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Identity 2005-11-01

 
identity 2005-11-01

Role-Playing

The Black butch/stud—femme culture doesn't have a regular published voice in Chi-town, which is why I've spent the past two years talking about it. Initially, I wasn't sure what my purpose was, I just wanted ...
identity 2005-11-01

Trans-Inclusive Hate-Crime Bill Makes Way thru Congress

Hate-crimes legislation that includes gays and lesbians, and for the first time transgender persons, passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 14. The 223 to 199 vote came on an amendment to add the ...
identity 2005-11-01

Earth, Wind & Fire: Providing Illumination

The seminal group Earth, Wind & Fire has been making music for 35 years—longer than many of today's 'hotter' artists, including Usher and Amerie, have been alive. Showing no signs of slowing down, the band ...
identity 2005-11-01

Book Showcase: Black Sexual Politics

Book Showcase: Black Sexual Politics —Patricia Hill Collins (Routledge; $17.95) Topics related to race, gender or politics can be fairly controversial by themselves. Discussing all three simultaneously can create a ...
identity 2005-11-01

Playwright August Wilson Passes Away

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, a high-school dropout who told stories of the African-American struggle during the 20th century in such acclaimed works as Fences and Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, died Oct. 2 at the ...
identity 2005-11-01

Sleep

Which is more important; how much you sleep, or with whom? You can smile before answering. Yet the question does raise this issue: How much better could your life be if you slept eight full hours every night? After reading ...
identity 2005-11-01

AIDS RALLY ON MAG MILE

AIDS advocates lined up along the Magnificent Mile for the largest action of its kind on Michigan Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 1, in hopes of spreading awareness to the countless tourists and shoppers. As part of ...
identity 2005-11-01

D.C. March: Divided We Will Fall

Reflections by Keith R. Green On Saturday morning, Oct. 15, the stage was set for an atmosphere of division and animosity that is rapidly spreading throughout the Black LGBT community. From the National Black Justice ...
Arrest in Case of Slain Teen

Arrest in Case of Slain Teen

A 28-year-old Chicago man has been charged with sex offenses against three youths, including a 14-year-old boy whose naked body was found in Lincoln Park, according to an item in the Chicago Tribune. Shawn Thigpen, ...
identity 2005-11-01

No GOOD Deeds: Katrina, Rita, and Barbara

'It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it.' — Pablo Casals, Spanish Cellist These were the days of our tragic lives. The disenfranchised Gulf Coast citizens, mostly ...
Millions More ... But Gays

Millions More ... But Gays

Pictured Bishop Zachary G. Jones. National Black Justice Coalition protesters in D.C. last weekend. H. Alexander Robinson and Donna Payne. Photos by Bob Roehr Leaders of the Black GLBT community were shocked and dismayed at the ...
identity 2005-11-01

Institute Releases Black AIDS Report

The Black AIDS Institute has released the second in a series of reports detailing the state of the AIDS epidemic among African Americans. Reclaiming Our Future: The State of AIDS Among Black Youth, authored by ...
identity 2005-11-01

Uganda Targeting Gays

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) condemned the recent decision by Uganda President Yoweri Museveni to ban same-sex marriage. According to IGLHRC, the new law is the most recent in a series ...
identity 2005-11-01

Police Respond to Abuse Report

The Chicago Police Department's (CPD) First Deputy Superintendent of the Bureau of Operational Services told the LGBT press Oct. 13 that he is aware of the concern over a particular officer mentioned by many 'prominent' ...
identity 2005-11-01

Photos of tortured Iranian gay

The Turkey-based Persian Gay & Lesbian Organization has posted graphic photos on its Web site of an Iranian gay man who escaped Iran after being beaten by the police because of his sexuality. The photos ...
identity 2005-11-01

Purrfectly Speaking

My New Attitude of Gratitude at 40

I look at my life compared to the lives of others and for a moment ... I'm saddened. I see all that they have accomplished materially, financially, educationally and in their relational unions and I ...
identity 2005-11-01

Kanye West, Rev. Sharpton, Christina Saralegui among 'Top 10 Straight Advocates'

Celebrating National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation released a list of the top 10 straight advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. Included are actress Kristin Chenoweth, Rev. Al Sharpton, ...
We Are Here! Richard Gray

We Are Here! Richard Gray

Pictured Richard Gray in a self-portrait. As long as humankind has been on the planet, from the primitive drawings to the tradition of oral histories that are still practiced today, we have always sought to retell ...
Leatherman of Color 2006

Leatherman of Color 2006

Before a packed house on Saturday, Oct. 8, Joe Boynton of Chicago became the Leatherman of Color 2006. Joe will compete at International Mr. Leather 2006. The contest, sponsored by the People of Color Organization ...
identity 2005-11-01

PASSAGES: LeRoy Whitfield

LeRoy Whitfield, 36, a writer who focused on the battle against AIDS among Black Americans, died Oct. 9 after living 15 years with HIV while refusing to take medication. Whitfield, a Chicago native who was ...
identity 2005-11-01

Cuba gay film festival

The Cuban government staged a gay film festival last month. The five-day event was sponsored by the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry and the National Center for Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections and ...





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