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Identity 2005-04-01

 
V-DAY: The annual Pow Wow

V-DAY: The annual Pow Wow

V-Day performance of Vagina Monologues was a rousing success at the DuSable Museum of African American History. It also served as a tribute to women in uniform. Author Eve Ensler was in town a couple weeks ...
identity 2005-04-01

SPIRITUALITY: A Story of Conversion

A few weeks ago, The United Church of Christ, began a television ad campaign that shocked many. The TV ad encouraged 'all' of God's children to come worship with them—male and female, black, white and other ...
identity 2005-04-01

SPIRITUALITY Communicating While Living Purrfectly Authentic

This has to be one of my favorite topics as well as workshops to facilitate. I love the look on the clients' or participants' faces as they are shown on several different occasions that they ...
identity 2005-04-01

Caribbean LGBTQ Writers' Symposium in Chicago

The University of Chicago Lesbian and Gay Studies Project has announced a two-day forum that will focus on the art and activism of LGBTQ Caribbean writers and artists. This symposium, April 15-16, is the first ...
identity 2005-04-01

Latino Gays Look to Future

Chicagoland Latino LGBT activists, leaders, and supporters met March 5 at Lakeview Specialty Clinic, 2861 N. Clark, to discuss the past, present, and future of the national and local Latino LGBT movements in a forum ...
identity 2005-04-01

Latino Same-Sex Household Study Released

On the heels of the re-release of a groundbreaking analysis of Black same-sex households, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has published the results of a study of Hispanic and Latino gay and lesbian ...
identity 2005-04-01

South Asian Queer Film Fest

Nigaah, the South Asian Queer Film Festival, will be April 8-9. Nigaah is an Urdu word that means 'perspective'—one that sees and celebrates difference, and recognizes individuals and desires beyond socially sanctioned ideas of 'normal& ...
identity 2005-04-01

Asian American Showcase

The 10th annual Chicago Asian American Showcase is April 1-14, including the following films of gay interest: — ETHAN MAO (feature) , Saturday, April 9, 8:15 p.m. and Thursday, April 14, 6:15. — DICK HO: ...
identity 2005-04-01

What if Buster Bunny Became a Reggae Star?

Recently, the Jamaican LGBT group J-Flag toured the U.S. and gave audiences an inkling of the intense homophobia facing queers on their island. J-Flag's work is important, but its struggle is being linked to calls ...
Phill and Ina Wilson: Family Ties

Phill and Ina Wilson: Family Ties

Pictured Phill Wilson Phill and Ina Wilson are about as close as a mother and son can be. That closeness definitely came in handy when Phill came out to her—and again, years later, when he revealed ...
Myth Thing

Myth Thing

Throughout his career in comics, openly gay writer/illustrator Phil Jimenez has taken on some iconic and mythical characters and worlds, most notably that of queer icon/Amazonian hero Wonder Woman. Now he's whipping up whole new ...
Murder Rocks D.C. Community

Murder Rocks D.C. Community

Pictured Wanda Alston with Mayor Anthony Williams in background. Photo credit D.C. government. Stacey Long & Wanda Alston's mother at the service March 19. Photos by Bob Roehr The mayor's liaison to the GLBT community in ...
identity 2005-04-01

Wanda ... In Her Own Words

Wanda Alston sat down to tell her story in an interview with the Rainbow History Project in February 2001. Here are excerpts. Identity People always ask the question, 'Are you Black first, or are you ...
identity 2005-04-01

Minority Lesbian Fact Sheet Released

Black and Hispanic/Latino female same-sex households are as likely to raise foster or adopted children as opposite-sex Black and Hispanic/Latino households; however, the lesbian households earn considerably less. These ...
NBJC Attacks Murder of Black Gay Youth

NBJC Attacks Murder of Black Gay Youth

Pictured Rashawn Brazell The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) , a Black gay civil-rights organization, issued a release condemning the death of Rashawn Brazell, a 19-year-old Brooklyn (N.Y.) resident whose body was hacked apart and ...
identity 2005-04-01

REFLECTIONS: On the Up and Up

The February 2005 Identity featured an interview of Keith Boykin, whose recently published book BEYOND THE DOWN LOW: Sex And Denial In Black America takes a critical look at JL King's book ON THE DOWN ...
identity 2005-04-01

ED for ALMA

Carlos Castillon, long-time Association of Latin Men In Action [ ALMA ] member, volunteer and former board member, has been hired as the agency's first executive director. Castillon comes from the private sector but has ...
identity 2005-04-01

'Living Out' by Lisa Loomer and Directed by Cecilie Keenan

Living Out is a look at the complex issues of motherhood. Ana (played by Sandra Márquez) is an immigrant from Latin-America with two children and Nancy (played by Cheryl Graeff) is an affluent L.A. attorney with ...
identity 2005-04-01

REFLECTIONS Mundo De-mente Putiaventuras

Estoy en un avión y que flojera porque aunque me dirijo a un lugar que ofrece fiesta, mi viaje es de negocios y no de lujuria -ujum, ujum- digo, de placer. Pero como la vida es corta y el entusiasmo ...
identity 2005-04-01

REFLECTIONS HIV in Puerto Rico from a Puerto Rican Perspective

Growing up gay in Puerto Rico adds several problems and prejudices to GLBT Puerto Ricans' lives. Three traits define the GLBT community in Puerto Rico: religion, machismo, and strong family/nationalistic ties. The Puerto Rican population ...
identity 2005-04-01

REFLECTIONS Has Black America Fallen To the World of Assimilation?

In the midst of the many studies of theology, history, politics, religion, and anthropology—to name a few—while here in Virginia, I have asked myself deeper questions about the Black community as a whole. It must ...
identity 2005-04-01

F.Y.I.: Ask the Chat Daddy

April showers bring May flowers! As corny as that sounds, it's also the beginning of relationship season, which is the time of year when so many of us resurface after the cold and lonely winter. ...
identity 2005-04-01

F.Y.I. Adults Have Already Been Raised

When folks think and voice their opinions from narrow-minded, outdated, or one-sided perspectives, somebody's feelings will be hurt and/or they'll get pissed off. I'd like to respond in general to some recent, yet very common ...





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