Archive for the In Memoriam Category

LANA HOSTETLER

Friend of the Community | Inducted 2021 [Posthumous] It is hard to imagine a more devoted Friend of the Community […]

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GINNI CLEMMENS

Individual | Inducted 2021 [Posthumous] The gentle, yet radical Ginni Clemmens was known worldwide as one of the earliest openly […]

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SARAH CRAIG

Individual | Inducted 1995 [posthumous] In Chicago’s gay and lesbian rights struggle from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s, Sarah […]

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JOEL DRAKE JOHNSON

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2020 [posthumous] Joel Drake Johnson was an award-winning, internationally produced Chicago playwright and teacher. His local writing […]

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JUDY BAAR TOPINKA

FRIEND OF THE COMMUNITY | Inducted 2020 [posthumous] Judy Baar Topinka was there for the LGBT community since the beginning […]

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DICK UYVARI

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2006 [now deceased] Since 1979, Dick Uyvari has been a major force in Chicago’s organized lesbian, gay, […]

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JACQUES CRISTION

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2013 [Posthumous] Lifelong Chicagoan, Jacques Cristion was introduced to Chicago’s drag scene during the 1950s by a […]

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RALLA KLEPAK

FRIEND OF THE COMMUNITY | Inducted 2017 [Now Deceased] Born in Chicago in 1936, Ralla Klepak taught reading and English […]

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MARK NAGEL

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2017 (now deceased) After joining Gay Chicago Magazine in 1993, Mark Nagel quickly realized the power the […]

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GREER LANKTON

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2017 [Posthumous] Born to a Presbyterian minister in Flint, Michigan, and raised in Park Forest, Illinois, Greer […]

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