How Chicago Led America on LGBT Rights

It’s been less than a year since the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a right protected by the US Constitution in all 50 states in America.

It’s amazing how much things have changed since George W. Bush made it an issue to round up conservative votes in 2004!

Did you know that Chicago holds a special place as a leader on LGBT rights?

Let’s take a tour through history:



Henry Gerber, an immigrant to Chicago from Germany, files paperwork to form America’s first LGBT group Society for Human Rights.