I was born in 1959 and grew up in what is now known as Wrigleyville, the 3400 block of N Elaine Place. Coincidentally that is the street that recently lost the Giraffe statues. There were no statues back in the 60's. My first question is regarding the CTA busses. I remember vaguely that some of the CTA busses ran with or wired to the electrical wires running along the larger streets. Am I remembering correctly?\
And staying with a question regarding that area, I remember the first gay parade. I think I must have been around 11 years old. And there was a march that was heading not too far from my grade school Nettlehorst on Broadway. There were not any floats just people holding plackards and shouting 'come out of the closet and into the streets.' What year was that and how did the gay community pick what was then known as Newtown as their home area.