Nominations are now being taken for the 2017 class of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Inductees to the Hall of Fame are recognized for their contributions to Chicago's LGBT community. Names can be submitted in one of three categories: Individual, Organization, or Friend of the Community.
Through the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, residents of Chicago and the world are made aware of the contributions of Chicago's LGBT communities and the communities' efforts to eradicate homophobic bias and discrimination.
Since the Hall of Fame's inception in 1991, the mission has continued to expand. In addition to the selection of each year's new inductees, a large portion of time is devoted to being custodian of records for the exemplary inductees the group has honored and of the history that is remembered through their stories.
Please note that this year there will be a firm nomination deadline of May 31, 2017.
Submission details and guidelines can be found at the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame website, chicagolgbthalloffame.org/nominate/ .