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OUT at CHM: Queer Expression in Public Spaces

  • Center on Halsted 3646 North Halsted Street Chicago, IL, 60613 United States (map)

Through photography, journalism, and social media, the history of queer touch tells the tale of disrupting heteronormative standards in both public and private spaces. At this panel discussion, explore the evolution and documentation of LGBTQ sexuality over the decades. This program looks at how open and public spaces like the lakeshore have provided opportunities for intimacy while the documentation of such acts puts forth a powerful message about politics, sexuality, and love.

Join Praxis Group at the Center on Halsted for a cocktail reception, panel discussion, vendor marketplace, and viewing of the short film, Lives: Visible directed by panelist, Michelle Citron. The discussion will be moderated by author Owen Keehnen and will include director Michelle Citron, artist Patric McCoy, and photographer Andie Meadows.

5:30pm: Reception with complimentary beer, wine, and appetizers
6:30pm: Program begins, introduction by Michael Anderson, deputy director of institutional advancement and major gifts officer at the Chicago History Museum, and Modesto “Tico” Valle, chief executive officer of the Center on Halsted
6:45pm: Moderated panel discussion with Q&A to follow
8:00pm: Panel discussion concludes

Refreshments available and marketplace reopens. Brief intermission followed by screening of Lives: Visible (35 minutes).

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