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Spring is FINALLY here and with it comes spring fashion! There are no doubt a lot of fashion events coming up, so we wanted to share one that’s coming up this weekend with you!

This Sunday, Chicago House is celebrating fashion in support of a good cause with the Chicago House 27th Annual Brunch and Fashion Show.

Chicago House has been providing housing supportive services to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS since 1985. It was the first organization of its kind, with its programs expanding to include community case management, substance abuse counseling, HIV prevention, medical adherence and the Midwest’s first employment training and placement program specific to people with HIV.

This year, Chicago House launched it’s newest innovative program, TransLife, which provides an employment support program, fixed and scattered site housing for transgender persons, and linkage to culturally-competent healthcare and social services.

On Sunday, May 4th, Chicago House will be hosting its 27th Annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show to at the Harold Washington Library from 12 – 3:30 p.m. The sold out event, called “VIVID” features a three-course brunch, silent auction and a runway show with local boutiques, Roam and Cram, teaming up with Columbia College Fashion Studies students to share spring fashions on the catwalk!

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Each year a Spirit Award is given, with this year’s award going out to Illinois Representative, Naomi Jakobsson, who co-sponsored legislation to allow same-sex marriage in Illinois.

“As an LGBTQ founded organization and service provider, we are humbled by the generosity of spirit that Rep. Jakobsson has shown to the LGBTQ community and honored that she will join us at this year’s event,” says Chicago House CEO Stan J. Sloan. “Her extraordinary commitment to civil rights was demonstrated when she made the difficult decision to leave the bedside of her gravely ill son to travel to Springfield and vote in support of the marriage equality bill.”

Attendees will also be able to purchase the floral arrangements provided by 6 local florists, with proceeds from the event going towards Chicago House, to continue providing services to the LGBTQ community.

The event will be held in the Winter Garden Ballroom, 400 South State Street at the Harold Washington Library Center. For more information, visit

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