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NOMINATIONS, CANDIDATE SELECTION AND INDUCTION
The sample Nominee Biographies featured on THE LEGACY PROJECT website represent current nominees under consideration. (Please note: THE LEGACY PROJECT accepts only posthumous nomintions.) They have come to us from a variety of individuals as well as through our own ongoing research. Each nominee has passed a minimum threshold of academic probity, sufficient to allow their inclusion here for you to peruse. These biographies have been assembled from multiple published sources and Internet databases, but are extremely paraphrased and abridged. They have been formatted to evoke what will likely constitute the final tributes - but are not necessarily the exact text that will be used if an individual is selected for induction. Where necessary, the texts will be amended to further their accuracy - a process that will be ongoing up until the plaques are fabricated. Finalized texts for THE LEGACY WALK Inductees have been independently academically vetted as shown on the resource page for that plaque.
Because LGBT historical contributions are often obscured or incomplete, there may simply not be enough compelling evidence for some nominees at the time selections are made to support their candidacy for THE LEGACY WALK. Given that research into LGBT history is on-going we will retain individual nominations in our database in the event new scholarship produces new evidence, thus meriting another look. Final determination of induction is made by the demographically balanced SELECTION COMMITTEE, whose composition is overseen by the Board of Directors. The Selection Committee is supplemented by our advisory council of ACADEMIC CONSULTANTS. Full consideration for Induction is given not only to the basic demographic categories of race/ethnicity, gender, orientation and gender identification, but also to Fields of Contribution and Nations of Origin. All candidate classes identified by the Selection Committee are approved by the TLP Board, which has the ultimate responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the exhibit over the years. Plaque sponsors choose from the approved list which results from the selection process. Private individuals, groups of friends, organizations or businesses are all welcome to become sponsors. To sponsor a plaque click HERE or call 312-608-1198.
All Legacy Walk inductions take place each year on October 11th
- "National Coming-Out Day."