The September edition of OUTspoken! LGBTQ storyteller series takes place Tuesday, October 2, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St. Doors open at 6 pm, stories begin at 7.
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Anna DeShawn is a Chicago-born media professional and social entrepreneur. She is determined to ride media into its next era by utilizing online radio streams to tell the stories that need to be heard.
Gearah Goldstein is a nationally recognized diversity and inclusion consultant. Gearah has been the lead trainer at the Center on Halsted, training over 2,000 new volunteers over the past two years.
James Jones grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and is one of 12 kids. He majored in computer science and theatre and works for the Children's Hospital as a Senior IT Engineer and started his own production company for film and music two years ago.
Victor Salvo is the founder of Chicago's The Legacy Project. He brings 30 years' experience as both an LGBT activist and a business owner to his work.
Rick Schlattman is currently a student in Rush University's College of Nursing MSN program and will be starting what someone called his "encore career" as a nurse when he graduates in August 2019, a week after turning 59.
Brandon Strawn describes himself as an educator, a musician and a delight. He has lived and worked in the Chicago region for 10 years, leaving a trail of math, music and mirth behind him.