WTTW's award-winning documentary spanning the fascinating history of Chicago's vast and diverse LGBT community. Narrated by actress and Chicago native Jane Lynch. OUT & PROUD IN CHICAGO recently won a Peter Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism by the Society of Professional Journalists for Best Public Affairs Programming. It also finished 3rd in an international competition, The Hugo Television Awards sponsored by the Chicago International Film Festival.
The story of one city and one human family…
From a retired schoolteacher, to a successful businessman, to a community activist, to a bar owner, a lawyer and a social service worker, the history of Chicago's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender life is the story of everyday Chicagoans with extraordinary stories.
From challenging the military's shunning of its lesbian and gay soldiers and helping to repeal discriminatory laws, to taking gay activism to the streets and building a museum that houses a gay and lesbian archive, to becoming a driving force in Chicago's earliest ongoing gay rights organization and defying the indifference of the federal government towards People With AIDS, this is the story of Chicago's LGBT citizens that helped shape the face of a city.
These are but a few of the voices and stories that shape Out & Proud in Chicago, WTTW's documentary on the history of LGBT life in Chicago.