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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.

Secret Loves: Before We Could Ask or Tell

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

Previous generations of LGBT military personnel risked violence, ridicule, and disciplinary action by seeking love in the service. Jim Darby, Susan Heggeland, and Marquell Smith tell their personal stories, Megan Carney shares what she learned while writing Women at War for the Rivendell Theatre Ensemble, 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 refreshments 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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