Javier Barajas
Age: 64

Barajas ( right ) and his partner Kasey Reese are former Chicagoans active in numerous gay and Latino groups. The couple, together since Sept. 4, 1993, now lives in Vancouver, Canada.

Barajas' volunteer work included: ALMA ( Association of Latin Men in Action ) , AIDS Walk Chicago, CPNA ( Chicago's LGBT Professional Letworking Association ) , Lambda Legal, Equality Illinois and LCCP ( Lesian Community Cancer Project ) . His board work included ALMA ( including as president durinbg their transition to 501-c-3 non-prfit status ) , the city's LGBT advisory council, the state's attorney's advisory board, Lambda Legal and Project Vida.

See also Kasey Reese's video entry.

  Video Interview Date: 2007-05-03 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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