We have a lot of great events planned already. If your group is interested in holding an event that week, contact us at and we can add you to the schedule!

Saturday, May 15

Last minute addition!

3:00 PM – Great Global Kiss-In. In celebration of the International Day Against Homophobia, groups nationwide are having kiss-ins. RSVP to the Chicago kiss-in on Facebook, which was organized by an individual activist. Location is near the Cloud Gate sculpture (“the Bean”) in Milennium Park.

Monday, May 17

Monday, May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia.

5:30 PM – Protest opposing anti-LGBT hate in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi. Meet in front of Millennium Park, corner of Monroe Street and Michigan Avenue. Sponsored by Gay Liberation Network.

7:00-9:00 PM – Film screening of Fish Out Of Water, a documentary that explores the impassioned relationship between homosexuality and the Bible. The hour-long film will be followed by a discussion with the director, Ky Dicken. Sponsored by LGBT Change and All Saints’ Episcopal. 4550 N. Hermitage.

Tuesday, May 18

POSTPONED – Join The Impact Chicago’s ENDA informational meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 25th.

Wednesday, May 19

7:00pm – Gender JUST will host a teach in about their Chicago Public Schools campaign and direct action. Gender JUST is grassroots organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Queer, and Allied (LGBTQA) people organizing through a racial, economic, and gender justice framework. Location: 810 N. Milwaukee.

7:00-9:00pm – LGBT Change Organizing Meeting. Please join LGBT Change for our first community organizing meeting to get involved in what we are doing and help shape the future of our community outreach. We want to hear your ideas and also tell you about who we are and how you can get active. Location is Munroe Hall, 2312 N Clifton Ave – DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus. Check us out online and friend us on facebook. You can also RSVP for the meeting on Facebook. We hope to see you there!

Dining Out for Equality 2010. This exciting event, hosted by Equality Illinois, involves a select group of Chicago dining establishments, all of which are committed to equality. Our restaurant partners have graciously agreed to donate 20% of the day’s food and beverage sales to Equality Illinois. For more information, visit

Thursday, May 20

12:00 Noon – Flashmob! The organizers of the Chicago Harvey Milk Week of Action invite you to participate in a piece of political street theater to demand full equality from our government. You won’t need any special skills to take part — just show up and it will be obvious what to do. This action will take place outside the Federal Building at 230 S. Dearborn. Email if you would like more information.

Friday, May 21

6:00-8:00 pm – Engagement Reception. The Coalition for Justice & Respect invites you to celebrate the engagement of a CJR worker and a community leader. 1525 E 55th St, Suite 312.

6:00-8:00pm – Legal Professionals’ Networking. LGBT Change in association with the Lesbian Gay Bar Association of Chicago, and Lambda Legal invite you to a legal professionals’ networking event connecting Chicago’s legal community around legal related issues for LGBT equality. Location: Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted.

8:00-10:00 pm – Queer Noise. Come out for an open mic night hosted by Cameron Esposito! Play a song, read a poem, tell a joke or just come for a good show. The theme for the open mic is anti-violence, but all queer friendly content is welcome. Performers, pre-event sign up at: All ages! Sponsored by Join The Impact Chicago. Location: New Wave Cafe, 2557 N Milwaukee Ave.

Saturday, May 22

Saturday, May 22 has been officially designated Harvey Milk Day by the state of California, and would have been Harvey Milk’s 80th birthday.

1:00 PM – Rally and March. Please join the coordinators of the Chicago Harvey Milk Week of Action as we come together in solidarity with other cities and thousands of people across the nation on Harvey Milk Day of Action. We will rally in the park at Congress and Michigan Avenue, and then we will march up Michigan Avenue demanding Full Federal Equality for all LGBTQ people. Are you tired of waiting for your rights? Come together and show America we will not wait anymore.

“I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted. I have a lot more to drink.” – Harvey Milk

Meet at Michigan & Congress at 1 PM for a rally to demand immediate progress towards full equality. A march north along Michigan Avenue will follow.


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