Oct 1, 2009

AMERICAN HEROS ALERT: Chicago's Hall of Fame recognizes achievements of the gay communities and their allies!

United States Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois

¨U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley will be inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame this fall along with 14 other individuals and organizations.

The hall of fame recognizes achievements by both members of Chicago's gay communities and their allies.

Quigley is being honored for his support of gay issues during his public service career.

President Barack Obama and Judy Shepard supporting the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Bill co-sponsored by U.S. Representative Mike Quigley of Illinois

His first act in Congress was to co-sponsor the Hate Crimes Bill, and he's called for the repeal of the military's ban on gay service members. He was also a co-sponsor of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act.

And he's urged President Barack Obama to include same-sex marriages in the 2010 Census.

The hall of fame induction ceremony is scheduled for Nov. 12 at the Chicago Cultural Center, click HERE

UPDATE: Ben Smith - Politico
¨The tea leaves, suddenly, seem to indicate that the Pentagon is moving toward the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.¨ by Mark Kleiman, read it all, click HERE

·Thanks to The Chicago Tribune
·Thanks to Congressman Mike Quigley of Illinois
·Thanks to The Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Bill
·Thanks to Judy Shepard
·Thanks to President Barack Obama
·Thanks to Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame
·Thanks to Ben Smith at Politico
·Thanks to Mark Kleiman
·Thanks to Flickr Photosharing

1 comment:

Grandmère Mimi said...

Well, the stupid "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military can't end soon enough for me. Obama wants the Congress to back him on this, but he could make it happen with the stroke of a pen, just as Truman did when he integrated the military.