Javier Barajas Barajas and his partner Kasey Reese are former Chicagoans active in numerous gay and Latino groups. Paula Basta Basta and partner Terri Worman work on gay political and seniors issues.
Lois Bates Lois Bates, a longtime transgender activist and community leader passed away Nov. 17, 2011 just three days before Transgender Day of Remembrance.
Michael Bauer Bauer is a political activist on the local and national scene. Jan Berger & Robin Hochstatter Hochstatter (left) and Berger are supporters of various community groups and long-time participants in Chicago's LGBT sports leagues.
Jan Berger Berger is a supporter of various community groups and a long-time participant in Chicago's LGBT sports leagues. Bill Bergfalk Bergfalk has supported gay organizations since the 1970s as a volunteer and donor.
Sam Bezanis Bezanis has donated his design services to many gay, AIDS and mainstream civil-rights groups, including the ACLU.
Alexandra Billings Alexandra Billings is a nationally known performer who transitioned from male to female and has performed in numerous theatrical roles, and on TV.
Chrisanne Blankenship Chrisanne Blankenship (right) and Alex Billings and partners who both work on culture issues. David Blatt & David Moore The work of partners in life and business Blatt and Moore has been critical to the survival of many of their clients with HIV and AIDS.
Michelle Bonnarens Bonnarens is a former Chicagoan now living in Germany. Her activism included fighting back against bigots at the University of Chicago in the 1980s. Patrick Bova Bova and partner Jim Darby have been together since 1963. They are activists working to overturn the military's gay ban, and support numerous gay caus
David Boyer Boyer has been a fixture on the gay bar scene for decades, including at Carol's and Touche. Kevin Boyer Boyer has been a volunteer for Chicago gay groups since 1989, including with the Gay Games, Gerber/Hart Library and the gay chamber of commerce.