A crowd of several hundred gathered in Daley Plaza Oct. 11 to demand federal action to move forward rights for LGBT people. The rally, organized by local group LGBT Change, was planned in solidarity with the National Equality March taking place in Washington, D.C., on the same day.
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Although many present were focused on marriage, AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s Jim Pickett reminded the crowd that several other issues impact GLBT people, such as health care reform and HIV/AIDS.
“Frankly, I don’t hear enough of this among LGBTs,” Pickett said.
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Illinois State Representative Greg Harris at the rally
AIDS Foundation of Chicago Advocacy Director Jim Pickett's remarks
Check out video from the rest of the speakers here.