Steve Wakefield
Age: 71
Categories:   Civic/Community   Health   Social/Bars   Politics

Wakefield spend many years in Chicago working for and heading up various gay and AIDS agencies. His organizational involvement included Howard Brown Health Center and Test Positive Aware Network. He also was a critical part of Chicago Black Lesbians and Gays, including when it marched in the Bud Billiken Parade. He was a founder of Chicago Black Lesbians and Gays, Strike Against AIDS and Bringing Our Hearts Together. He was the first openly gay person appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley, to the Chicago Department of Health Board. He works on international HIV vaccine issues from his new home base of Seattle.

  Video Interview Date: 2007-07-22 Interviewer: Tracy Baim

Out and Proud in Chicago: An Overview of the City's Gay Community, the book is edited by Tracy Baim and features the contributions of more than 20 prominent historians and journalists. It is published by Surrey Books, an Agate imprint, and is hard cover, 224 pages, 4-color, with nearly 400 photos.
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