Alexandra Billings & Chrisanne Blankenship
Billings (left) and Blankenship are partners personally and professionally, both working on cultural issues.
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.
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.
Laura Goring
Laura Goring and partner Lawrence Goring work on lesbian healthcare and transgender issues.
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.
Matthew Harvat
Harvat, known as "Circuit Mom," has helped raised funds for gay and AIDS groups for many years.
Angelique Munro
Munro was born a male but always felt she was a woman. She has donated her performing talents to numerous Chicago groups.
Red Tremmel
Tremmel is active on trans issues, including access to lesbian spaces. Tremmel also co-founded the Sissy Butch Brothers, which did burlesque shows.
Honey West
Honey West is an all-around entertainer who has contributed her services to numerous AIDS and GLBT charities.

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