Wednesday, October 5, 2016

LGBT Legacy Wall on display at UIS

A portable display that lists the achievements and stories of 125 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people throughout history is returning to Springfield for the first few weeks of October. 

The Legacy Wall will be on display at the University of Illinois Springfield Public Affairs Center Concourse through Oct. 15.

It was set up over the weekend, and is designed to share the often-hidden LGBT lives that are a part of history.

Through the Legacy Wall, he hopes to educate the public and inspire young people. “One of the missions of the wall is to first and foremost inspire kids who still grow up without the benefit of learning about LGBT role models in history,” Victor Salvo said.

The Legacy Wall includes photographs and biographies of 125 well-known LGBT people in the fields of politics, art, religion, sports and social activism.

An opening celebration for the exhibit will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the UIS Public Affairs Center. The celebration also kicks off a month of LGBT activities at UIS.

This story appeared in The State Journal-Register on October 4, 2016.

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