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.
Linda Bubon & Ann Christophersen
Bubon (left) and Christophersen founded Women & Children First in the late 1970s and both have played critical roles in the LGBT and feminist communit
Linda Bubon
Bubob is co-founder and co-owner of Women & Children First Bookstore.
Deborah Burkhart
Burkhart is an architect, and a principal in a women-owned architectural firm. She and partner Starla Sholl support numerous LGBt groups.
Robbin Burr & Lisa Loudin
Loudin (left) and Burr are partners who support LGBT organizations. Burr is former executive director of Center on Halsted.
Robbin Burr
Burr is former executive director of Center on Halsted, leading the agency during their drive for a community center building on Halsted.
Lori Cannon
Lori Cannon has been a long-time supporter of the GLBT community, especially in her pioneering AIDS activism and support services.
Evette Cardona & Mona Noriega
Noriega and Cardona are one of Chicago's power couples, active on a wide range of GLBT and Latina issues, including thru Amigas Latinas.
Evette Cardona
Cardona is active in a wide range of GLBT and Latina issues.
Robert Castillo & John Pennycuff
Castillo and Pennycuff are partners in life and activism, seen at protests for Queer Nation, ACT UP, anti-violence, pro-marriage, and much more.
Gary Chichester
Chichester has been a gay activist since the early 1970s, serving in vital leadership positions.
Tom Chiola
Chiola made history by becoming the first openly gay person elected to major office in Illinois, when he won a judge post in the mid 1990s.
Ann Christophersen
Christophersen is co-founder of Women & Children First Bookstore and a critical volunteer and supporter of LGBT and feminist causes.
Jim Darby & Patrick Bova
Bova (left) and Darby have been together since 1963. They are activists working to overturn the military's gay ban, and support numerous gay causes.
Jim Darby
Darby is a Navy veteran active in the fight to overturn the military's gay ban.
Andrew Deppe & Stephen Weiser
Deppe and Weiser, partners since 1993, volunteer and support various LGBT and AIDS religious, sports and political causes.
Andrew Deppe
Deppe has been a founder, staff member and volunteer for many important AIDS ad LGBT groups.
Tim Drake
Long-time political activist Drake was the first openly gay candidate to win election in Illinois, as a 1980 John Anderson presidential delegate.
Bill Greaves
In 1995 Greaves was appointed to the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations’ Advisory Council on LGBT Issues; in 2000 he became the Directo
Jean Hardisty
Jean V. Hardisty, Ph.D., was a critical activist in Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s. She also founded Political Research Associates.
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.
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.
Mark Ishaug
Ishaug is President/CEO of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.
Art Johnston
Johnston is co-owner of Sidetrack bar in Chicago, and a long-time activist on GLBT and AIDS issues.
Lola Lai Jong
Lola Lai Jong has been important cultural and activist pioneer on lesbian and Asian Pacific Islander LGBT issues in Chicago and internationally.
Nancy Katz & Janine Denomme
Katz and Denomme were partners and both active on lesbian and gay issues. Katz is an associate judge, Denomme was director of the Horizons Youth Progr
Nancy Katz
Katz is an Associate Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County, sitting in Domestic Relations Division.
Bill Kelley & Chen Ooi
Kelley and Ooi are long-time partners and activists. Kelley has been fighting for gay rights since the 1960s. Ooi is active in Asians and Friends/Chic
Bill Kelley
Kelley is among Chicago's longest-serving and most important gay activists, having worked since the 1960s to secure gay rights.
Bruce Koff & Mitchell Channon
Long-time partners Koff and Channon have been active on both gay and Jewish issues for many years.
Bruce Koff
Bruce Koff, LCSW, has been a pioneering advocate for LGBT concerns in the fields of social service and mental health since 1977.
Danny Kopelson
Kopelson has been a key staff member and volunteer for numerous gay and AIDS organizations, including AIDS Foundation of Chicago.
Michael Leppen
Leppen is among Chicago's most important philanthropists, supporting a wide range of gay, AIDS and human-rights causes.
Marcia Lipetz
Lipetz has a long history of working on LGBT and AIDS causes, including as past executive director of AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Pat Logue
Logue is an attorney with a long career working on LGBT and AIDS causes. She is now a judge.
Joe Loundy
Loundy is a retired social worker and travel agent who has been a volunteer at numerous gay groups since the 1970s.
Pat McCombs
McCombs has been an integral part of Chicago's LGBT community since the 1970s, when she first fought back against racial carding in the bars...
Larry McKeon
McKeon had a long public service career, from serving as a police officer in Los Angeles, to being the state's first openly gay, HIV-positive rep.
Sid Mohn
Mohn, as president of the Heartland Alliance, has been a key part of work on behalf of people with AIDS and civil-rights for the LGBT community.
Mary Morten
Morten has worked on a diverse range of projects in the feminist and LGBT communities.
David Munar
Munar is an executive with AIDS Foundation of Chicago and a long-time volunteer for gay and AIDS groups, including Association of Latin men in Action.
Yasmin Nair
Nair is an academic, activist and writer, and was a member of Queer to the Left.
Mona Noriega
Noriega has been active on GLBT and Latina political and cultural issues since the 1970s.
Achy Obejas
Obejas is the award-winning author of Days of Awe, Memory Mambo, and We Came all the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This?. She was born in Hava
Renae Ogletree
Ogletree has been active on a range of youth, LGBT, AIDS and other causes in Chicago since the 1980s.
John Pennycuff
Pennycuff has been seen around town marching and protesting for a wide range of gay and AIDS issues.
Rich Pfeiffer & Tim Frye
Pfeiffer (left) and Frye have been partners since 1971, working on a range of gay issues, including the Pride Parades.
Rich Pfeiffer
Pfeiffer is best known as Coordinator of PRIDEChicago annual Pride Parade from the early 1970s through the present day.
Lisa Pickens
Pickens is a co-founder of Affinity, a group for African-American lesbians, and is active on a variety of LGBT causes.
Tony Rivera
Tony Alvarado Rivera was a very out teenager, winning awards for his pioneering activism. He continues to help youth now that he is out of school.
Julio Rodriguez & David Sinski
Rodriguez (left) and Sinski are long-time partners active on a variety of LGBT, AIDS and youth issues.
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.
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.
Patrick Sheahan
Sheahean was president of the Center on Halsted's board during its critical campaign to build a new community center.
Chris Smith
Smith is co-founder of Affinity, a South Side-based group for African-American lesbians.
Tom Tunney
Tunney is Chicago's first openly gay alderman, and so much more. As a business owner he has given much to the GLBT and mainstream Chicago communities.
Dick Uyvari
Uyvari has been a critical part of the Chicago sports scene since the 1970s. He has also played a role in the national gay bowling movement.
Tico Valle
Valle has been a volunteer and staff member of a range of gay and AIDS groups, and serves as executive director of the Center on Halsted.
Steve Wakefield
Wakefield spend many years in Chicago working for and heading up various gay and AIDS agencies.
Guy Warner
Warner was the founder of the first support groups for parents and friends in Chicago, in the 1970s.
Vera Washington & Pat McCombs
McCombs and Washington have been business partners for more than 25 years, running Executive Sweet, parties for women.

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