The Chicago Gay History Project is working to have a timeline of
people, events and organizations over the course of more than 100
years. The companion book, Out and Proud in Chicago: An Overview of
the City's Gay Community, divides the history into decades, first
from the 1800s-1959, then 1950s-1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.
In the TOPICS area of this web site, you can see many of those
articles, with more added each month, looking back at the history of
By the full launch in September, 2008, we will have a timeline
outlines to provide an overview of the Chicago community.