Sidetrack Hosts Celebrity Auction to Benefit Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame Sept. 21

The Eighteenth Annual Hall of Fame Celebrity Auction benefits the 2010 Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, announced Dana V. Starks, Chairman and Commissioner of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. The auction will be held on Tuesday, September 21, at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted Street. The registration reception, silent auction, and raffle begin at 7 p.m., and the bidding starts at 8 p.m.
The registration fee of $10 includes one cocktail, hors d’oeuvres from J and L Catering, raffle tickets, and an auction paddle to bid with. This event is generously sponsored by Absolut Vodka, BBJ Linen, Boi Magazine, Center on Halsted, Circuit Mom Productions, Circuit Night Club, Hall’s Rental, Phil Hannema, Harris Bank, J&L Catering, Miller Lite, Napleton Automotive Group, Orbitz, Rick Aguilar Studios, Sidetrack, and Supergurl Images.
The auctioneers for the evening are Wayne Johnson from NBC, Circuit Mom, C.C. Carter, and a special guest.
Prominent personalities and businesses from Chicago offer items and services for bidders during both live and silent auctions. Items include dinner and a studio tour with WXRT radio’s Terri Hemmert, an in-studio visit with Rick Kogan on WGN’s “The Sunday Papers,” dinner and theatre with State Senator Heather Steans, the Gentry’s fabulous crystal chandelier, a book discussion group with author John Riley Myers, a gift basket from WTTW, and much more.
“I think that there are going to be some real deals made on September 21,” said Hall of Fame inductee Dean Ogren. “You don’t want to miss it.”
The 2010 Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 10 in Sidney R. Yates Gallery at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington Street. The event is funded through fundraising events and donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. Administration and support is provided by the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, members of the Commission’s Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Issues, and volunteers. Chicago is the only municipality to honor its LGBT communities in this manner. The Hall of Fame  pays tribute to its inductees and documents the LGBT communities’ heritage and diversity through its annual publication and its Web site
Individuals, businesses, and organizations that wish to donate or need additional information may contact Bill Greaves at 312-744-7911(voice) or 312-744-1088 (TTY) or the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame at 773-281-5077 (voice). Contributions may be sent to The Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, 3712 N. Broadway St. Box 637, Chicago, Illinois 60613-4235.