New STAND UP Sponsor, Lincoln Park Zoo & Cafe Brauer

        The team at STAND UP is proud to announce Lincoln Park Zoo & The Great Hall of Café Brauer are our newest sponsors.  Lincoln Park Zoo/Café Brauer are the perfect venues for your Chicago event, whether it is an elegant wedding, family picnic or corporate event.  It’s unique locations will provide memories for a lifetime. With stunning city views and

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New Stand Up Sponsor, Cameron Leung Photography

Cameron Leung Photography is one of our newest sponsors from California! Cameron Leung Photography is owned by both Cameron and Tracy. Here’s a little about them! “We consider ourselves to be a fun and laid-back couple. We love the outdoors and thrive on adventurous activities – like half and full-century bike rides, ziplining in the rainforest, or snowboarding down Mammoth mountain. In September 2011,

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Ambassador Shout-Out: Emmy Star Brown, Artist

We wanted to briefly introduce one of our upcoming Ambassadors – Emmy Star Brown, glass artist and upcoming Chi-lebrity, who recently got her big break when Sharpie signed her on as one of two upcoming artists, whose work was featured in ads on MTV and more.

STAND UP for Equality Launch Event


Please join us for the STAND UP Launch party. A town-hall-style meeting taking place Tuesday 7/24/12 at Loft on Lake, 1366 W. Lake, from 6:00-9:00 PM. This is your chance to find out what the STAND UP Project is all about and to begin your own business profile and join the growing membership.

The launch will feature: An informative presentation by Anthony Navarro and Cher Garrett. We will officially unveil the campaign video that features dozens of Chicago’s own Wedding Professionals who were the first to STAND UP. Find out the goals and details of the initiative and join over 100 of Chicago’s own Wedding Professionals who have already proudly announced they STAND UP for marriage equality.

6:00-7:00 – Open Photo shoot with Stephen Garrett for new members

7:00-8:00 – Multi-media presentation, including screening of videos and unveiling of website

8:00-8:15 – An informal Q&A session (additional photo-shoot time if necessary)

8:15-9:00 – Cocktails and lite bites provided by Entertaining Company, Pure Kitchen Catering, and Harry Caray’s


Welcome to STAND UP

Welcome to STAND UP: Business Professionals for Marriage Equality. STAND UP for Equality LLC was formed to bring together business owners and professionals who concur on marriage equality. Many others don’t realize that there are over 1,000 federal and state benefits that are denied to same-sex couples. These benefits effect parenting rights, individual tax benefits, insurance rights, and many others reserved only for traditional

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