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Identity 2005-02-01

 
identity 2005-02-01

Avoiding the Relationship Blues

With the biggest holiday season behind us, we turn our attention to the season of love and relationships, Valentine's Day. For this article, I decided to tie this season into some college academics for thought ...
identity 2005-02-01

PASSAGES: Shirley Chisholm

Shirley Chisholm, 80, the first Black woman to serve in Congress and the first woman to seek the Democratic presidential nomination, died Jan. 1 at her home in Ormond Beach, Fla, according to The New ...
identity 2005-02-01

Footballer White Dies

Former pro football player Reggie White of the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles has died of a massive heart attack at age 43, reports ESPN. White was dealing with his wife's diagnosis with multiple ...
identity 2005-02-01

Mandela's son dies of AIDS

Former South African President Nelson Mandela said Jan. 6 that his oldest son, Makgatho Mandela, 54, died of AIDS that morning. Mandela, 86, delivered the news to reporters at his suburban Johannesburg home. He said ...
identity 2005-02-01

Spanish church leader calls homosexuality an 'epidemic'

The secretary of the Spanish Roman Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference called homosexuality an 'epidemic' Jan. 8. ' [ It is ] a true epidemic of homosexuality, a fount of psychological problems and painful frustrations,' said ...
identity 2005-02-01

EN LA VIDA: Mundo De-mente Anhele un amor

Recuerdo sus ojos verdes y su mirada peculiar que podía bofetearte en un segundo o regalarte ternura y caricias con éxtasis. Aún visualizo aquellas piernas grandes bien formadas que se cruzaban con prepotencia y que ...
identity 2005-02-01

EN LA VIDA: SAMSHA Report Finds Selling Cigarettes To Minors Down

A recent report issued by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMSHA) says most of the retailers in the U.S. are no longer selling as much cigarettes to minors as they have in the ...
identity 2005-02-01

LJ's Back

by La Jaunesse Jordan It's been three or four years since I've written for the paper. First, my mother passed. Then a year later, my daughter passed after having had a heart transplant nine months earlier. ...
identity 2005-02-01

PASSAGES: Raymond Munoz, Jr.

Raymond Munoz, Jr., 51, known to his family and friends as Randy, died Jan. 9. Partner and companion for 21 years to William Fahrenbach; father to Jason and Christopher Munoz; son of Raymond (Barbara) Munoz ...
identity 2005-02-01

BLACKlines: New book looks beyond the Down Low

All through history people struggling against the same social problem have come to understand it and react to it from such very different perspectives that natural allies seem to be seriously at odds with each ...
identity 2005-02-01

Quotelines

'Conservative commentator Armstrong Williams is embroiled in a scandal where the Bush administration paid him $240,000 to promote No Child Left Behind. Democrat Rep. George Miller, who is on the House Education Committee, said the ...
identity 2005-02-01

F.Y.I.: Ask the Chat Daddy

I would like to thank Windy City Media Group and Identity for honoring me by bringing my advice column to your publication. In my opinion, your group is the ultimate publication dealing with GLBT issues. ...
Keith Boykin: Going Beyond the Down Low

Keith Boykin: Going Beyond the Down Low

Pictured Keith Boykin. Ask most people to define someone who is on the down low, and they are most likely to say that the term describes a Black man who's dating a woman but is secretly having sex with other men. ...
King Day

King Day

Pictured Happy Nia Productions at CBLG's King Day tribute. Presented at the event: crying babies - income maybe's and depressed mommas pornographic tv - hate crimes and political drama somebody's struggling - can't afford the meds ...
CBLG Holds MLK Tribute

CBLG Holds MLK Tribute

Pictured CBLG members: Back row, from left: Robert Ames, Lois Bates and Ronald Lee. Front: Kashaun Collier, Alexia Johnson-Payne and Lalisha Payne. Photos by Lynnell S. Long With the theme of 'Community Building for Building Our ...
identity 2005-02-01

Jacqueline Woodson Speaks on Her 'Youthful' Writing

by Rachel Pepper An award-winning writer for young adults and children, Jacqueline Woodson is one of the most talented dyke writers we have today. Author of such celebrated books as If You Come Softly, The House ...
identity 2005-02-01

SPIRITUALITY: Dating

Happy Valentine's Day! Considering that this is the month of love, relationships and, for some, major heartbreaks and disappointments, I felt that this was the perfect month to release my new e-Book entitled, The 5 ...
identity 2005-02-01

SPIRITUALITY: Rev. Eric J. Edwards

February brings red paper hearts and chocolates wrapped in foil to every grocery and department store. But shouldn't we think about love the other 11 months as well? And what kind of love do we ...
Frankie's 50th

Frankie's 50th

D+E Entertainment + Tabernacle Chicago presented a special b-day celebratoon for DJ Frankie Knuckles (top pic, middle) Jan. 16. Photos by Peter Mavrik and Jerry Nunn ...
Amigas Latinas

Amigas Latinas

Amigas Latinas held a recent event featuring food, fun and drag. Bobbie (in the news when injured during a construction accident a few years ago) performed a drag show for the first time, as Bobbie de ...
identity 2005-02-01

Asian/PI Outreach

A small but steady informal group of LGBT queer Asian/Pacific Islander organizers who first came together for an open forum in October are gearing up in 2005. The group has had a follow-up small potluck ...
identity 2005-02-01

Sigamos Adelante Chicago

Chicagoland Latino LGBT activists, leaders, and supporters will convene March 5 at a forum called Sigamos Adelante Chicago. Discussions will focus on the future of the local and national Latino LGBT communities, especially in light ...
identity 2005-02-01

GLAAD Calls for Action Against Talk Shows

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) is urging people to take action against two talk shows and a syndicated column that the organization says are promoting violence and making ridiculous claims against the gay ...
identity 2005-02-01

Rep. Howard Vows to Tackle HIV/AIDS

As Rep. Constance A. 'Connie' Howard was sworn in for her sixth term in the Illinois House, she promised to push forward with legislation to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS. Howard referred to a report ...





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