The Oak Park Area Gay and Lesbian Association will honor the OPRF High School’s gay-straight alliance, as well as the Oak Park Public Library at its annual gala this week.

The two groups were picked for their leadership on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues in the Oak Park area.

OPALGA is honoring the library for its history of maintaining collections of materials by or for sexual minorities, assembling bibliographies and guides to resources as well as hosting film showings, meetings and public forums.

The library received a grant in 2007 to create the nation’s first transgender-focused resource collection.

OPRF High School’s gay-straight alliance, A Place for All, is also being recognized for their 14 years of support to the high school community.

The awards will be presented at OPALGA’s annual Oak Park Area Leadership Gala Nov. 13 at the Nineteenth Century Club. Tickets for the event are $85.

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