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En La Vida 2003-08-01

Passages: Gerardo Remembered

Passages: Gerardo Remembered

Gerardo Montemayor was a longtime activist in Chicago, working and volunteering for many different groups in his 36 short years. He passed away last month of pneumonia, and En La Vida asked friends and colleagues to ...
Bill Greaves remembers Gerardo Montemayor

Bill Greaves remembers Gerardo Montemayor

I first met Gerardo Montemayor at a meeting of Queer Nation in 1993. At that time, I was President of Frontrunners/Frontwalkers Chicago, and I asked Queer Nation to help address an incident of anti-gay discrimination by ...
Carlitos' World

Carlitos' World

A tribute to Gerardo Montemayor

It was in the early part of 1998 when I first became involved in the LGBTQ community, working to educate and help people in the various neighborhoods in Chicago. Among the many agencies I volunteered and ...
Pride 2003

Pride 2003

Gay Prom and parade float photos

Sandra Chehade takes some pics at the Gay Prom 2003 outside of Circuit June 27, and also from the Chipotle Mexican Grill float this year's Pride Day. ...
Pride 2003

Pride 2003

Photos by Tracy Baim

Chicago's 34th annual Pride Parade June 29. Photos by Tracy Baim ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

Short and Sweet

I was on the 'L' on my way to work listening to a track by Mariah Carey, lost in a daydream of my version of my dance routine to Fantasy. It is a sassy number. Sitting across from me was a ...
enlavida 2003-08-01


Mérida in the Mexican state of Yucatán saw its first gay-pride parade June 28. About 200 people marched from Mejorada Park to the Plaza Grande led by entertainer Gonzalo España from the Freeway discothéque. 'During the ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

'Out' of Site

1. Transgenesis Social Services ( This site focuses on the group that addresses the needs, social and otherwise, of the transgender community. Find out about services, discover how to volunteer ...


On June 22 Sào Paulo, Brazil's Pride Parade, had more than 800,000 people in the streets. São Paulo is the biggest and richest city in Brazil. On June 29, Rio de Janeiro hosted their parade, which ...
World News

World News


2,000 MARCH IN CARACAS About 2,000 people marched in Caracas, Venezuela's third gay-pride parade June 29 led by Pride Queen Mariluchi who rode in a yellow convertible and carried a pink poodle. The march ended at ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

Aldo Castillo 'Gallery of Year'

The Metropolitan Club hosted a ceremony to honor The Aldo Castillo Gallery with the 2003 Gallery of the Year Award. This recognition acknowledges the dedication and innovative ideas of Gallery Director Aldo Castillo. Catherine Seward, founder ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

Gerardo: My Partner, My Friend

When I think of my partner Gerardo, so many things come to my mind. How sweet he is, how thoughtful he is. Always willing to do something for someone else before himself. Truly a man of great integrity and selflessness. We ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

Neena Hemmady Remembers Gerardo Montemayor

Gerardo Montemayor was a true inspiration for me. I learned so much from his ability to take something seemingly ordinary, and through thoughtful and strategic action, make significant change. For example, he went into the Corner ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

From Sherri Jackson to Gerardo

Gerardo, I will miss you, we will miss you. But, I will never forget your smile, soft=spoken tone when giving me advice when I was not sure what to do, or how to go about my work in the community. Thank ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

John Pennycuff and Robert Castillo Remember

We first met Gerardo in the early '90's at a Queer Nation meeting. Every Monday we gathered at Ann Sather's, this group of folks dedicated to direct action for queer liberation. Back then, there was no ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

Vicky DiProva remembers

It is hard to imagine that such a big personality is gone … I first met Gerardo over 10 years ago in the course of doing volunteer work in the LGBT community. Over the past 2-1/2 years I had the fortune ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

Israel Wright remembers

My first encounter with Gerardo was at the training for folks in various programs for Horizons. We hit it off immediately. A fine-looking man that I just had to have the opportunity to get his digits ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

Annie A remembers

I had the pleasure of meeting Gerardo approximately 10 years ago at my first Queer Nation meeting above Ann Sather's on Belmont. I always thought very highly of Gerardo. He always had a voice to speak ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

Karen Rothstein tribute to Gerardo

I first met Gerardo six years ago when I was starting to volunteer for Rape Victim Advocates. He spoke to my training group about hate crimes and made me think about rape in a totally different ...
enlavida 2003-08-01

Heather Imrie remembers

How can you describe Gerardo in just a few paragraphs? It is hard to describe the impact Gerardo had on our lives. He was such a distinct individual; I don't know that I have ever met anyone quite like him or ...

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