Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame Exhibit at HWLC

An exhibit showcasing the contributions of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities is on display through March 15 in Van Buren Corridor on the ground floor of Harold Washington Library Center.

Chicago's Art and Cultural Impact on LGBTQ History, a panel discussion celebrating the exhibit, is set for December 7 at Harold Washington Library Center.

The Board of Directors of Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame hosts this annual exhibit.

The Hall of Fame recognizes the volunteer and professional achievements of LGBT people, their organizations and friends, including efforts to eradicate homophobic bias and discrimination. This is a unique tribute to dedicated individuals and organizations whose services have improved the quality of life for all of Chicago’s citizens.

Living and deceased members of Chicago’s LGBT communities are selected for the "Individual" category. These people have made single far-reaching or significant long-term contributions and achievement for those communities and to the city as a whole. The "Organization" category honors LGBT businesses and nonprofit groups that have done likewise. "Friends of the Community" are non-LGBT-identified individuals and organizations who have contributed to the positive quality of life for the city’s LGBT communities.

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