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Identity 2006-01-01

 
Orgullo en Accion

Orgullo en Accion

Pictured Photos from the Nov. 20 Orgullo event by Tracy Baim. By Tania Unzueta Carrasco In 2004 LLEGO, the only national Latino organization that served the LGBTQ population, closed its doors. After leaders from all over ...
identity 2006-01-01

BLACKlines: Bush cronies turning campuses dissent-free

The repressiveness of the Bush Administration is all over American college campuses. And it's not only in the demand to reinstall U.S. military recruitment with the so-called Solomon Amendment, which requires military recruitment be allowed ...
identity 2006-01-01

Black Gay Caucus Forms

In response to a variety of developing issues, a coalition of individuals from various backgrounds has formed the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus. Identity spoke with the Chicago Department of Public Health's Lora Branch, a ...
identity 2006-01-01

Crime and Punishment

Reflections by Joey Mogul Despite an international movement comprised of activists, celebrities and politicians seeking clemency from California's Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Stanley Tookie Williams, a 51-year-old African-American heterosexual man ...
Chicago and Rwandan Women Discuss HIV/AIDS

Chicago and Rwandan Women Discuss HIV/AIDS

The Fairmont Hotel's Chancellor Room was the site of a historic forum that sought to empower women while tackling the issue of HIV/AIDS. On Dec. 1, approximately 100 individuals attended From Chicago to Rwanda: Empowering ...
Countdown to Gay Games VII: CONSCIOUS SODEN, HECTOR L. TORRES, JR.

Countdown to Gay Games VII: CONSCIOUS SODEN, HECTOR L. TORRES, JR.

Pictured Conscious (left) and partner Luz. by Ross Forman CONSCIOUS SODEN Age: 40 Hometown: Miami Beach, Fla. College: Attended Syracuse and New York Institute of Technology. Military: U.S. Navy for ...
TRIBUTE TO MOUNTAIN MOVING

TRIBUTE TO MOUNTAIN MOVING

Pictured #1 Kathy Munzer and Jackie Anderson. #2 Back row: Ann, Kathy, and Deidre. Front: Dawn and Sarah. Photos by Tracy Baim By C.C. Carter—performed Dec. 10, 2006 I was born here Second row third seat ...
Cafe NINE 17: South Side

Cafe NINE 17: South Side

Pictued Liu Montsho is pictured left, with her staff. Like most restaurants, Café NINE 17 (which opened in May) is full of delicious treats that stick to your ribs. Unlike a lot of eateries, it is ...
identity 2006-01-01

Personal Growth or Stagnation: Art in Progress

2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005—2006! For some reason, I keep thinking back to the fear and euphoria of Y2K. It seems like yesterday, but five years of my life and your life have actually ...
identity 2006-01-01

REFLECTIONS: AIDS for Rent

I recently attended a screening of Rent, the film based on the musical by Jonathan Larson. Given my cynicism about popular depictions of AIDS, I was unsurprised to find that it erases the massive organizing ...
identity 2006-01-01

Lesotho Launches HIV/AIDS Campaign

In an effort to dramatically increase access to HIV treatment and prevention, the African country of Lesotho will launch the world's first plan to have every person in the country know his or her HIV ...
identity 2006-01-01

VIEWS & NEWS: GLBT, no wait, LGBT, or is it TBLGQ?

How many times have you heard the joke 'GLBTQA ... ABCDE ... ' and thought it was a little bit funny? Every time I hear it, it says to me that many of us have become very jaded about the ...
identity 2006-01-01

Gay Asian Man Runs for State Office

The Rev. Dan Rodriguez-Schlorff, a 25-year-old Filipino-American, has become the first openly gay Asian candidate to run for an Illinois statewide office, according to a press release. Rodriguez-Schlorff is the Green Party candidate for the ...
identity 2006-01-01

High School Students Fight AIDS

A group of 30 students from the West Side's Michele Clark Academic Preparatory School was honored Dec. 2 for helping to fight AIDS through raising money. The students raised $499.05—more than other participating school—for the ...
identity 2006-01-01

REFLECTIONS: Golden Problems

The recent dramatic rise in the gold price caught everyone by surprise. Many had been expecting a short-term decline in the gold price. Instead, they were caught by a sudden wave of buying on the ...
identity 2006-01-01

REFLECTIONS: Every kiss is a revolution

I remember back in the early '90s, when I was coming out of the closet, it was the era of Bush I and AIDS was a very politically charged topic. Protease inhibitors were still years away and people were dying ...
identity 2006-01-01

South Africa Court Backs Same-Sex Marriage

South Africa's top court legalized same-sex marriage Dec. 1, saying that banning it violates the nation's post-apartheid Constitution, which prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. The Constitutional Court gave Parliament ...
identity 2006-01-01

Jamaican AIDS Activist Murdered

Yet another voice in the global fight against AIDS has been violently silenced. Gunmen broke into the home of openly gay Jamaican AIDS activist Steve Harvey Nov. 30—the eve of World AIDS Day—and kidnapped him, ...
identity 2006-01-01

Purrfectly Speaking

It is the year 2006, another opportunity to do things in a different way. Whether those things are financial, spiritual, educational, relational, recreational, or health-focused; a new year often brings with it a bucket of ...
identity 2006-01-01

Chicago Non-Profits Visit Africa

On a World AIDS Day mission, the leaders of two Chicago-based HIV/AIDS non-profit organizations—The Children's Place Association and Global Alliance for Africa—journeyed to remote villages in Kenya and Tanzania ...
identity 2006-01-01

SPIRITUALITY: Spirit Rising

Christian de la Huerta

It was seven years ago that I started stitching together my identity sexually and spiritually. Then in 1999 I interviewed Christian de la Huerta for LesBiGay Radio [ now called Windy City Radio ] . ...





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