Angel Abcede
Abcede is founder of the School Street Art Movement "Sex Police," which educated about HIV and AIDS.
Carmen Abrego & MariBeth Welch
Abrego and Welch live in Oak Park and support various LGBT causes. Abrego is a long-time Chicagoan also known for her poetry.
Ann Adams & Lise Alschuler
Adams (left) and Alschuler are partners and contributors to LGBT and health causes.
Ann Adams
Ann Adams and her partner Lise Alschuler are contributors to LGBT and health causes.
Jean Albright & Tracy Baim
Albright is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant and Baim is Publisher of Windy City Media Group.
Jean Albright
Albright is a retired Air Force Master Sergeant, working to overturn the military's gay ban.
Alicia Amador
Amador and partner Norma Seledon support a range of Latina lesbian and other causes.
Jackie Anderson
Anderson has been a part of the LGBT community since the 1960s, and has been active on a wide range of issues.
Toni Armstrong Jr.
Toni Jr. has worked on LGBT rights, lesbian women's music, as well as with groups such as GLSEN Chicago, Color Triangle, BLAST, and many more.
Tommy AvantGarde
Avant Garde is part of the South Side "balls" social scene, active on educating Black gay youth on health and cultural issues.
Miguel Ayala
Ayala was co-founder of the Whitney Young Pride GSA, the first in the Chicago area, and active in Chicago youth causes and mainstream political campai
Javier Barajas
Barajas and his partner Kasey Reese are former Chicagoans active in numerous gay and Latino groups.
Lora Branch
Lora Branch is a true renaissance woman, a DJ, an AIDS advocate, an activist and much more.
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.
Robert Castillo
Castillo has been active for many years on a wide range of gay, AIDS and Latino issues.
Randy Duncan
Duncan is a legend in the Chicago dance and choreography scene, known for his skills as well as his generosity.
Mailik Gillani & Jamil Khoury
Gillani and Khoury are co-founders of Silk Road Theatre, doing pioneering work on diversity issues in the gay and theater communities.
Mailik Gillani
Gillani and partner Jamil Khoury are co-founders of Silk Road Theatre, doing pioneering work on diversity issues in the gay and theater communities.
Lawrence Goring & Laura Goring
Laura Goring and partner Lawrence Goring work on lesbian healthcare and transgender issues.
Lawrence Goring
Lawrence Goring and partner Laura Goring work on lesbian healthcare and transgender issues.
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 & Craig Davis
Davis and Hall are long-time partners working on cultural issues in the community.
Joel Hall
Hall has been a pioneering openly gay activist since the 1970s. He founded the Joel Hall Dancers.
Jean Hardisty
Jean V. Hardisty, Ph.D., was a critical activist in Chicago in the 1970s and 1980s. She also founded Political Research Associates.
Neena Hemmady
Hemmady is active on a variety of LGBT issues, including including those impacting people of color.
Joe Hollendoner
Hollendoner is Director of the Broadway Youth Center for Howard Brown Health Center and a youth activist.
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.

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