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Blacklines 2003-08-01

 
blacklines 2003-08-01

Supremes Sing Our Song

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, decided against sodomy laws in Lawrence and Garner vs. Texas. The Supremes (no not Ms. Ross and her crew) but the Supreme Court of these United States determined unconstitutional ...
BLACK PRIDE Hot pics from the Rocks

BLACK PRIDE Hot pics from the Rocks

Hot pics from the Rocks 2003 Pride Day party at Montrose and the Lake. Photos by Israel Wright ...
Jacques Cristion Dies

Jacques Cristion Dies

Jacques Cristion, a Chicago legend who held drag balls on the South Side for more 31 years, has died. Friends held a memorial for Cristion, 67, at Blessed Trinity, 8613 S. Stoney Island, with Rev. Betts. ...
blacklines 2003-08-01

Sheriff's Bribes

Two gay men who were allegedly being shaken down by a man claiming to be an officer who caught them having sex in a Cook County Forest Preserve later helped catch the man, who did turn out to be a real ...
blacklines 2003-08-01

GURRRLolgy

My Looking Glass

When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see? What thoughts wander through your mind, truth or fantasy? For many, a mirror is a frightening object because it doesn't lie. A mirror doesn't ...
blacklines 2003-08-01

Purrfectly Speaking

Heyyy … you're back. So how has the month been for you? It has been a continual learning experience for me. Now where were we? Oh that's right, we were talking about dating. As always, I have more questions for you. ...
LGBT BLACK PRIDE Innovative Programming Takes 2003 to New Heights

LGBT BLACK PRIDE Innovative Programming Takes 2003 to New Heights

Like most events characteristic of the magnitude of Windy City Black LGBT Pride, planning has to begin almost immediately after each year's week of events ends. But this year the United in Pride 2003 Board of ...
blacklines 2003-08-01

Internet: Sites of the Week

1. Transgenesis Social Services (http://www.transgenesis.org/): This site focuses on the group that addresses the needs, social and otherwise, of the transgender community. Find out about support services, discover how to ...
BLACK PRIDE Rainbow Beach party

BLACK PRIDE Rainbow Beach party

At the Black Pride Rainbow Beach party. First, poets C.C. Carter, Avery, T'ai and StaceyAnn in the background. Second, Windy City Black LGBT Pride's Pat McCombs. Photos by Lynnell Long. Third, pics at the beach by ...
BLACK PRIDE Show hosted by Otis Mack

BLACK PRIDE Show hosted by Otis Mack

Otis Mack, the Heavy Diva, hosted a Black Pride show. Photos by Israel Wright and Lynnell Long ...
BLACK PRIDE DJ Power

BLACK PRIDE DJ Power

D+E Entertainment and Frankie Knuckles celebrated their 10th anniversary of throwing down amazing dance parties, July 4 at House of Blues. Photos by Israel Wright ...
BLACK PRIDE Executive Sweet and Lipstick & Lace

BLACK PRIDE Executive Sweet and Lipstick & Lace

Executive Sweet and Lipstick & Lace partnered for a women's Black Pride weekend party. Photos by Mel Ferrand ...
blacklines 2003-08-01

You Have Airmail

United Airlines, hoping for an edge in the competition for business travelers, plans to be the first airline to offer two-way e-mail capability aboard all its domestic flights. By the end of the year, passengers on ...
blacklines 2003-08-01

Hall of Fame Deadline

The nomination deadline for the 2003 Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been extended to July 31. This extension is to assure a more diverse pool of candidates. Nomination forms are available ...
BLACK PRIDE Poetry Slam

BLACK PRIDE Poetry Slam

C.C. Carter's annual Black Pride Weekend Poetry Slam, sponsored by Northern Trust, was even better than 2002—if that's possible. Twenty contestants wowed the crowd through two rounds of competition, with judges including last year's winn ...
blacklines 2003-08-01

Black Harvest Film Fest

The Gene Siskel Film Center hosts the 9th Black Harvest International Festival of Film and Video, Aug. 1-14. This annual showcase celebrating Black filmmaking worldwide has many faces and many aspects—and more screenings and guest artists ...
Nubians Head to World Series

Nubians Head to World Series

Six years ago, Gina Stewart had a vision to create a women's softball team to provide an outlet for African American women athletes and spectators. Gina elicited assistance from BLACKlines (which ran an ad for players ...
blacklines 2003-08-01

Child Protection Case Pending

Controversial gay activist Marc Loveless faces a child protection case against him stemming from an incident in April of 2002. The Cook County State's Attorney filed a motion in May of 2002 alleging Loveless had beaten ...
blacklines 2003-08-01

LEATHERLIFE

Celebrations

On the heels of Gay Pride, Windy City Black LGBT pride quietly celebrated our blackness with a whirlwind weekend of fierce dances, BBQ's, activities and workshops. I say quietly because an event as important to the ...
blacklines 2003-08-01

Little Hustler

'When Boom found my titties, he started rubbing my nipples between his fingers ... I moved his hands off my titties, saying, 'Suck'em, suck'em.' He sucked them, but it was like he thought they was popsicles ...
Cultural Attractions

Cultural Attractions

New recordings from C.C. Carter and Sharon Bridgforth

How does C.C. Carter do it? Just days before her national Black LGBT poetry slam (see pics this issue) she put together, with the help of Materville Studios, an amazing herstorical collection of some of the ...





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