10/12/2012 09:12 am ET Updated Oct 12, 2012

Chicago Politicians Talk Progress At LGBT Museum In Lake View (PHOTOS)

Along with Oct. 11 being the 25th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, let it be known that from this day forward, it will also be remembered as something else in Illinois: Legacy Walk Day.

That’s according to Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) who issued the proclamation in honor of Chicago’s newest open-air museum, the Legacy Walk. Eighteen bronze plaques featuring the faces and biographies of some of the LGBT-movement’s biggest advocates were unveiled Thursday afternoon on North Halsted Street in front of supporters.

Politicians like Ald. Tom Tunney (44th), who along with Ald. James Cappleman (46th) make up Chicago’s only two openly gay aldermen, spoke at the event, recounting how far the LGBT community has come.

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