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Murals Celebrating LGBTQ Life Are Coming to Chicago

Murals celebrating LGBTQ life will be coming to Chicago in the coming days, including to the Magnificent Mile.

The work by Chicago artist Sam Kirk was previously on display in New York City, wrapped around Times Square’s main stage during WorldPride last year. The international event last summer marked the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall riots that helped spark the modern gay rights movement.

The first installation in Chicago will take place Wednesday with others following through July. Another installation will come to the Chicago Cultural Center this month and be on display through September.

The murals depict LGBTQ people of many races in bright multicolored panels.

Kirk's murals are also on display in other parts of Chicago, New York and Michigan.

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