Kasey Reese
Age: 63
Categories:   Civic/Community   Business   Social/Bars  

Reese ( left ) and his partner Barajas were critical parts of numerous Chicago gay groups when they lived here. The couple, together since Sept. 4, 1993, now reside in Vancouver, Canada.

Reese's volunteer work included: AIDS Walk Chicago, CPNA ( Chicago's LGBT Professional Letworking Association ) , OUT AT Work ( Or Not ) , Howard Brown Memorial Clinic, Lamda Legal Defense and Education Fund, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, Equality Illinois and the Institute of Internal Auditors. His board work included CPNA in the early to mid 1990s, the Color Triangle ( Founding Steering Committee member ) , Chicago Mayor Daley’s Advisory Council on Gay and Lesbian Issues ( ACGLI ) , GLEAM ( Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transger Employees of Ameritech; he was a founder of that group ) , and GLOBAL ( 1991-1993 ) .

See also Javier Barajas interview.

  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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