Monday, August 22, 2016

Big Chicks Announced as Inductee Into Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame today announced this year's honored inductees, and there are some Uptowners in the group:
  • Under the category of "Organizations," congratulations to Big Chicks (5024 North Sheridan). The press release says, "For thirty years this pioneering Uptown bar has served as a diverse LGBTQ watering hole, a hub of community events and performances, and a longstanding center of LGBTQ fundraising and sponsorship."
  • Under the category of "Individuals," former Howard Brown clinic physician Dr. Thomas Klein is being honored. "Longtime openly gay physician who was on the front lines during the darkest days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He has served on the Boards of Howard Brown as well as Horizons, is a current Board member of Heartland Health Outreach, and is a member of the Gay and Lesbian American Medical Association."
A complete list of this year's inductees, including former Gov. Pat Quinn and Hell in a Handbag's David Cerda, can be found here.

The induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, November 9th, at the Chicago History Museum. It is free and open to the public. The reception will begin at 5:30pm, and the ceremony will take place between 6pm and 7pm.

More more about the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, visit its website here.

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