Rich Pfeiffer
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Pfeiffer is best known as Coordinator of PRIDEChicago annual Pride Parade from the early 1970s through the present day. Other organizational involvement from the 1970s through 1980s included: the Chicago Gay Alliance; Gay Horizons ( now the Center on Halsted ) ; Gay Speakers Bureau; writer and columnist for Chicago Gay Crusader and GayLife newspapers; campus gay groups at Harold Washington College and the University of Illinois Chicago; and a gay couples networking group. Organizational involvement from the 1980s thru 1990s included: member of Mayor's Advisory Council on GLBT Issues under three different mayors. Pfeiffer, along with his life partner of 36 years, Timothy Frye ( together since 1971 ) , are long-time East Lakeview residents. They are contributors to the Center on Halsted; the Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame; and GLAAD. Professionally, Richard has a real estate license and has also worked in management and sales.

  Video Interview Date: 2007-07-21 Interviewer: Tracy Baim

See Also:
  Rich Pfeiffer & Tim Frye

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