Press Release: Nomination deadline extended to June 9, 2024

May 13, 2024

For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Tarrina Dikes, Co-Chair
Greg McFall, Co-Chair

Deadline for 2024 Nominations extended

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announces today that the acceptance period for nominations for the 2024 class of inductees into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has been extended through June 9, 2024. Those wishing to may nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, or “Friends of the Community,” have a few more weeks to do so.  This will be the final extension for 2024 and nominations will close.

All steps of the nomination process are available on the Hall of Fame’s website. Nomination criteria and nomination forms, both downloads and online submissions are available at

Induction into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame symbolizes that the inductee has made either a single, far-reaching contribution or significant long-term contributions to the quality of life of Chicago’s LGBT community or the City of Chicago as a whole. The Hall of Fame also recognizes LGBT organizations and businesses that have made similar contributions to Chicago’s LGBT community as well as allies or “friends of the community.”

This is a unique tribute to dedicated individuals and organizations whose services have improved the society in which we all live. The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame is both a historic event and an exhibit that conveys to the residents of Chicago the many contributions of Chicago’s LGBT community to the quality of life in the city. The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame is the nation’s only known municipally supported effort of its kind.

Anyone can nominate an individual, organization, or business for the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. The nominations will be reviewed by a committee comprised of current Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame members, after which a slate of inductees will be chosen. The ceremony for inductees will be held in October 2024 at the Chicago History Museum.

From its founding in 1991 until 2016, the Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame relied on staff support from the City of Chicago. The first Chicago Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame ceremony took place during Pride Week and was held at Chicago City Hall. Mayor Richard M. Daley hosted the ceremony and afterward, photos of the inductees were displayed in City Hall. The city ceased providing support for the Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame in 2016 under then-mayor Rahm Emanuel. At that time, it was rechristened the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame and has since been supported and maintained by the Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, with approval from, and the cooperation of, the City of Chicago. The Hall of Fame has no physical facility but maintains a website that allows anyone to visit the Hall of Fame at any time.

For more information, email, visit the organization’s website,, or its Facebook page, available at

To download the nomination packet including instructions and the nomination cover sheet, Please proceed to our nominatiopn page of our website.