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Identity 2006-08-01

 
identity 2006-08-01

Hong Kong bans Brit partnership ceremonies at consulate

Hong Kong's Home Affairs Bureau has told the British Consulate-General it cannot perform same-sex unions under the United Kingdom's new Civil Partnership Act. The bureau said permitting the ceremonies would amount to an inappropriate taking ...
identity 2006-08-01

Iraqi gays say they're being killed

Iraq has seen an increase in homophobic killings since the U.S. invasion, the BBC reported April 17. Frightened gay people told the network the murders are connected to the growing influence of anti-gay religious figures ...
identity 2006-08-01

Spaniards support same-sex marriage

Sixty-one percent of Spaniards say the government was right to legalize full marriage for same-sex couples, according to a new Instituto Opina poll. Thirty-two percent think it was a mistake and about seven percent are ...
identity 2006-08-01

Cameroon refuses to release gays

The Cameroonian government has refused to release nine men jailed on charges of homosexuality despite their April 21 acquittal, according to a press release from the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission. In addition, ...
identity 2006-08-01

Michigan Activist Seeks to Unite Through Web Site

A desire to see Blacks unite across the board has propelled Detroit activist-writer Terry Howcott to develop an online space for people to engage in dialogue. With TerryHowcott.com, Howcott is seeking to narrow the chasms ...
identity 2006-08-01

The Sickness of HIV Profiling

In this conservative era of politics and religion, I have noticed how the animus toward people with HIV/AIDS has not abated although we are now at the quarter-century milepost of the epidemic being in the U.S. ...
identity 2006-08-01

Goodman's Latino Theatre Festival

Goodman Theatre's 2006 Latino Theatre Festival will run Aug. 4-20, and will commence with a weekend of new play readings and workshops featuring pieces by festival veteran Luis Alfaro and local playwrights Migdalia Cruz, Carlos ...
identity 2006-08-01

Amigas Latinas Hires First Staff Member

Amigas Latinas, a support, education and advocacy organization for LBQ women of Latina heritage, has hired a staff member—the first for the 11-year-old organization. Jacqueline Luna, who has been hired as an administrative assistant, is ...
identity 2006-08-01

LTLTF Marks National HIV Testing Day

To mark National HIV Testing Day, which took place on June 27, The Let's Talk, Let's Test Foundation (LTLTF) coordinated three free testing events on Chicago's South Side. On that day, LTLTF sponsored events at ...
identity 2006-08-01

Euro MPs denounce Nigeria

More than 60 members of the European Parliament representing all major parties called on Nigeria's government April 19 to withdraw legislation that will criminalize gay relationships and same-sex marriage, and ban gay organizations and activism. ...
identity 2006-08-01

Reggae Concert with Anti-Gay Musicians Cancelled

A reggae concert featuring artists who sing anti-gay lyrics has been cancelled—resulting in Black LGBT activists declaring victory. LIFEbeat, an AIDS organization that is connected with the music industry, has cancelled its Reggae Beat Jumpoff, which ...
identity 2006-08-01

BROTHER TO BROTHER: Say it loud—I'm Black, gay and proud

By Marcus Davis My first real exposure to the gay lifestyle was when I went to college in Washington, D.C., at the age of 17. Up until then, the most I knew about being gay came from an issue of Advocate ...
Faith Forum Focuses on LGBT Issues

Faith Forum Focuses on LGBT Issues

Rabbi Joshua Lesser, Larry Yang and Imam Dayiee Abdullah. Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and the Shower of Stoles. From the choral event. Photos by Andrew Davis and Suzanne Kraus By Andrew Davis Open-mindedness was just ...
Keith's Arc: Popular Actor Guest-Stars on Gay Series

Keith's Arc: Popular Actor Guest-Stars on Gay Series

The show Noah's Arc, seen on LOGO, already has several things going for it, including an almost embarrassingly good-looking cast and intriguing plot twists. However, the series (which is starting its second season on Aug. ...
Latino Athletes Celebrated

Latino Athletes Celebrated

Latin welcome reception pics by Emmanuel Garcia. _____ By Emmanuel Garcia In celebration of Gay Games VII, the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, the only Latino museum accredited by the American Association of Museums, joined with ...
Soccer, Not Just for Kicks

Soccer, Not Just for Kicks

The South African Chosen Few team waits out the storms in Oak Park. Photo by Alice Cooperman . The South African Chosen Few team wins bronze against Windy City Times in the Women's B Division. WCT ...
Women Celebrate in Grand Style

Women Celebrate in Grand Style

By Ross Forman The Gay Games formally kicked off from a female perspective July 14, with a Women's Kickoff Party, held at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, hosted by Olivia and the Human Rights ...
identity 2006-08-01

Latin Pride

The first Orgullo en Accion Latina/o LGBTQQ Pride Picnic took place July 8 at Gill Park, 825 W. Sheridan. In addition to fantastic food, there were events such as dancing, face painting and performances from ...
identity 2006-08-01

Black LGBT Pride Takes Over Holiday Weekend

By Andrew Davis with Marcus Davis The LGBT African-American community celebrated its own during Windy City Black Pride 2006, which took place June 30-July 3 in various venues around Chicago. Among the events were a ...
identity 2006-08-01

She Swoopes, She Scores

By Ross Forman She had the Chicago game circled on her schedule for several months, no doubt in red marker. Sheryl Swoopes was hyped for her Houston Comets' lone road game of the season in Chicago on July 14 against ...





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