Kathy Caldwell Kathryn Caldwell is a Chicago police officer, active in organizing gays on the force, plus an athlete in the GLBT sports leagues. Val Camilletti Val has owned Val's Halla records in Oak Park since the 1970s. She is a pioneer in women's music and culture for the Chicago area.
Lori Cannon Lori Cannon has been a long-time supporter of the GLBT community, especially in her pioneering AIDS activism and support services. Evette Cardona & Mona Noriega Noriega and Cardona are one of Chicago's power couples, active on a wide range of GLBT and Latina issues, including thru Amigas Latinas.
Evette Cardona Cardona is active in a wide range of GLBT and Latina issues.
CC Carter Carter is a poet, writer and cultural activist, especially known for her POW WOW poetry slams.
Aldo Castillo Castillo is an artist and founder of the Aldo Castillo Gallery. He has been openly gay and openly HIV-positive for many years. Robert Castillo & John Pennycuff Castillo and Pennycuff are partners in life and activism, seen at protests for Queer Nation, ACT UP, anti-violence, pro-marriage, and much more.
Robert Castillo Castillo has been active for many years on a wide range of gay, AIDS and Latino issues. Susan Catania Catania served as a Republican state legislator and was among the first to back gay-rights protections.
Armand Cerbone Cerbone has been an advocate and activist on GLBT mental and physical health issues for several decades. Mitchell Channon Channon and partner Bruce Koff are active on both gay and Jewish issues. Mitchell is an interior designer.
Gary Chichester Chichester has been a gay activist since the early 1970s, serving in vital leadership positions. Tom Chiola Chiola made history by becoming the first openly gay person elected to major office in Illinois, when he won a judge post in the mid 1990s.
Ann Christophersen Christophersen is co-founder of Women & Children First Bookstore and a critical volunteer and supporter of LGBT and feminist causes. Michael Cook Cook is former executive director of Howard Brown Health Center, and he has been active on gay legal and health issues for many years.
Terry Cosgrove Cosgrove is an openly gay man heading one of the top organizations working in the U.S. for a women's right to choose, Personal PAC of Illinois. Dr. Gladys Croom Croom, Psy.D., has worked on gay and lesbian mental health issues for many years. She was also active in Yahimba and Literary Exchange.
Randy Curwen In the mid-1970s, Curwen was instrumental in getting the Tribune to rewrite its stylebook and treat the subject of homosexuality in a fairer manner.
Out and Proud in Chicago:
An Overview of the City's Gay Community, the book is edited by Tracy Baim and features the contributions of more than 20 prominent historians and journalists. It is published by Surrey Books, an Agate imprint, and is hard cover, 224 pages, 4-color, with nearly 400 photos.
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Chicago Gay History