Out & Proud In Chicago
Out & Proud In Chicago Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Jun 29, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
Hosted by actress Jane Lynch, this program charts the history of Chicago's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community from the 19th century to the present. The documentary profiles famous and unsung LGBT Chicagoans: a retired schoolteacher, a successful businessman, a community activist, a bar owner, a lawyer and a social service worker. Each recounts their own extraordinary stories of struggle and success - from coming-out experiences and supporting anti-discrimination laws to founding Chicago's earliest gay-rights organization and defying the federal government's indifference towards people with AIDS. Through their voices, this program tells the story of the LGBT citizens who helped shape the face of a city.