"Out and Proud in Chicago features nearly 400 images and dozens of essays, stories, and articles depicting Chicago's gay community from the 1800s through the 2000s. Relying on both historical research and contemporary media coverage, it offers - for the first time in one place - an overview of the gay community's role in Chicago's history, and the parallel development of the city's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities." "Learn about key moments such as the founding of the first gay organization in the U.S., Chicago's own "Stonewall," Mattachine Midwest, Pride Parades and Dyke Marches, the anti-Anita Bryant protest, the impact of AIDS and cancer, and gay involvement in sports, media, theater, community centers, music, bars, and dance, among many other topics."--BOOK JACKET.