The Chicago History Museum’s exhibition, Out in Chicago (open through March 26th), highlights LGBT activism in the Windy City:
For more than 150 years, a complex community of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Chicagoans has been at turns surviving, struggling, and thriving, often on the edge of mainstream awareness. In the nineteenth century, the forces that made Chicago a national metropolitan center also brought diverse LGBT people to the heartland and fostered their development as a community.
What’s brilliant is that thanks to Flickr and YouTube, those of us who can’t visit the museum in person can still check out highlights from the exhibition from the comfort of our own home. Below the fold, watch a three-minute video from the museum’s YouTube channel on trans activism in the Chicago area: