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THE NOMINATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUGUST 8. If you know a person or organization who deserves to be honored for their work in Chicago's LGBT community, now is your time to act! Nominate them to be inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame! Nominations are due by August 8 and should be sent to: The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame 3712 N. Broadway, Unit 637 Chicago, IL 60613-4235 If you have any questions about the nomination or selection process, please contact Israel Wright at 312-401-8893. Nomination Form
2014 Chicago GLHF Induction Ceremony Wednesday, November 12 6pm - 8pm Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614
HamBINGO Monday, August 25 8pm - 10pm Hamburger Mary's 5400 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640

The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame is both a historic event and an exhibit. Through the Hall of Fame, residents of Chicago and the world are made aware of the contributions of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and the communities' efforts to eradicate homophobic bias and discrimination.

With the support of the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations, the Advisory Council on Gay and Lesbian Issues (now the Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues) established the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in June 1991. The inaugural induction ceremony took place during Gay and Lesbian Pride Week at City Hall, hosted by Mayor Richard M. Daley. This was the first event of its kind in the country.

The Hall of Fame recognizes the volunteer and professional achievements of lesbians and gay men, their organizations, and their friends, as well as their contributions to the lesbian and gay community and to the City of Chicago. This is a unique tribute to dedicated individuals and organizations whose services have improved the quality of life for all of Chicago's citizens.

Induction into the Hall of Fame symbolizes that the recipient either has made a contribution with far-reaching effects on the quality of life for Chicago's lesbian and gay community or the city of Chicago, or has made a significant long-term contribution to the well-being of Chicago's lesbian and gay community.

The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame is privately funded through generous donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. Staff support is provided by volunteers.

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