Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2018-04-18
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Legacy Walk fundraising kicks off
News posted Oct. 26, 2011
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times
2011-11-02

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email

      More Photos


LGBT leaders from around the city gathered at the Palmer House Hilton downtown to begin fundraising efforts for the Legacy Walk, the LGBT walking museum headed for permanent display on Halsted street next year.

The luncheon featured a keynote address from superstar activist Cleve Jones. The first 36 inductees were also unveiled at the lunch ( see sidebar for a complete list ) .

"Today we're living through an epidemic of suicides by young people who cannot cope with the world," said Victor Salvo, creator and executive director of the Legacy Project. "The willful redaction of GLBT history can no longer be endured."

Salvo said that he had been inspired to create the project by the life of Alan Turing, the mathematician who broke the Nazi code that ended Hitler's reign. Turing, who was gay, suffered chemical castration as punishment for his sexuality by the British government. He later killed himself.

Salvo tearfully said that Turing's story "went through me like a hot spear," and made him realize that many community heroes were being lost to history because they were LGBT.

Jones spoke of the impact that his discovery of gay history had on him as a young person who thought he was alone in being gay.

"When I was little, they told me that I was different, and I understand that the different that I was was a bad kind of difference," Jones said. "It was these little glimpses into our history that not only intrigued me but strengthened me."

Jones said that projects like the Legacy Walk should ensure that young LGBT people don't grow up feeling isolated.

Still, Jones said, people should remember that those inducted were also regular people who worked hard and loved their communities.

"As much as we want to see them as extraordinary… they are ordinary people," he said. "Now that Harvey [ Milk ] has become this mythic figure, I want to assure you, he was an ordinary person."

In addition to Jones' address, the attendees got the first look at the Legacy Walk video which featured words from longtime activists Lori Cannon, Owen Keehnen and Salvo. The video will be used to educate community members and possible donors about the project.

The Legacy Walk is scheduled to be unveiled next Oct. 11, " National Coming Out Day." The walking museum will feature educational plaques of LGBT heroes. It will occupy a home on the 22 rainbow pylons that line the half mile strip on Halsted in Boystown.

To see the presentation shown at the event, go to the link: www.youtube.com/watch

More information on the Legacy Project is available at www.legacyprojectchicago.org .

2012 Legacy Walk Inductees

James Baldwin

Harvey Milk

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas

Jane Addams

Barbara Jordan

Audre Lorde

Margaret Mead

Josephine Baker

Christine Jorgensen

Walt Whitman

Oscar Wilde

Virgina Woolf

Barbara Gittings

Harry Hay

Bayard Rustin

Sappho

Dr. Margaret Chung

Michel Foucault

Frida Kahlo

Dr. Alfred Kinsey

Two Spirit People

Allen Ginsberg

Rudolf Nureyev

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Lorraine Hansberry

Alan Turing

Federico Garcia Lorca

Alvin Ailey

Quentin Crisp

Keith Haring

Leonard Matlovich

Reinaldo Arenas

Dr. Antonia Pantoja

Kukai

The Stonewall Riot

Photos by Kate Sosin

www.youtube.com/watch


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


  ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE

2018 Lambda Legal Bon Foster honors Judge Pat Logue 2018-04-20
LGBT Chamber of Commerce holds spring mixer 2018-04-17
Lambda Legal's Bon Foster on April 19 2018-04-11
'On the Table' to return May 8 2018-04-11
Pulse nightclub owner speaks about onePULSE Foundation 2018-04-11
$2.5 million raised at Holocaust museum dinner 2018-04-11
MLK's assassination reminds nation of gun violence 2018-04-11
Belmont Rocks lecture at Columbia April 19 2018-04-11
THEATER 'A Blue Island in the Red Sea' tackles Chicago's racist history 2018-04-09
Howard Brown seeks symposium submissions 2018-04-05
Addie Wyatt to mark 50th anniv. of MLK assassination 2018-04-04
Human First Gala to honor leaders advancing LGBTQ community, Jody Watley to perform 2018-04-03
Seeking out history: Jeans shorts mystery 2018-04-03
Illinois Holocaust Museum plans spring events 2018-04-03
Studs Terkel Radio Archive of 5,600 programs opens to public May 16 2018-04-02
Legacy LIVE event focuses on Haifa's LGBTQs, met with protest 2018-04-01
Gary Chichester receives Damski Award 2018-04-01
Longtime local LGBT activist Gary Chichester, friends reflect on his work 2018-03-28
Lambda Legal, OutServe-SLDN Want Trans Military Ban in the Dustbin of History 2018-03-27
Gay Is Good Exhibit Opening at Gerber/Hart 2018-03-26
About Face Theatre Public Salon presents Hidden LGBTQ+ History 2018-03-26
Pritzker wins primary; Robinson makes history 2018-03-21
Driehaus appoints new executive director 2018-03-20
Japanese American Organizations Launch Oral History Project 2018-03-18
Legacy Live Series March 26 with Haifa House 2018-03-12
Queer fashion to be explored at Chicago History Museum 2018-03-07
'History Lezons' March 18, 20-21 2018-03-07
PFLAG Celebrates 45th Year of Leading on Family Acceptance 2018-03-05
Proud and Included marks anniversary 2018-03-05
'History Lezons' March 18, 20-21 2018-02-28
ART New Chicago exhibit celebrates the magic of Keith Haring 2018-02-28
Journalist explains history of LGBTQ acronym at event 2018-02-27
Black history program examines activism through storytelling 2018-02-27
Black History Month event honors local LGBTQA luminaries 2018-02-25
Point notes community college program to hold event 2018-02-20
Clarence Darrow Symposium Marks 80 Years Since Darrow's Death March 13 2018-02-17
Clarence Darrow Symposium to mark 80 years since Darrow's death March 13 2018-02-17
Point Foundation helps LGBTQ community college students, applications open soon 2018-02-16
Bill introduced for school curriculum including LGBTQ history 2018-02-16
Holocaust museum official on making a difference 2018-02-14
 



Copyright © 2018 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 

TRENDINGBREAKINGPHOTOS

Sponsor
Sponsor


 



Sponsor

About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage


About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Submit an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.