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Randy Hannig hands out shirts supporting gay marriage at the 2013 Illinois State Fair

Randy Hannig of Equality Illinois hands out shirts supporting gay marriage at the 2013 Illinois State Fair.

Seth Perlman/AP Photo

Randy Hannig hands out shirts supporting gay marriage at the 2013 Illinois State Fair

Randy Hannig of Equality Illinois hands out shirts supporting gay marriage at the 2013 Illinois State Fair.

Seth Perlman/AP Photo

Illinois’ role in the LGBTQ+ rights movement

An exhibit at the Center on Halsted explores the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement and the role of the Midwest.

Randy Hannig of Equality Illinois hands out shirts supporting gay marriage at the 2013 Illinois State Fair.

Seth Perlman/AP Photo

   

Cities like Los Angeles and New York City have a rich history of LGBTQ+ activism and often efforts in the Midwest get overlooked. A traveling exhibit called “Queer Justice” explores the history, legal battles and successes of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, plus the role of Illinois and the rest of the Midwest.

The exhibit has made a stop in Chicago at the Center on Halsted and will be there until May 31.

Reset digs into some of the 50 years of fighting for LGBTQ+ rights featured in the exhibit.

GUEST: Camilla Taylor, deputy legal director for litigation, Lambda Legal

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