Jessica Halem & Red Tremmel Halem and Tremmel spent many years in Chicago working on a variety of LGBT causes, including cultural activism. They away moved for work in '08.
Jessica Halem Halem is former executive director of the Lesbian Community Cancer (now Care) Project, and a standup comic. She is a long-time feminist.
Joel Hall Hall has been a pioneering openly gay activist since the 1970s. He founded the Joel Hall Dancers.
Roland Hansen & Bill Bergfalk Hansen (left) and Bergfalk have been partners since 1984, and both have supported gay organizations since the 1970s. Roland Hansen Hansen's volunteer work has included Gerber/Hart Library, the American Library Association GLBT Round Table, Windy City Athletic Association, and more
Jean Hardisty Jean V. Hardisty, Ph.D., was a critical activist in Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s. She also founded Political Research Associates She died in 2015.. Jorjet Harper Harper is a writer, editor, musician, artist and more. She has been part of Chicago's lesbian community since the 1970s.
Greg Harris Harris was elected to the Illinois General Assembly in 2006. He is a long-time Chicago-based activist on gay and AIDS issues. Matthew Harvat Harvat, known as "Circuit Mom," has helped raised funds for gay and AIDS groups for many years.
Juarez Hawkins Hawkins is a Chicago-based lesbian artist who has contributed her work to many causes.
Ron Helizon Helizon has been active on gay issues since the 1960s, including as a bar owner, bar personality, and Catholic activist.
Neena Hemmady Hemmady is active on a variety of LGBT issues, including including those impacting people of color. Marcia Hill Hill has been a fixture on the Chicago gay sports scene for 25 years. She has been both a participant and official.
Ted Hoerl & Steve Scott Both Hoerl (left) and Scott are active theater professionals in Chicago, with long ties to the gay community. They have been together since Nov. 1, 1 Ted Hoerl Hoerl is an Actor-Director/ Adjunct Professor of Acting CCPA at Roosevelt University. In the 1980s he owned Opal Station, a popular gay bar.
Joe Hollendoner Hollendoner is Director of the Broadway Youth Center for Howard Brown Health Center and a youth activist.
Tonda Hughes Hughes is a researcher looking at lesbian health issues, and is active on LGBT issues in Chicago. Lynn Hull Hull is a long-time Chicago lesbian-feminist activist, including on making trades jobs available to women.
Out and Proud in Chicago:
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