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Veterans' events of gay interest Thursday, Friday, Saturday
2011-11-10

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Thursday, Nov. 10

Honoring policemen, firemen and veterans. Speakers and chorus in the Michael Leppen Theater. Lunch provided. 11 a.m., Center on Halsted, 3656 N Halsted, www.centeronhalsted.org

In the K/Now: Gays in the Military A panel discussion on what "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" means and its effects locally and internationally, moderated by journalist Laura Washington, will include Jim Darby, president of the Chicago chapter of American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) . 6:30pm-8:30pm, Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark

Friday, Nov. 11

The City of Chicago honors America's veterans, looks back at Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Doughboy statue inside Gate 0 of Soldier Field "on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month." Topics will include a look back at Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

The Chicago chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights Veterans Day Dinner, Friday, Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m. GLBT veterans will hold the 19th annual Veterans Day Dinner, "With Liberty and Justice for All." Speaker LS1 Leonardo Lucio is a current Navy reservist and decorated Desert Storm veteran. Dinner, drinks, 6:30-9:30 p.m., $35. Ann Sather, 909 W Belmont Ave. 773-752-0058. www.aver.chicago.org

Saturday, Nov. 12

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble & The National Veteran's Art Museum Present an excerpt from The Lonely Soldier Monologues: Women at War In Iraq, A Non-Fiction Play by Helen Benedict. Directed by Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Tara Mallen.

One performance only at 3 p.m.

At The National Veterans Art Museum

1801 S. Indiana Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

Following the performance, Helen Benedict, author of The Lonely Soldier will be reading from her new novel about women at war, Sand Queen, and be available for discussion and a book signing after the event.

For more information visit:

www.nvam.org or www.rivendelltheatre.org


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