Amy Maggio Maggio has worked and volunteered for AIDS and gay organizations in Chicago since the 1980s.
Judith Markowitz Markowitz has been active in community culture and events since the 1970s. Amy Matheny Matheny is an actor, radio host, and senior account representative for Windy City Media Group. She is executive producer of Windy City Queercast.
Dwight McBride McBride is an academic activist writing about LGBT issues, especially within an African-American context. Pat McCombs McCombs has been an integral part of Chicago's LGBT community since the 1970s, when she first fought back against racial carding in the bars...
Susan McConnell Susan McConnell and partner Beth O'Neil are long-time activists on women's LGBT and AIDS issues.
Steve McDonough Steve McDonough and his partner Dan Smith have broken new TV ground as the Hearty Boys.
Carl McDowell McDowell and partner Don Nowotny support a variety of gay political causes.
Larry McKeon McKeon had a long public service career, from serving as a police officer in Los Angeles, to being the state's first openly gay, HIV-positive rep.
Deb Mell & Christin Baker Mell and Baker are active in gay-rights and political causes. Mell runs unchallenges for a state rep post in the 2008 general election.
Deb Mell Mell is expected to become the state's first openly lesbian representative the fall of 2008. She runs unchallenged in the election. Iakovos Mesaritis Mesaritis and partner Patrick Finnessy are active on academic gay issues.
Jill Metz Metz has practiced law since 1978, with many gay clients. She has volunteered with numerous gay organizations. Gwen Meyer Meyer is a long-time part of the lesbian community, including as co-owner of Razmataz bar.
Charles Middleton Middleton is openly gay and president of Roosevelt University, the first openly gay person appointed to lead a major university in the U.S.
Carlos Mock Mock is a writer and activist, donating his time and money to many gay, AIDS and Latino causes. Joey Mogul Mogul is an attorney who is also active on progressive causes, including with Queer to the Left.