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Identity 2006-06-01

 
Immigration Rally Shakes Up Chicago

Immigration Rally Shakes Up Chicago

At Chicago's May 1 immigration march and rally. Photo by Marie-Jo Proulx By Emmanuel Garcia Although the day was coined 'A Day Without Immigrants,' the presence of hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants and their allies ...
identity 2006-06-01

LGBT Coalition Sends Message to Leaders

A coalition of dozens of LGBT organizations fired off a letter to President George W. Bush, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist regarding immigration reform. In the missive, ...
identity 2006-06-01

Liberian President Greeted by Supporters in Chicago

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was in Chicago on May 9 to meet the many business, political and private supporters of her national reconstruction plan. When she won the Liberian election in November 2005, Sirleaf became the first ...
Latin Artists Perform for a Cause

Latin Artists Perform for a Cause

On Mother's Day weekend, four internationally renowned Latin artists put on a concert for a very special cause. Nydia Caro, Pilar Montenegro, Jennice Fuentes and Pablo Montero visited Chicago May 12-13 as part of the Verizon ...
identity 2006-06-01

Julia Alvarez: Saving the World

BY MEL FERRAND Julia Alvarez isn't just writing about saving the world, the title of her new release, but she may be doing just that, one reader at a time. Author of four books of fiction (including How the Garcia ...
I2I Holds Presentation

I2I Holds Presentation

On May 13, I2I (Invisible to Invincible: Asian/Pacific Islander Pride of Chicago) hosted a panel presentation entitled 'Perspectives on LGBTQ Asian Pacific Islander America' at Gerber-Hart Library, 1127 W. Granville. Karl Kimpo, who is wi ...
identity 2006-06-01

REFLECTIONS: Queer Space

'How long will it take?' I was talking directly to a hard hat perched on top of the head of a Chicago city worker. He looked up, shrugged, and replied with a mildly amused glint in his eyes, 'Don't know, ...
Film Tells Gwen's Story

Film Tells Gwen's Story

Actor JD Pardo portrays slain transgender teen, Gwen Araujo—here dressed for her sister's wedding day. The Lifetime Original Movie 'A GIRL LIKE ME: The Gwen Araujo Story,' premieres Monday, June 19. Imagine feeling like you're trappe ...
identity 2006-06-01

Windy City Black Pride Gears Up

Windy City Black Pride (WCBP) recently announced its plans for Independence Day weekend, when its activities traditionally take place. From June 30 to July 3, WCBP will welcome approximately 20,000 people for four days of ...
Cosby's First Sitcom Out on DVD in August

Cosby's First Sitcom Out on DVD in August

Legions of people may know Bill Cosby best as Dr. Cliff Huxtable from The Cosby Show. What some may not realize is that the series wasn't his first sitcom. After winning two Emmy® awards for ...
identity 2006-06-01

National Latino LGBT Publication Debuts

There's a new kid on the magazine block—and it caters exclusively to the Latino LGBT community. You-Tú Magazine, a bimonthly publication, will be in nightspots, bookstores and various music stores starting in June. The first ...
Book Review: Don't Shoot! I'm Coming Out

Book Review: Don't Shoot! I'm Coming Out

DON'T SHOOT! I'm Coming Out, by Benn Setfrey, is the best book yet written about Black same-gender-loving men. The subtitle—How to 'Man-Up' & Set Heterosexuals 'Straight'—is an attention-grabber. The cross, in the cove ...
identity 2006-06-01

House Music Festival to Take Place in Chicago July 22-23

'Move! The 2006 Chicago International House Music Festival' will be held on July 22-23 at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island. (The time will be 1-11 p.m. on both days. ) The event is the result ...
identity 2006-06-01

Project VIDA Has Spring Gala

Project VIDA's 'Spring Soiree' will take place May 31, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park. Among those being honored are Ald. Ricardo Munoz and Dr. Sara Vazquez. Call (773) 522-4570 or ...
Banyan Honors

Banyan Honors

By Christine Mangan Supporters of The Banyan Tree Program gathered May 19 to help celebrate National Asian/Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Asia now has the 2nd highest rate of HIV infection in the world. The ...
Our liberation tied to immigration reform

Our liberation tied to immigration reform

At Chicago's May 1 immigration march and rally. Photo by Marie-Jo Proulx Being born in this country does not give you full citizenship rights—nor does being born in this country guarantee you life, liberty and the ...
identity 2006-06-01

Man Pleads Guilty in Jamaican Activist's Murder

by Andrew Davis Dwight Hayden pleaded guilty in court May 3 to the murder of 59-year-old Jamaican gay-rights activist Brian Williamson, according to the Web site GCN.ie. Williamson, president and founding member of the Jamaica ...
Passage: Lovana 'Lou' Jones

Passage: Lovana 'Lou' Jones

Lovana 'Lou' Jones , an Illinois state representative who was an assistant majority leader of the House, died May 8 after a bout with pneumonia. She was 68. Her death marked the end of a two-decade ...
Passage: Soraya

Passage: Soraya

By Andrew Davis Soraya , a pop star and 2004 Latin Grammy award winner who publically advocated awareness of breast cancer, died of the disease May 10 in Miami, according to the Los Angeles Times. She ...
identity 2006-06-01

Purrfectly Speaking

Here I am … I apologize for my absence. Apparently, there were a few lessons that the Universe deemed important enough for me to give my full attention to. I have learned through experience not ...
Literary Exchange Marks 21st Year with Fashion and Food

Literary Exchange Marks 21st Year with Fashion and Food

Poet Ayanna Mohammad at the Literary Exchange gala. Denise (Eboni) Puckett. Gaylon and Janice accept for Affinity. Amigas Latinas. NBC-5's LeeAnn Trotter. Vera and Pat of Executive Sweet. Lisa Pickens. LE's President Sharron Matthews, Dire ...





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