Chicago lesbian Mary Morten was among those featured in a March 2010 Advocate magazine piece entitled "The Coolest Jobs."
Morten, 49, is listed as a consultant and filmmaker. She established her consulting firm, Morten Group, almost a decade ago after serving as Mayor Richard M. Daley's LGBT liaison. Subsequently, she was director of the Office of Violence Prevention for the Chicago Department of Public Health. In addition, Morten has made films and videos for different clients, and is currently making Woke Up Black, a documentary that focuses on five Black Chicago youths.
Others mentioned in the Advocate article include fashion designer Andrew Christian; restaurant/chef Susan Feniger; mayor Evan Low; circus artist Eros Biox; executive assistant Jazmin Sutherlin; and sex-shop owners Rachel Venning and Claire Cavanah.