For commercial purposes, write to me at:. Inthe parade moved to the area near Clark and Diversey, and festivity began to supplant political activism as the theme. By Namit Arora Jul Comments. Newspapers would publish the names of everyone arrested in the raids, and political activists were motivated to campaign for change. Lectures and discussions on homosexuality were found on the agenda in salons and speakeasies, and female impersonator shows were popular, the Encyclopedia of Chicago tells us. The first ever gay rights organization in the country was founded in Illinois, and the state was also the first to decriminalize sodomy.
But it would be many years until there was anything in Chicago resembling modern-day North Halsted Street with its rainbow pylons.
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You can check more images from different parts of the world from General Image Index. The suburban communities of Evanston and Oak Park also passed their own anti-discrimination ordinances. A collection of Beautiful, high resolution wallpapers of Kalpana images for free download InCook County followed with a law that forbade discrimination based on sexual orientation. It was largely a political march, and attracted only about people.