Archive for the In Memoriam Category

DOM “ETIENNE” OREJUDOS

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 1992 [Posthumous] Dom Orejudos is widely recognized for his contribution to the arts, entertainment and the early […]

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SCOTT MCPHERSON

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 1992 [Now Deceased] One of the first openly gay, HIV-positive American artists, a renowned playwright and accomplished […]

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HARLEY MCMILLEN

Inducted 1992 [Now Deceased] He played an important role in the formation of the Howard Brown Memorial Clinic, no known […]

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PEARL M. HART

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 1992 [Posthumous] She spent her entire legal career of 61 years defending the civil rights of all […]

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PEG GREY

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 1992 [Now Deceased] She provided key leadership over two decades in building lesbian and gay athletic programs […]

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VERNITA GRAY

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 1992 [Now Deceased] Vernita Gray served Chicago’s lesbian and gay community with distinction for over 40 years. […]

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HENRY GERBER

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 1992 [Posthumous] The founder of Chicago’s Society for Human Rights in 1924, the first gay rights organization […]

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THOM DOMBKOWSKI

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 1992 [Now Deceased] A leader in the development and formation of Chicago House and Social Service Agency, […]

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ADRIENNE SMITH, PH.D.

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 1991 [Now Deceased] A Chicago native, educated at the University of Illinois and with a Ph.D. from […]

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CHARLES “CHUCK” RENSLOW

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 1991 [Now Deceased] A true pioneer in Chicago’s gay and lesbian community, Chuck Renslow opened Kris Studio […]

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