Gray at the March on Springfield Oct. 22, 2013. Photo by Hal Baim
Gray at the March on Springfield Oct. 22, 2013. Photo by Hal Baim
Gray (right) and Ewert were wed Nov. 27, 2013 by Judge Pat Logue. Photo by Hal Baim
Gray (right) and Ewert were wed Nov. 27, 2013 by Judge Pat Logue. Photo by Hal Baim
Gray and Ewert at their 2011 marriage ceremony. Photo by Kat Fitzgerald
Gray and Ewert at their 2011 marriage ceremony. Photo by Kat Fitzgerald
Gray in 1993 at a hate-crimes press conference. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray in 1993 at a hate-crimes press conference. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray at a 2009 rally for gay murder victims in Puerto Rico. Photo by Hal Baim
Gray at a 2009 rally for gay murder victims in Puerto Rico. Photo by Hal Baim
Vernita Gray at Gay Horizons (now Center on Halsted), 1980s. Photo by Lisa Howe-Ebright
Vernita Gray at Gay Horizons (now Center on Halsted), 1980s. Photo by Lisa Howe-Ebright
Renae Ogletree, Sandra Klein and Gray at a 2007 memorial for Lisa Tonna. Photo by Tracy Baim
Renae Ogletree, Sandra Klein and Gray at a 2007 memorial for Lisa Tonna. Photo by Tracy Baim
Michael Leppen with Vernita Gray. Photo by Tracy baim
Michael Leppen with Vernita Gray. Photo by Tracy baim
Gray and Ewert receiving an award from Center on Halsted in 2013. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray and Ewert receiving an award from Center on Halsted in 2013. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray, Mona Noriega, Alm Izquierdo, Mishelle Figuero, and Evette Cardona, 2013. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray, Mona Noriega, Alm Izquierdo, Mishelle Figuero, and Evette Cardona, 2013. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray with Camille Noriega, Pride circa 2000. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray with Camille Noriega, Pride circa 2000. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray with Camille Noriega, Pride circa 2000. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray with Camille Noriega, Pride circa 2000. Photo by Tracy Baim
John Pennycuff, Robert Castillo and Gray, 2001. Photo by Tracy Baim
John Pennycuff, Robert Castillo and Gray, 2001. Photo by Tracy Baim
Ricky Sain, Jim Boushay, Heather Sawyer and Gray on LCP cruise 2001. Photo by Tracy Baim
Ricky Sain, Jim Boushay, Heather Sawyer and Gray on LCP cruise 2001. Photo by Tracy Baim
Vernita Gray and Troy Ford at Pride 2001. Photo by Tracy Baim
Vernita Gray and Troy Ford at Pride 2001. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray with Mary Morten at Lambda's Bon Foster Awards.
Gray with Mary Morten at Lambda's Bon Foster Awards.
Gray (far right) at a 1990s Studs United Poetry Slam. Photo by LaJaunesse Jordan
Gray (far right) at a 1990s Studs United Poetry Slam. Photo by LaJaunesse Jordan
Chicago Black Lesbian and Gays, 1990s, with Gray, back row, 5th from right. Photo by Israel Wright
Chicago Black Lesbian and Gays, 1990s, with Gray, back row, 5th from right. Photo by Israel Wright
Gray, back row with Ewert, at Equality Illinois gala 2012. Photo by Kat Fitzgerald
Gray, back row with Ewert, at Equality Illinois gala 2012. Photo by Kat Fitzgerald
Gray with Mayor Daley, Clarence Wood, Rep. Larry McKeon, and two children she was helping, Hall of Fame 1992. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray with Mayor Daley, Clarence Wood, Rep. Larry McKeon, and two children she was helping, Hall of Fame 1992. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray cooking rubs, Paris Dance Ribfest 1991. Photo by Tracy Baim
Gray cooking rubs, Paris Dance Ribfest 1991. Photo by Tracy Baim
Renae Ogletree, Carol Moseley Braun and Gray, 1997. Photo by Israel Wright
Renae Ogletree, Carol Moseley Braun and Gray, 1997. Photo by Israel Wright
Gray in the "gay love Cadillac" with gay friends on a cross-country trip, early '70s. Photo by Maher Abmad
Gray in the "gay love Cadillac" with gay friends on a cross-country trip, early '70s. Photo by Maher Abmad
Ewert and Gray, civil unions at Millennium Park, 2011. Photo by Kat Fitzgerald
Ewert and Gray, civil unions at Millennium Park, 2011. Photo by Kat Fitzgerald
Vernita Gray in 2010. Photo by Hal Baim
Vernita Gray in 2010. Photo by Hal Baim