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Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Inductees

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 to honor people and entities, nominated by the community, who have made significant contributions to the quality of life or well-being of the LGBT community in Chicago.

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announces 2020 inductees, virtual ceremony

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame was founded in 1991 to honor people and entities, nominated by the community, who have made significant contributions to the quality of life or well-being of the LGBT community in Chicago.

Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Announces 2020 Inductees; Virtual Ceremony in October

Chicago, IL - Due to the Covid-19 crisis, this year's Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be virtual and webcast on October 13, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in recognition of National LGBT History Month.

5 LGBTQ+ Monuments Around the World

Legacy Walk, Chicago

The Legacy Walk is a half-mile-long walk down North Halsted Street in Chicago. Both sides of the street hold a total of 20 bronze-coloured columns, each with the life and work of two significant individuals in the LGBTQ+ community.

LGBTQ History To Be Taught In Illinois Classrooms This School Year

This coming school year, districts will be expected to provide information on LGBTQ figures in history before students graduate eighth grade.

State representative Anna Moeller, an Elgin Democrat, said she believes the addition is positive for all students.

Teaching LGBTQ History: New Law Calls for Curriculum Inclusion

uly 1 marks the first day that public schools in Illinois are required to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in their lesson plans. It’s one of many new state laws taking effect Wednesday.

Have Your Own Pride Parade: Take Our Tour of 17 Chicago LGBTQ Landmarks

he Legacy Walk outdoor walking museum stretches just over a half a mile on Halsted Street, between Belmont Avenue and Grace Street, in the largely LGBTQ Lakeview neighorhood known as Boystown.

The city declared it a historic landmark last year.

Walking Through LGBTQ History in Boystown

On a stretch of the narrow sidewalks that line Halsted Street in Boystown, there are familiar rainbow pylons that signify the Chicago neighborhood’s roots as a gay community.

Remembering Heroes on Chicago's Amazing Legacy Walk

Chicago's Boystown district is one of the most celebrated gayborhoods in the world. It’s only fitting that besides having one of the country’s leading LGBTQ centers (The Center on Halsted), it also has one of the biggest memorials to those who helped pave the way for our rights.