacy Conference & Expo Legal, medical, and financial aspects to consider for men having babies  5:30am - 6:45pm  
Center on Halsted
3656 N Halsted
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Mania: The Abba Tribute Go back in time by recreating one of the world's most well-known pop groups in a live stage performance. $37+  8:00pm    815-356-9212
Raue Center for the Arts, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake
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The Hocus Pocus Halloween Bash tour Join Ginger Minj as Winifred, Gidget Galore as Mary, Shaun White as Sarah, and Jason Richards as the Stage Manager and watch as they pay tribute to the original and the new sequel in this all original, musical spectacular. $40   8:30pm - 10:30pm  
The Venus Cabaret Theater
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Sunday, Oct 16
The Hocus Pocus Halloween Bash tour Join Ginger Minj as Winifred, Gidget Galore as Mary, Shaun White as Sarah, and Jason Richards as the Stage Manager and watch as they pay tribute to the original and the new sequel in this all original, musical spectacular. $40   8:30pm - 10:30pm  
The Venus Cabaret Theater
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Friday, Oct 21
Legacy Walk Dedication The Legacy Project and The Legacy Project Education Initiative educates the general public on roles LGBT people have played in the advancement of world history and culture. Reception follows at Sidetrack  2:00pm  
Halsted Street
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Legacy Landmark Gala 10th Anniversary of the Legacy Walk Featuring a 90‐minute cocktail hour; 4-hour open bar; gourmet food stations; fine table dining; VIP‐studded multimedia ceremony; annual awards for Philanthropy, Community Advocacy, History, Education, Volunteer Service; and the first "Living Legacy Award". Followed by an Intimate evening with openly gay comic Matteo Lane. EARLY-BIRD TICKETS.... $175 (For a Limited Time). GENERAL ADMISSION.... $200 (After Early-Bird Sales. VIP ADMISSION.... $350  5:30pm - 9:30pm  
Venue West 221 North Paulina St
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Saturday, Oct 22
OPALGA+ Annual Scholarship Gala Each year we award local LGBTQIA+ students scholarships for their continuing education. The total scholarship awards each year depend on the generosity of our event attendees and donors. gala@opalga.org  5:00pm - 11:00pm  
The Nineteenth Century Club, Oak Park
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Big Orange Ball In the 1970s, queer Chicago icon Chuck Renslow threw the first Orange Ball to protest the era's homophobia and show that queer love would overcome all obstacles. Howard Brown Health brings the past alive at our Halloween fundraiser   8:00pm  
Park West Chicago
322 W Armitage Ave
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Wednesday, Oct 26
Story Jam Solo spotlghts solo artists and jazz Solo artists present a compelling, 16- minute humor-filled true story of their lives while The Typhanie Monique Trio will respond with jazz standards and contemporary songs. Part of a series  7:00pm  
Artifact Events, 4325 N. Ravenswood Ave
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