AFC Celebrates the Life of the Honorable Larry McKeon

June 18, 2008

State Reps. Sara Feigenholtz and Julie Hamos with Larry McKeon in 2006Illinois’ HIV/AIDS community suffered a sudden and tragic loss today as word came of the passing of longtime advocate and former Illinois General Assembly member Larry McKeon.

McKeon made history as the first openly gay member of the Illinois General Assembly and the first openly HIV positive legislator in Illinois.

On May 20, 2008, the House of Representatives held its official remembrance of Larry's life.

View a book of memorial letters from elected officials and friends from the Chicago memorial service on June 14, 2008:

Special thanks to Liz Caldwell and Dave Gilley of Caldwell & Gilley for producing the book.

Categorized under Tribute.

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