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Out at CHM

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Celebrating 12 years! Discover the storied history of Chicago’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities with the Museum’s provocative series.

Transmopolitan: Transgender Resilience

Thursday, January 22, reception at 5:30 p.m. with drinks and appetizers, program at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for diverse views and stories from Chicago’s robust transgender community. Trans activist Precious Davis presents a multimedia project on Chicago’s transgender history, including her talk about the resilience needed to stand up as a transgender woman. Davis then leads a multigenerational panel discussion with members of the trans community featuring Andre Perez, Gloria Allen, Owen Daniel McCarter, Mimi Marks, and Angelica Ross.

Cost: $20, $15 members and students

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Secret Loves: Before We Could Ask or Tell

Thursday, March 26, reception at 5:30 p.m. with drinks and appetizers, program at 6:30 p.m.

Previous generations of LGBT military personnel developed complex codes and symbols to indicate their sexual desires prior to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. How did they seek out and find one another? What were the signals? Jim Darby and Marquell Smith tell their personal stories, and performance artist travis provides musical entertainment. The Museum’s exhibition, The Secret Lives of Objects, will be open for viewing during the reception.

Cost: $20, $15 members and students

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StoryCorps’s OutLoud

Thursday, May 7, reception at 5:30 p.m. with drinks and appetizers, program at 6:30 p.m.

Join StoryCorps founder David Isay and gender studies professor Jennifer Brier for a conversation about StoryCorps’s OutLoud initiative in historical context with other LGBT oral history projects.

Cost: $20, $15 members and students

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Major support for Out at CHM comes from the Exelon Corporation, Robert Kohl and Clark Pellett, with additional support from Lakeshore Beverage.

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