Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame set to choose new inductees; need new selection committee members

Sat. June 12, 2021 6:03 PM by Gerald Farinas

Chicago, IL - The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame is inviting people to serve on its selection committee—ahead of its consideration of the 2021 Hall of Fame nominees.

Any person who has already been inducted—as an individual, not as part of an organization—is allowed to serve on the committee.

Interested participants are asked to send an email to by July 1.

The selection committee will meet on July 17 to begin the review of candidates and make their choice.

List of inductees will be released around July 19.

The induction ceremony for the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame will be October 5 at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.

It will be part of the LGBTQ History Month celebrations—observed in the U.S. and other nations in October.

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame was formerly called the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame—and was presented by the City of Chicago. For years, Mayor Richard M. Daley hosted the event at City Hall until Mayor Rahm Emanuel nixed the program.

Today, the Friends of the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame funds and runs the program as a nonprofit organization.