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OUT IN CHICAGO
Mary, Mary, quite contrary: The Civil War surgeon Mary Walker didn’t give two hoots when she became the object of ridicule for refusing to don ladylike attire. Learn about her and other protoproud locals in the Chicago History Museum’s look at the city’s LGBT past.
Opening May 21 Damn straight, CHM is out and proud. Out in Chicago traces the city’s gay past back to the 1850s. An all-out bash kicks things off. 5/21 from 10 to 4. 1601 N Clark. chicagohistory.org.
Photograph: Chicago Daily News Collection/Chicago History Museum