Caitlyn Jenner to headline Chicago House luncheon, Nov. 12

Mon. August 24, 2015 3:41 PM by News Staff

Tickets are now available for the 7th annual Chicago House Speaker Series luncheon

Chicago, IL - Olympian and recent winner of the 2015 Arthur Ashe Courage Award, Caitlyn Jenner will serve as the keynote speaker for the 7th annual Chicago House Speaker Series luncheon on Nov. 12.

Now in its 30th year, Chicago House is the Midwest's oldest provider of housing for those impacted by HIV/AIDS and/or LGBTQ marginalization, and is now home to the nation's most comprehensive social service and support programs for transgender individuals, the TransLife Center.

According to organziers, this year's Speaker Series will be especially effective at highlighting the marginalization and suffering disproportionately experienced by transgender individuals.

"Together, we stand at crossroads of progress in HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ civil equality, but that progress is not being felt by those who are homeless and low income in those communities," said Rev. Stan Sloan, Chief Executive Officer of Chicago House. "With the help of its supporters, Chicago House looks forward to the continued celebration of the lives of individuals and families that it serves with dignity and respect."

In past years, the Chicago House Speaker Series has welcomed President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, award-winning actor Whoopi Goldberg, designer Kenneth Cole, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and a panel discussion on Gender, Race and Economic Disparity, featuring LGBTQ advocates Laverne Cox, Jason Collins and Dustin Lance Black.

The 2015 Speaker Series is being held in the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue, on Thursday, Nov. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and expects more than 1,000 attendees.

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