It was a Fierce & Fabulous night at Lakeview's minibar on Halsted Street as MODA Boutique walked a cat walk and raised money for the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, an organization dedicated to promoting a healthy environment about LGBT issues in the Illinois education system. Many may know the group from its Youth Leadership Summits or annual demonstration Day of Silence/Night of Noise.
A video was shown with youth describing their futures in their own words and sharing personal stories. Halsted Vodka sponsored drinks and attendees won raffle prizes; in between, models paraded MODA fashions.
Partnering with the Legacy Walk is just part of the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance's aim to bring rich history to the organization for the future.
To learn more information including a list of Illinois Gay-Straight Alliances visit IllinoisSafeSchools.org .
Photos and text by Jerry Nunn. Additional photo spread here: www.windycitymediagroup.com/gay/lesbian/news/photospreadthumbs.php .