Chicago remembers gay icons Sally Ride and Cole Porter

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The plaque for Cole Porter | Advocate | 14032

New memorial plaques on Chicago’s North Side have been dedicated in commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history in time for the US’ Gay History Month. Seven bronze plaques have been added along North Halsted street in Lakeview. The legacy project works to combat anti-gay bullying by celebrating LGBT contributions to history.

Sally Ride | Undated photo: NASA | 14033

The new plaques honour, among others, composer Cole Porter and astronaut Sally Ride, who became the first American woman in space in 1983.

Sally Ride died on 23 July 2012, while Cole Porter died on October 15, 1964.


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