New exhibit looks back on 30 years of OPALGA
Visit OPRF Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 6 for the grand opening of a new exhibit that puts the spotlight on OPALGA+, the community organization that came together 30 years ago to support an open, active community of gay and lesbian residents and end discrimination based on sexual orientation in our villages.
In its first year of existence, the Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association spurred the village board to amend the Oak Park Human Rights Ordinance to include a ban on discrimination in housing, employment and public accommodation based on sexual orientation. And in the 1990s, OPALGA successfully pushed for Oak Park village officials to establish a Domestic Partnership Ordinance and later a Domestic Partnership Registry.
The exhibit Proud Oak Parkers: OPALGA+ at 30 runs until Feb. 29, 2020.