Legacy Walk honoring 7 new members in LGBT exhibit this Saturday

Sat. October 11, 2014 6:33 AM by GoPride.com News Staff

the legacy walk dedication oct. 11, 2012

Chicago, IL - Organizers of The Legacy Project will unveil seven new plaques honoring LGBT heroes during an on-street dedication ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 11.

The new bronze plaques to be added to Chicago's Legacy Walk commemorate Writer and activist Audre Lorde, Olympian Mildred "Babe" Didrikson, composer Cole Porter, Ugandan activist and martyr David Kato Kisule, Father Mychal Judge—known to many as the "Saint of 9/11", and Dr. Sally Ride, the United States' first woman in space.

This year's dedications will also feature a first for the Legacy Walk—the inclusion of an historic milestone. A bronze marker will be placed to commemorate the Stonewall Riots.

The seven new memorial markers will join the 23 plaques already affixed to the rainbow pylons along North Halsted Street in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood.

The outdoor dedication event is free to the public. Following the ceremony; students, their parents and special guests will gather on the rooftop deck of the Center on Halsted for a pizza party. On Oct. 18, a dedication celebration will take place at Sidetrack; WGN-TV's Sean Lewis will host.