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 2019-04-24
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor
Sponsor
Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

Marge Summit to receive Jon-Henri Damski Award Nov. 4
2018-10-31

facebook twitter pin it google +1 reddit email


Businesswoman Marge Summit will receive the 22nd Annual Jon-Henri Damski Award Sunday, Nov. 4, 2-4 p.m., at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.

There will be videos, guest speakers and former honorees at this free event.

Many consider Summit as being on the ground floor of shaping Chicago's LGBT community. She has a 40-year history that includes founding the iconic bar His 'N Hers, nestled under the Addison L stop; being a founding member of the Chicago chapter of Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays ( PFLAG ); and being a longtime activist, appearing in numerous videos and documentaries—including the film Before Stonewall, which chronicled the pre-1968 activities of the national gay and lesbian community.

In addition, Summit pioneered the "Gay $ Project" together with gay businessman Frank Kellas, creating an ink stamp to mark paper currency as coming from gays and lesbians, demonstrating economic impact on every day commerce. She helped lead the charge picketing Evergreen foods, educating it's owners and other 'mainstream' business persons that gays and lesbians were among their regular customers and deserving of common courtesy and respect.

Damski was an weekly columnist, poet and community activist who died in 1997 at age 60. Among other things, he was considered among those who were critical in the passage of Chicago's Human Rights Ordinance in 1988 and the local hate-crimes bill in 1990. He contributed to many publications, including Windy City Times.

For more information about the event, contact Sharyl Holtzman at 773-398-9009 or sharyl@girlrockltd.com .

Related; www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Chicago-Icon-The-Marge-Summit-Story-Part-One-of-a-two-part-feature/61433.html .


facebook twitter pin it 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

Gay News

Cassidy named 49th Ward committeeperson 2019-04-24 - Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy was recently selected to assume the role of 49th Ward committeeperson in light of now-former Ald. Joe Moore's ...


Gay News

Monica Helms discusses trans flag creation, new book, activism 2019-04-24 - In 2005, transgender U.S. Navy veteran Monica F. Helms started writing her autobiography, but eventually she set it aside, deciding that "my life ...


Gay News

Spotlight on Babes With Blades' Othello 2019-04-24 - Every other year, Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents a fully staged Shakespeare work cast entirely with actors who identify as female, trans ...


Gay News

MOVIES Director Wanuri Kahiu on groundbreaking film 'Rafiki' 2019-04-24 - Director Wanuri Kahiu said there was one main idea that drew her to adapt the 2007 short story "Jambula Tree" for the screen: ...


Gay News

SHOWBIZ Tegan and Sara, 'The Boys in the Band,' Charlize Theron, Janet Jackson 2019-04-23 - Twins/indie band Tegan and Sara are releasing their memoir, High School, EW.com reported. It tells their coming-of-age story: growing up in Alberta, Canada, ...


Gay News

DiProva celebration May 18 at Fox Run 2019-04-22 - A celebration of the life of advocate Vicky DiProva will be held Saturday, May 18, 12:30-3:30 p.m. at Elk Grove Village's Fox Run ...


Gay News

'Intersectional feminist' web series turns dating app disasters into romantic comedy 2019-04-22 - Unflattering selfie angles, men posing with freshly caught fish and an abundance of "Rick and Morty" references are just some of the horrors ...


Gay News

Suspects arrested in murder of queer reporter 2019-04-20 - In Northern Ireland, authorities have arrested two teens ( aged 18 and 19 ) in connection with the murder of 29-year-old investigative journalist ...


Gay News

Wild Nights with Emily offers new takes on Dickinson myths 2019-04-18 - "Emily Dickinson wished to be published posthumously," says Mabel Todd ( Amy Seimetz ), the poet's editor, at one point in the new ...


Gay News

MOVIES Classic lesbian film stages re-'Bound,'and the stars weigh in 2019-04-17 - The popular 1996 film Bound is a lesbian centered crime thriller written and directed by the Wachowskis in their feature film debut. Jennifer ...


 



Copyright © 2019 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
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      Post 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 publishes Windy City Times,
The Bi-Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.