Wednesday, May 25, 2016

About Out & Proud
Out & Proud Video

Show Your Support!

Watch Video


Out & Proud in Chicago

Source Material

And The Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic
Author: Randy Shilts
1987, St. Martin’s Press, New York

Becoming Visible: An Illustrated History of Lesbian and Gay Life in Twentieth-Century America
Authors: Molly McGarry and Fred Wasserman
1998, The New York Public Library/Penguin Studio, New York

Behind the Mask of the Mattachine: The Hal Call Chronicles and the Early Movement for Homosexual Emancipation
Author: James T. Sears
2006, The Haworth Press, Philadelphia

Chicago: An Intimate Portrait of People, Pleasures and Power: 1860-1919
Author: Stephen Longstreet
1973, David McKay Company, Inc., New York

Chicago's Past: A Rich Gay History
Author: Gregory Sprague
August 18,1983, The Advocate Magazine

City of the Century: The Epic of Chicago and the Making of America
Author: Donald L. Miller
1996, Simon & Schuster, New York

City of Night
Author: John Rechy
1963 Grove Press, Inc., New York

Coming Out Under Fire: The History of Gay Men and Women in World War Two
Author: Allan Berube
1990, Free Press, New York

Creating a Place for Ourselves: Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Community Histories
Edited by Brett Beemyn
1997, Routledge, New York

The Encyclopedia of Chicago
Edited by James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating & Janice L. Reiff
2004, University of Chicago Press, Chicago

A Field Guide to Gay & Lesbian Chicago
Authors: Kathie Bergquist and Robert McDonald
2006, Lake Claremont Press, Chicago

Finding the Movement: Sexuality, Contested Space and Feminist Activism
Author: Anne Enke
2007, Duke University Press, Durham

Gay American History: Lesbians and Gay Men in the U.S.A.
Author: Jonathan Katz
1976, Thomas Y. Cromwell Company, New York

The Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement
Author: Margaret Cruikshank
1992 Routledge, Chapman & Hall, Inc., New York

Gay/Lesbian Almanac: A New Documentary
Author: Jonathan Ned Katz
1983, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York

The Gay Liberation Book
Editors: Len Richmond & Gary Noguera
1973, Ramparts Press, San Francisco

Hearing Us Out: Voices from the Gay and Lesbian Community
Author: Roger Sutton
1994, Little, Brown and Company, New York

Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay & Lesbian Past
Edited by Martin Bauml Duberman, Martha Vicinus & George Chauncey, Jr.
1989, New American Library, New York

A History of Chicago: The Beginning of a City 1673-1848 (Volume One)
Author: Bessie Louis Pierce
1937 (2007 reprint), University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Homosexuality in the City: A Century of Research at the University of Chicago
Author: Chad C. Heap
2000, University of Chicago

Intimate Matters: A History of Sexuality in America, Second Edition
Authors: John D’Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman
1998, University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Knowing When To Stop: A Memoir
Author: Ned Rorem
1994, Simon & Schuster, New York

Lesbian Woman
Authors: Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon
1972, Glide Publications, San Francisco

Lovesick: Modernist Plays of Same-Sex Love, 1894-1925
Author/editor: Laurence Senelick
1999, Routledge, New York

Mainly about Lindsay Anderson
Author: Gavin Lambert
2000, Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Model Penal Code
Author: American Law Institute
May 4, 1962

Odd Girls & Twilight Lovers: A History of Lesbian Life in Twentieth-Century America
Author: Lillian Faderman
1991, Columbia University Press, New York

Out of the Closets: Voices of Gay Liberation, 2nd edition
Editors: Karla Jay and Allen Young
1972, 1977, 1992 New York University Press, New York

Out of the Past: Gay and Lesbian History from 1869 to the Present
Author: Neil Miller
1995, Vintage Books, a division of Random House, New York

Out for Good: The Struggle to Build a Gay Rights Movement in America
Authors: Dudley Clendinen & Adam Nagourney
1999, Simon & Schuster, New York

Sexual Politics, Sexual Communities, Second Edition
Author: John D’Emilio
1983, 1998, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago

Sex Variant Women in Literature: A Historical and Qualitative Study
Author: Jeannette H. Foster
1958, Frederick Muller, Ltd., London

Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys and the Battle for America’s Soul
Author: Karen Abbott
2007, Random House, New York

The Social Evil in Chicago: A Study of Existing Conditions with Recommendations by the Vice Commission of Chicago
1911, Gunthorp-Warren

Standing Up for Gay Rights
Author: John D. Poling
Spring 2005, Chicago History: The Magazine of the Chicago Historical Society

They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the American Civil War
Authors: DeAnne Blanton & Lauren M. Cook
2002, Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

To Believe In Women: What Lesbians Have Done For America – A History
Author: Lillian Faderman
1999, Mariner Books, New York

A Useful Woman: The Early Life of Jane Addams
Author: Gioia Diliberto
1999, Scribners, New York

Contribute Now


Craig & Steve



Some of the stories told in
Out & Proud in Chicago

Jane Addams and Mary Rozet Smith

...a lifelong couple who together changed conditions for tens of thousands of Chicago's immigrants through their work at Hull House; their relationship is a clear example of the "romantic friendships" typical of well-educated women of their time hoping to contribute to society.

Valerie Taylor

...lesbian author, activist and divorced mother of three boys, her pulp fiction titles are praised for being honest about lesbian life in literature during a time of sensationalistic prose.

Jim Flint

...owner of the Baton Show Lounge, recalls being arrested sixteen times in bar raids while working as a bartender or bar owner, before leading pickets and running for public office, contributing to the ongoing efforts to end the day-to-day harassment of LGBT people in the workplace..

Support the Production - Online GiftOut and Proud PreviewOut and Proud - Special Event - May 27Out and Proud - RSVP Thank YouOut and Proud - RSVP May 27 - Thank YouAbout the Program -TestOut & Proud StoriesContact UsSite MapPressroomWTTW Digital ArchivesProduction ServicesCorporate SponsorshipHomeSchedulesProgramsWTTW KidsWTTW ArtsWTTW EventsSupport WTTWAbout UsMembers OnlyGeoffrey Baer Tours - Seven Wonders of ChicagoArchitect Robert A.M. Stern: Presence of the PastArchitect Michael Graves: A Grand TourArchitect Thomas Beeby10 Buildings that Changed AmericaCatholicismProhibitionAmerican Graduate