Chicago History Museum Plans Gay History Exhibit

Author: , January 30th, 2011

Gay ChicagoThe Chicago History Museum is planning an expansive exhibit on the city’s LGBT-related milestones — possibly the first ever gay history project produced by an urban museum.

The “Out in Chicago” exhibit opens May 21 and will include pictures and stories of gay life in the Windy City, including the rise of gay voters as a political force.

Chicago has been a magnet for LGBT Americans, even in the 19th-century — the city enacted an ordinance in 1851 prohibiting cross-dressing, which bureaucrats viewed as a growing problem.

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