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Nancy Y. Lipman, CPD Ret.
January 21, 1960 – April 11, 2021

It is with heavy hearts that the board of directors of LGPA/GOAL Chicago must announce the passing of retired Chicago Police Commander Nancy Y. Lipman on April 11, 2021.  

Nancy was heavily involved in LGPA/GOAL Chicago’s modernization in the 1990s and has continually supported  LGPA/GOAL Chicago.  The board of directors and membership of LGPA/GOAL Chicago wish to recognize that Nancy’s dedication to LGPA/GOAL Chicago (and ours to her) has been key to shaping and supporting our organization.  Her support has been fundamental in our journey for equality and acceptance.  Nancy will be missed beyond words.  Nancy, we will continue to carry the torch in your honor, with your memory in our hearts, and your sense of humor and wisdom as our guides.

We grieve with Commander Lipman’s partner, Johanne, and their family.  

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 2-8pm at Curley Funeral Home (Heeney-Laughlin Directors), 6116 W. 111th St., Chicago Ridge, IL 60415. Covid-19 guidelines for social distancing and masks to be observed by attendees.  Service of Remembrance at 7:00pm with members of the League of St. Jude.

Commander Lipman’s full obituary: 

Photography and Video by Sgt. Dawn Jackson (ret)

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LGPA/GOAL Chicago is an organization dedicated to law enforcement and other first responders whom are members of the LGBT community, whether out or not, in the greater Chicagoland area and surrounds. Many members of LGPA/GOAL serve as representatives of the LGBT Community within their respective departments, liaising between community members and the men and women they protect.

LGPA/GOAL Chicago is a fraternal organization that also welcomes supportive community members, called associate members, through the sponsorship of sworn members, to participate and further the spirit of understanding, acceptance, co-existence and cooperation that is required to bridge the gap of understanding between the diverse lifestyles that modern, urban life affords each of us.

During June of 2010, LGPA/GOAL Chicago is proud to have hosted the 14th Annual Conference of LGBT Criminal Justice Professionals at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, and after the conference LGPA/GOAL Chicago and dozens of conference attendees marched in Chicago’s gay pride parade. The conference and parade were historic events in Chicago history.