We’re kicking off Giving Tuesday early this year! Your donation today will be matched up to $10K, doubling your impact! If you donate $50 today, the Reader will receive $100.

The Reader is now a community-funded nonprofit newsroom. Can we count on your support to help keep us publishing?

The City of Chicago’s Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame—the nation’s only government-sponsored entity that honors members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community—has chosen 13 individuals and one organization for induction this year. The selection was made in a voting session on Monday, September 14, that was open to all hall of fame members. The free and open-to-the-public induction ceremony will take place Thursday, November 12, at the Chicago Cultural Center.