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Kathy, Linda & Ron: A Love Story

"Studs Terkel recounts the story of two lesbian mothers, Kathy Fagin and Linda Gagnon, and the gay doctor Ron Sable who helped they have a family."


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From Mother Jones, 2001:

"As soon as I met those two women, Kathy Fagan and Linda Gagnon, I knew I wanted to end the book with them. Here were two lesbian women, and each of them wanted a child. And then, in 1982, this marvelous guy, Ron Sable, said, 'I'll give you my sperm.' So they each had a baby thanks to him, but they didn't know each other. Then in 1993, a few months before he died, he brought the two women and their sons together at a house on Lake Michigan. Kathy and Linda fell in love, and they eventually became a family. Ron got to watch his kids play. So that's how I end this book - that moment of heaven. I also wanted to get a lick in on those bastards who talk about family values. What's the greatest of all the family values? Love."


"Dr. Ron Sable, the first openly gay candidate to run for the Chicago City Council, died Thursday in his home from complications from AIDS," the Tribune reported in 1994.

After narrowing beating Dr. Sable by only a few hundred votes in 1987, Hansen became a leading proponent of gay rights legislation and beat Dr. Sable by 2-to-1 ratio in 1991.

Even though Dr. Sable lost both elections, he is credited with galvanizing the gay and lesbian communities into political forces, culminating in a strong local effort for the 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.

He is credited with founding the Sable/Sherer AIDS Clinic at the hospital with Dr. Renslow Sherer; founded IMPACT, a statewide gay and lesbian political action committee; and was a founding board member of the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.

In the late 1960s, Dr. Sable served as a medic for 13 months in Vietnam, which led to medical school at the University of Missouri.

Dr. Sable became openly gay during medical school and came to Chicago in 1976 to do his internship and residency at Cook County Hospital.


Ron Sable, Chicago Gay And Lesbian Hall Of Fame.


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