The following was presented as the keynote for State Treasurer Frerichs LGBTQ History Month Program
Thank you Treasurer Frerichs for inviting me to speak today. Thank you, Alice Morales, for coordinating this event. And thank you to all of you for coming out today to celebrate LGBTQ History Month.
Before I get started, I want to highlight a Chicago milestone that occurred this past weekend. The Legacy Walk was completed on Saturday when the last two plaques were installed on the pylons on North Halsted Street. One commemorates transgender activist, Marsha P. Johnson, and the other, Russian composer Tchaikovsky.