Legacy Wall highlights contributions of LGBTQ+ people throughout history

October is LGBTQ+ History Month, and Peoria is welcoming a special exhibit covering the significance of LGBTQ+ individuals in America called the Legacy Wall.

Northalsted Legacy Walk highlights activists who helped advance gay rights in Chicago

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Police bar raids targeting gay people and secret underground newsletters warning the gay community of dangers may sound unimaginable now, but it was happening in Chicago decades ago.

Legacy Walk plaques added for Pauli Murray, Matthew Shepard

The Legacy Project unveiled two bronze plaques recognizing LGBTQ+ historical figures Pauli Murray and Matthew Shepard on Oct. 16.

Collections by Michelle Brown Podcast Featuring the Legacy Project's Victor Salvo

The Legacy Project was inspired the first time the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt was shown at the National March on Washington for LGBTQ Civil Rights in 1987 to answer the question “Who would remember those who came before us when we were gone?”

Victor Salvo, Co-Founder Of The Legacy Project

Video interview with Salvo by CBS-2 Chicago's Robb Ellis.

Peoria Public Schools adding LGBTQ+ history into curriculum starting this fall

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Peoria Public Schools District 150 is moving forward with its initiative to promote inclusivity within its lesson plans.

I toured LGBTQ-friendly neighborhoods in 3 cities during Pride Month and found they all honor LGBTQ people in unique ways

When I got closer to the pylons along the Legacy Walk, I noticed each side honored an LGBTQ leader …

Our Chicago: Town hall celebrates Pride Month

CHICAGO (WLS) -- ABC 7, Chicago's No. 1 station for news, is celebrating Pride Month on all of its platforms, including two special virtual town halls on June 10 and June 24. This week's forum is moderated by ABC 7 Chicago's I-Team Consumer Investigative Reporter, Jason Knowles ...

LGBTQ Spaces Are Disappearing

Physical spaces for people in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community are disappearing throughout the country and have been for decades ...

Chicago Pride: North Halsted Legacy Walk is tour through LGBTQ history

In Chicago's newly-renamed North Halsted neighborhood, 40 rainbow pylons form the Legacy Walk, mounted with plaques taking the public through LGBTQ+ history.

"The meaning of this community to the larger LGBTQ diaspora cannot be understated," said Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...