Renee Hanover

Year of Birth: 1926
Year of Death: 2011
Age at Death: 84
Partner: Dillie Grunauer
State last lived in: CA

In Brief:

An inductee in the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame (1991), Renee Hanover was “…one of Chicago’s most cherished lesbian activists. She worked inside and outside the system to save and change the lives of tens of thousands of people.”

Memorial donations in Renee Hanover’s name may be made to Congregation Or Chadash, St. John of God Care Center, The Herstory Archives, or the Gerber Hart Library.

More information can be found on:
Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame
Out in the 56
Video of Renee Hanover/Civil Disobedience 1987

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