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 2020-09-16
DOWNLOAD ISSUE
About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

Sponsor

  WINDY CITY TIMES

New honorees named for Nat'l LGBTQ Wall of Honor at Stonewall Inn
2020-06-30

facebook twitter google +1 reddit email


New York, NY—During last year's 50th anniversary celebrations of the Stonewall Riots, the oldest LGBTQ organization in North America, The International Imperial Court System of the U.S.A, Canada and Mexico, established in 1965, and the oldest national LGBTQ advocacy organization, the National LGBTQ Task Force, established in 1973, dedicated the National LGBTQ Wall of Honor at the historic Stonewall Inn in New York, NY.

The National LGBTQ Wall of Honor celebrates LGBTQ leaders who have paved the road to liberation and contributed significantly to progress for LGBTQ people. The inaugural fifty artists, activists, and leaders were honored with their own space in the bar where the modern LGBTQ activist movement started in 1969.

The first 50 Names put on the Wall of Honor were selected by the Stonewall 50 Wall of Honor Board of Governors made up of 18 LGBTQ leaders including Wilson Cruz, Mandy Carter, Russell Roybal, Marsha Botzer, California Senate Pro Tem Toni Atkins, Rev. Troy Perry, and Stuart Milk.

This year, and in subsequent years, five more names will be added to the Wall of Honor by the International Imperial Court System and the Task Force.

"Now more than ever it is important for us to remember whose shoulders we stand on. For a community, indeed a civil rights movement, that does not know where it came from doesn't really know where it is going," said National LGBTQ Wall of Honor founder and City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez, Queen Mother I of the Americas.

"As we add these names to the Wall of Honor this year, we reflect on how these five people have helped to change the world and improve the lives of LGBTQ people and those with HIV. Each one of them represents the fierceness, the resiliency, and the determination to do what is right, to move us all towards freedom and liberation. Against the odds and the forces stacked against them, they provided a beacon for what our community, what our country, is capable of accomplishing," said Rea Carey, Executive Director, the National LGBTQ Task Force.

This year's honorees are:

Phyllis Lyon, founder of first lesbian organization, Daughters of Billitis in 1955.

Sean Sasser, AIDS activist, educator and reality television personality.

Lorena Borjas, trans and immigrant rights activist, Mother of trans Latinx community of Queens.

Aimee Stephens, her historic court case paved the way for LGBTQ non-discrimination protections in employment.

Larry Kramer, playwright, author, LGBT and AIDS activist, founder of Gay Men's Health Crisis.

About the Imperial Court and the National LGBTQ Task Force:

The International Imperial Court System has chapters in 70 cities across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The Court led the successful national letter writing campaigns that resulted in the issuing of a Harvey Milk postage stamp in 2014 and the announcement of the U.S. Navy Ship Harvey Milk, which began construction in July 2019.

The National LGBTQ Task Force is the oldest national LGBTQ advocacy group in the country. The National LGBTQ Task Force builds power, takes action and creates change to achieve freedom and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer ( LGBTQ ) people. As a progressive gender, racial, economic, and social justice organization, the Task Force works toward a society that values and respects the diversity of human expression and identity.

—From a press release


facebook twitter 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

Champaign County holding virtual Pride event Sept. 25-27 2020-09-21 - Champaign County-Uniting Pride of Champaign County announced the theme for the 2020 Champaign County Pride Celebration, taking place virtually Sept. 25-27: "Staying Apart—Rising ...


Gay News

Trans candidate McBride makes history again 2020-09-16 - Sarah McBride—who, in 2016, was the first openly transgender person to address the Democratic National Convention—made history again with a primary victory, setting ...


Gay News

THEATER REVIEW Pride and Prejudice: A Virtual Play 2020-09-16 - Playwright: Adapted by Christina Calvit from the novel by Jane Austen At: Streaming online at LifelineTheatre.com . Tickets: Free with donation. Runs ...


Gay News

Red Stars player making history as part of men's team 2020-09-09 - Forward Yuki Nagasato is heading to Japan, where she will make history as the first woman playing professionally for Hayabusa Eleven, an amateur ...


Gay News

WORLD Vancouver protest, dating apps, Budapest Pride, N. Ireland marriages 2020-09-08 - In Canada, protesters held a beach dance party in Vancouver's West End night in a bid to disrupt an event by a Toronto ...


Gay News

Closet Play virtual benefit concert leads PrideArts virtual season 2020-09-02 - CHICAGO - PrideArts Artistic Director Donterrio Johnson today announced a four - show virtual fall season called REIGNITE! that will look to the ...


Gay News

Looking at implementation of an LGBTQ+ curriculum in state public schools 2020-09-02 - On Aug. 9, 2019, Gov. JB Pritzker signed Illinois House Bill 246 into law, amending the school code to include contributions of LGBTQ+ ...


Gay News

American Art Awards names 25 best American galleries, museums 2020-09-01 - This is the 12th anniversary for the American Art Awards organization who decides the 25 Best American Galleries and Museums each May. Decisions ...


Gay News

DANK Haus hosts 'Gay Berlin' forum with author 2020-08-19 - Chicago's DANK Haus German American Cultural Center hosted a virtual discussion event with Dr. Robert Beachy, author of the Randy Shilts Award-winning book ...


Gay News

Driehaus reopening in late August 2020-08-18 - The Driehaus Museum, 40 E. Erie St., will reopen to the public Saturday, Aug. 29. The museum will open for a members-only preview ...


 



Copyright © 2020 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


 



About WCMG Publications News  Entertainment Features Donate Bars & Clubs Calendar 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.