On Saturday, May 25, the Chicago Chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) will be the only LGBTQ unit to participate in the City of Chicago Memorial Day Parade. The AVER color guard will step off from Upper Wacker Drive and State Street at 11 a.m.
On Sunday, May 26, the chapter will also conduct an Allen Schindler Remembrance ceremony with graveside honors for the Navy Radioman Petty Officer Third Class, who was murdered Oct. 27, 1992, by shipmates for being gay. The event will take place Calvary Cemetery, Steger, IL 2 p.m. Contact Jim Darby at 773-752-0058 for information.
On Monday, May 27, AVER will gather at the monument at 3600 N. Halsted St. to honor and remember all LGBTQ military members and veterans at 11 a.m.
Find the Chicago chapter of the AVER on Facebook and at www.averchicago.org/.