Photo from Mama Gloria screening at The Chicago South Side Film Fest in November 2021.
A celebration of life for Esteem Award winner – Chicago transgender rights icon “Mama” Gloria Allen will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.
Ms. Allen was the subject of the acclaimed documentary film Mama Gloria. She died on June 13 at age 76. A celebration of life will take place on what would have been her 77th birthday.
In 2014, PrideIndex awarded Allen with the Outstanding Service – Transgender for her work advocating for the transgender community. She accepted the award on behalf of the older and younger transgender community. She said, “we all deserve a good life, and we need to come together and continue to fight and march for that good cause, the cause of life.”