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Jane Saks
Saks is Executive Director of the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media, Columbia College Chicago.
Victor Salvo
Salvo is a designer by trade, and an activist in his down time, having been a key part of Chicago's political and AIDS activism.
David Sanderson & Lee Brady
Lee Brady (left) and David Sanderson have been partners in life and business since 1967.
Norman Sandfield
For almost 30 years, Sandfield has been an organizer of lesbian and gay Jewish activities and of Jewish AIDS programs in Chicago and internationally.
Nan Schaffer & Karen Dixon
Schaffer and Dixon are political activists and philanthropists in Chicago.
Nan Schaffer
Schaffer is a political activist and philanthropist in Chicago.
Steve Scott
Scott is active as a director and teacher in Chicago's theater community.
Norma Seledon & Alicia Amador
Amador and partner Norma Seledon support a range of Latina lesbian and other causes.
Norma Seledon
Amador and partner Norma Seledon support a range of Latina lesbian and other causes.
Patrick Sheahan
Sheahean was president of the Center on Halsted's board during its critical campaign to build a new community center.
Linda Shear & Windflower
Linda Shear is a former Chicago musician, founder of the first open lesbian rock band in U.S., and Windflower is her partner.
Linda Shear
Linda Shear is a former Chicago musician, founder of the first open lesbian rock band in the U.S.
Starla Sholl & Deborah Burkhart
Sholl (left) and Burkhart support LGBT and women's organizations through volunteering and donations.
Starla Sholl
Sholl is a social worker in full-time private practice, with a large LGB clientelle. She has volunteered with several LGBT groups.
Debra Shore & Kathleen Gillespie
Cathy Gillespie (left) and partner Deb Shore are active in a variety of gay organizations.
Debra Shore
Shore became the first open lesbian elected to countywide office in Illinois, as a commissioner for the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District.
Larry Simpson & Ed Zasadil
Zasadil (left) and Simpson have been partners since 1962. Since their retirement they have been active on gay issues, including on gays in the militar
Art Sims
Art "Chat Daddy" Sims is a relationship advice expert who helps both straight and gay people. As an openly gay man, he breaks down barriers.
Patrick Sinozich
Sinozich is a nationally renowned director of choral groups, including gay choruses in Chicago.
Stan Sloan
Sloan is CEO of Chicago House and Social Service Agency, which provides housing for people impacted by AIDS.
Art Smith
Smith is a world-renowned chef with a popular restaurant and cookbook, and is well known for his work as Oprah's chef.
Barb Smith
Smith has been active in the community since the 1960s, when she was raising her daughter Chris. She is a key supporter of Affinity and WACT.
Chris Smith
Smith is co-founder of Affinity, a South Side-based group for African-American lesbians.
Dan Smith
As one-half of the Hearty Boys, Smith and his partner Steve McDonough have broken new TV ground as top chefs and philanthropists.
Max Smith
Max Smith has been a gay activist since the 1970s, including on media, health and political issues.
Coco Soodek & Roxanne Saylor
Soodek (left) and Saylor are active in supporting GLBT political, cultural and health causes.
Coco Soodek
Soodek is a partner with the law firm Bryan Cave and has supported numerous gay and lesbian causes.
Larry Spang
Spang is a retired dentist who fought against AIDS discrimination in the federal prison system.
Bev Spangler
Spangler is a theater writer, performer and singer who has been in numerous LGBT productions. She has also volunteered for many LGBT and AIDS groups.
Byron Stewart
Stewart is an actor, cultural pioneer and diversity trainer.
David Stienecker
David Stienecker was a critical 1960s and early 1970s Chicago activist who fought back against police harassment.
Lauren Sugerman
Sugerman is one of the co-founders of Chicago Women in Trades, a critical support for women entering non-traditional trades jobs.
Marge Summit
Summit was a long-time bar owner in Chicago. Her bar His 'n Hers was popular among women and men, especially performers.

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