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WINDY CITY PERFORMING ARTS BENEFIT TO HONOR LEGISLATORS FOR SPEARHEADING SAME SEX MARRIAGE EFFORTS IN ILLINOIS
Heather Steans is an IL State Senator of the 7th District. She has represented Illinois Senate District 7 for four years. She graduated from Princeton with a B.A. in Urban Studies and received her M.A. in public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Steans’ professional career has focused on government finance, economic development and education reform. Senator Steans sponsored the bill supporting Civil Unions in Illinois, and is now supporting legislation for same-sex marriage.
Deb Mell is IL State representative in the 40th District. She is one of four openly LGBT (http://en.wikipedia.org/
Greg Harris was elected to the Illinois General Assembly in 2006. Harris serves as State Representative for the 13th District, which includes parts of Uptown, Ravenswood, Lincoln Square, North Center, West Ridge and Bowmanville. Harris, who is openly living with HIV, is an openly gay elected official in the State of Illinois. He is Chairman of the Appropriation–
"Eat, Drink & Be Married: A Tribute to Marriage Equality in Illinois" takes place Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Event tickets are $40 and can be purchased online at windycitysings.org.
Windy City Performing Arts (WCPA) was incorporated in 1983 as an independent not-for-profit umbrella organization for Windy City Gay Chorus and Aria. Each ensemble in WCPA performs a variety of musical styles. The chorus is committed to musical excellence, and embedded in the spirit of every performance and outreach event is our mission statement:
Windy City Performing Arts celebrates diversity, honors creativity, and cultivates pride through the transformative power of music and the arts.