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Identity 2004-03-01

 
identity 2004-03-01

Views: Welcome

Thanks for the great response to the first issue of Identity, the continuation of the eight-year histories of BLACKlines and En La Vida. Windy City Media Group merged the two independent newspapers into a glossy ...
identity 2004-03-01

Views: Eggs and Mothers

In a saga that tests the understanding of modern science, judicial fairness, and the rights of gay and lesbian parents, two lesbian mothers are fighting over who should get custody rights of fraternal twins that both ...
identity 2004-03-01

Gerber/Hart Honors Rustin

Gerber/Hart Library commemorated African-American History Month with a program on Bayard Rustin Feb. 8. Historian John D'Emilio, Director of the Gender and Women's Studies program at UIC, reflected upon Rustin's life, work, and place in ...
identity 2004-03-01

Kate Millett, Dorothy Allison At U of C Feminism Confab

Feminism has rethought and transformed almost every area of modern life. On Saturday, Feb. 28, writers, scholars and activists who defined its past and those who are creating its future will come together at Back ...
identity 2004-03-01

Media/Queered Confab

Since the 1960s, queer people have become increasingly visible in the media. Queer identities in community life and politics may rely in the 21st century on the prevailing media landscape. The paradoxes of visibility are ...
identity 2004-03-01

Asian Gays Club

Long Yang Club of Chicago (LYCC) is a social support group for gay Asians and non-Asians. It is a member chapter of Long Yang Club International (www.longyangclub.org), the world's largest network of gay Asian/non-Asian groups ...
New Film: Bob & Rose

New Film: Bob & Rose

Alan Davies and Alan Davies and Lesley Sharp (The Full Monty) star as the loveable, star-crossed couple (he's gay, she's straight) that find love against all odds in Bob & Rose, the 2001 award-winning hit UK ...
identity 2004-03-01

Spirituality: Of Babies and Bathwater

Thanks for the many comments about this column. I shouted loud and thanks to all of you who answered. I have charged us as GLBT people to find faith in our community. That it is an essential missing part of ...
Spirituality: Marriage and religious tradition

Spirituality: Marriage and religious tradition

Representatives from five religions spoke at Ann Sather's about marriage within their traditions in February. Ald. Tom Tunney moderated the panel. The Rev. Greg Dell (bottom) of Broadway United Methodist Church, the Rev. Wayne Bradley (top ...
identity 2004-03-01

Spirituality: Purrfectly Speaking

So, how did it go last month? Were you true to yourself? How did you spend your Valentine's Day? Let's continue with the topic of dating shall we? I would like to ask for your assistance. As you know, I am ...
Spirituality: South Side Church Reaches Out to Gay Bishop

Spirituality: South Side Church Reaches Out to Gay Bishop

Pictured Rev. Dr. Richard Tolliver and Right Rev. V. Gene Robinson. Photo by Tracy Baim For Chicago GLBTs, Sunday, Feb. 8, presented a tale of many churches. Starting on the South Side at St. Edmund's ...
identity 2004-03-01

Spirituality: Mentors

I've always thought that the LGBT community is ripe for but sorely lacking in mentorship - the passing of communal wisdom to queer youth in the hopes of helping them to avoid some of the more serious pitfalls associated with ...
Literary: Books for Your Shelf Women's History Month!

Literary: Books for Your Shelf Women's History Month!

Yes, the herstorical, groundbreaking, must-have book for classic women of color writing is back in print. Rutgers University Press has re-issued Home Girls, a pivotal collection of works from some of the most important writers of ...
identity 2004-03-01

Literary Exchange Publishes Anthology

Chicago's 19-year-old women of color literary organization, Literary Exchange, is releasing its long-awaited anthology, Mother Tongues. A book release party is Sunday, March 7, 5-8 p.m. at Ain't That Sweet Cafe, 4315 S. State in ...
identity 2004-03-01

Being a Lady Ain't Easy

March is National Wimyn's Herstory Month - and by golly I'm a womyn, so I wanna celebrate, from a butch angle, the achievements of my Black sistahs, i.e. her: high-heels, stockings, fashion, make-up, nails and ...
identity 2004-03-01

Blacklines: Thoughts and Ideas

In the spring of 1983 there was an excitement in the air. Congressman Harold Washington was running for mayor of Chicago. Every time I remember that time of great expectations I wish it could be ...
identity 2004-03-01

Community: The Real Hook Up

Time to Raise the Bar on Social Justice

The plight of black men who love men is in the hands of black men. We have yet to dig out from under the vestiges of slavery, government sanction laws (segregation) that reduced our involvement ...
Coming Out Against Cancer  Gala Feb. 7

Coming Out Against Cancer Gala Feb. 7

Nearly 2,000 women and men joined together for the 13th annual Coming Out Against Cancer benefit for the Lesbian Community Cancer Project. Held at the sprawling South Shore Cultural Center, the event featured awards, dancing, food ...
Grapevine

Grapevine

'Have I been a lesbian? No, I don't think it's something you do as a hobby. ... There have been a few gay men that I've been in love with and let me tell you, if they ever, EVER [change ...
identity 2004-03-01

Vagina Monologues

C.C. Carter is putting together a local cast for a March 6 Vagina Monologues production, V-Day Chicago South-West 2004, 8 p.m. at the DuSable Museum. The three organizations that will benefit from this performance are: ...
identity 2004-03-01

LCCP Gets Grant

The Lesbian Community Cancer Project will receive a $99,000 grant by the Illinois Department of Public Health to train staff on the special health issues of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in Illinois. LCCP will ...
identity 2004-03-01

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LESBIAN PROGRAM

The Mautner Project for Lesbian Health announced the first national health education program focused on African-American women who partner with women. Building on its successful Spirit Study of Black Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health and ...
identity 2004-03-01

Queer 'Crips' Antholoy

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Jan. 23 about a new anthology out of that city that looks at life with disabilities. The writing of John Killacky, paralyzed from the neck down after a simple surgery, ...
identity 2004-03-01

SOUTH KOREA TO DE-LIST GAYS

The South Korean government said Feb. 4 it will remove homosexuality from its list of unacceptable sexual acts that harm teenagers. The list—which also includes incest, bestiality, prostitution and sadism—is used for censoring movies, books ...
identity 2004-03-01

UN EXTENDS BENEFITS

The United Nations Jan. 29 extended benefits to employees' same-sex spouses and registered domestic partners. The change came in the form of an administrative order from Secretary-General Kofi Annan. When an employee applies for the ...
identity 2004-03-01

En La Vida: Mundo 'De-mente'

Vivimos tiempos de fiesta dentro de nuestra comunidad GLBT... bueno, casi, todavía lidiamos con muchos asuntos que nos complican la existencia. Bastante gente aún se lo pregunta: ¡Amar y sentirse atraídos hacia otras personas del mismo ...
Lambda Legal Defense annual Freedom to Marry Day reception

Lambda Legal Defense annual Freedom to Marry Day reception

At the Lambda Legal Defense annual Freedom to Marry Day reception. Photos by Israel Wright ...
identity 2004-03-01

Ford Foundation Grant Funds LLEGO's Latino LGBT Civil Rights Work

LLEGO, the National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization, has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to support ACCION LLEGO, the organization's national advocacy program addressing issues which make Latino LGBT ...
identity 2004-03-01

ALMA Job Post

The Chicago-based Association of Latino Men for Action (ALMA), the only openly Gay Latino men's nonprofit organization in the city, is accepting resumes for the position of part-time Executive Director to oversee the execution of ...
identity 2004-03-01

AIDS Confab

A conference on HIV/AIDS in the Latino Community will be helf May 7 in Chicago. Hispanocare presents this 5th annual medical conference. Call (773) 296-7157. ...
identity 2004-03-01

Spanish Rights

Reuters reports from Madrid that a Spanish judge has allowed the female partner of a mother of twins to adopt her children, making a same-sex couple legal parents for the first time in Spain, the ...
identity 2004-03-01

Out in Mexico

CTV (Canada) reports that 'openly gay cafes and bars are sprouting up in the [Mexico's] capital. They are emblematic of rising gay pride there.' Another sign that the social climate in Mexico might be liberalizing ...
identity 2004-03-01

LLEGO on Marriage, Awards

Martín Ornelas-Quintero, executive director of LLEGÓ was interviewed by Azteca America about developments on marriage for same-sex couples in Massachusetts. The Spanish-language Azteca America, available through affiliate stations in ...
Theater: Pulp

Theater: Pulp

Miss those 1950s gender roles? Pulp is the world premiere play by Patricia Kane. It is an homage to lesbian pulp fiction novels from the 1950s. Tough, trash-talking Terry Logan takes up residency at The Well, ...
identity 2004-03-01

Gender: Old Dykes, old Faggots

I thought I'd freak on my 58th birthday. It's that kind of year: creeping up on 30, on 40, on 50, on —. Well, maybe I'm a little freaked, but only by the number, because lemme tellya, 58 is filled ...
identity 2004-03-01

Gender: God Based, Not Fear Based

'I wish I could hold you in my arms, and take all of your hurt and pain away. I wish I could kiss you on the forehead give you the courage I have to stand up and be proud of ...
identity 2004-03-01

Girls in Prison project for Women's History Month

'Voices in Time: Lives in Limbo' Gives Voice to Women and Girls in Prison for Women's History Month In celebration of Women's History Month, Beyondmedia Education and CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers) will host ...
identity 2004-03-01

Identity Hits Newsstands

Windy City Media Group launched its newest glossy magazine, Identity with the February edition. Identity is the continuation and the merger of two of WCMG's 'ethnic' monthly publications, BLACKlines and En La Vida, both eight ...
identity 2004-03-01

FYI: Site Club

Philadelphia Black Pride (www.phillyblackpride.org/): Philadelphia's reputation as the city of brotherly (and sisterly) love will certainly be underscored in April, when thousands of African-Americans will convene to attend various ...
identity 2004-03-01

FYI: Black Folk Sexuality And The Black Church

'Sexuality—The condition of being characterized and distinguished by sex,concern with or interest in sexual activity.' — American Heritage Dictionary If you mention or hear words revolved around sex, sexual ...
identity 2004-03-01

Identity Classifieds

CLASSIFIEDS ANNOUNCEMENTS AFRO-AMERICAN Life Experience Prints. www.cornellfitch.com. (04/04-2s) INTERVIEW PARTICIPANTS WANTED: The Oppression and HIV Risk Study at UIC seeks to improve HIV prevention services for African-american and Latino men. ...
Cruz Control: Actor Wilson Cruz in Town

Cruz Control: Actor Wilson Cruz in Town

Pictured Wilson Cruz with writer Emmanuel Garcia at the DePaul event. There I was, 12 years old and holding on to the remote control with my index finger over the change channel button just in case ...
identity 2004-03-01

Arts and Culture

ARTS EXPRESS **** = Gay/les/bi/queer/trans content or interest Theater Previews and Opening Nights Feb 28: The Way We Were (The History of Colored Entertainment) Black Ensemble Thtr, 4520 N Beacon (773) 769-4451 Feb 29: Knowing Cairo, ...





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