Twelve individuals and three organizations were inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame Nov. 12.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel helped hand out the awards, which were presented at the Chicago History Museum. Emanuel also called for full marriage rights in Illinois. Commission on Human Relations Commissioner Mona Noriega and state Rep. Deb Mell also helped recognize honorees.
Those honored in 2012 are: Minister Lois L. Bates (posthumous), St. Sukie de la Croix, Sanford E. Gaylord, William W. Greaves, Keith R. Green, Mark Ishaug, Bill Pry, Chuck Rodocker, Heather C. Sawyer and Honey West. Lois Bates' mother Delores Bates accepted on behalf of her daughter.
Organizations: Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus, Chi-Town Squares and Proud to Run, Chicago.
Friends of the Community: Cook County Clerk David Orr and columnist Laura S. Washington.
Greg Cameron, Suzanne Kraus and Gary Chichester also helped induct the class of 2012.
See more details on honorees at www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Chicago-Gay-and-Lesbian-Hall-of-Fame-to-induct-twelve/40224.html .