International Association of LGBT Judges

International Association of LGBT JudgesThose who are attending Lavender Law may wish to consider any of several events hosted by the International Association of LGBT Judges during the Lavender Law Festivities.   Please consider attending these events and showing your support to the honorable members of the judiciary who promote truth and justice in our legal system.
Wednesday, August 5, 6:00 pm – Welcome Reception hosted by Retired Judge James A. Shapiro, a Director of the Alliance of Illinois Judges, at his Lakeview condominium. (The address approximately 30 minutes from the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile will be provided to everyone later.)
Thursday, August 6, 12:15 pm – Annual Meeting and Lunch (Members Only), Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, 540 North Michigan Avenue
Thursday, August 6, 7:30 pm – Pride Films and Plays, a Chicago LGBT theatre group, will be presenting The Boy From Oz, the bittersweet musical based on Peter Allen’s life which follows his rise to fame as Judy Garland’s back-up, his marriage to Liza, his struggle with coming out, his love for another man and his eventual death from AIDS.  Hugh Jackman won the Tony playing Allen on Broadway.  (Although the link indicates that performances begin August 7th, previews are August 5th and 6th.)

Members will need to organize among themselves attendance and ticket purchases. Discounted tickets will be available to Lavender Law attendees for all performances of The Boy From Oz, Aug 5-9.  Use the code LavenderLaw (no spaces) to get a 10% discount on all tickets that weekend. Call 773-327-5252 or go to the online ticket site and – once again – remember to use the code LavenderLaw (no spaces).

 The discount and opportunity have been arranged by Retired Judge Tom Chiola (IL).  He has confessed “Full disclosure:  I am a member of the PFP acting ensemble and have been in several PFP productions since I retired from the bench.”
Friday, August 7, 6:00 pm — Annual Dinner at Park Grill at Millenium Park, 11 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60602 .   The cost is expected to be approximately $80.00 per person, drinks not included.  For the steak option, the cost will be an additional $15.00.

A great big thanks to those of you who have indicated your attendance intentions as to the Welcoming Reception, Annual Meeting and Annual Dinner.  The sooner that information is received regarding your plans (as you come to know your plans), the better it will be for the Alliance of Illinois Judges and Judge Daniel Anders (PA) as they continue to make plans for our arrival.  So, please let me know.

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