Archive for the In Memoriam Category

PATRICK DENNIS

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2016 [Posthumous] Patrick Dennis (1921-1976) was the author of sixteen books including the enormously popular bestselling camp […]

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BENNETT WILLIAMS

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2014 [Posthumous] Bennet Williams was an HIV/AIDS advocate and activist whose life had an impact on many […]

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GERALD ARPINO

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2014 [Posthumous] As co-founder of the Joffrey Ballet in New York with Robert Joffrey in 1956, Gerald […]

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BURR TILLSTROM

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2013 [Posthumous] Burr Tillstrom (1917–1985), a native Chicagoan, for his contributions to the early days of television […]

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ANDREW PATNER

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2013 [Now Deceased] Andrew Patner, for more than three decades was a journalist, editor, biographer, lecturer, teacher, […]

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RUDOLPH JOHNSON, JR.

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2013 [Posthumous] Rudolph Johnson, Jr. (1947–2006), for 23 years as a well-known and well-regarded North Halsted Street […]

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LOIS L. BATES

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2012 [Posthumous] Lois L. Bates (1970-2011) has served as an adviser, trainer, and health educator on HIV-prevention […]

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JON SIMMONS

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2011 [Posthumous] Jon Simmons (1955-1994), a city government liaison to LGBT Chicagoans under three mayors. Before being […]

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TONY JACKSON

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2011 [Posthumous] Tony Jackson (1876-1921), a pioneer in early-20th-century popular music. He brought musical influences from his […]

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GRANT LYNN FORD

INDIVIDUAL | Inducted 2011 (now deceased) Grant Lynn Ford He was founding publisher of GayLife in 1975, which was distributed […]

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