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Identity 2007-04-01

 
identity 2007-04-01

'Sueño' at Athenaeum

Greasy Joan & Co. is presenting the Chicago premiere of Sueño, an original adaptation of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's play Life's a Dream. The play will run at The Athenaeum Theater, 2936 N. Southport, ...
identity 2007-04-01

Swati: Guitar God()

By Lawrence Ferber Make room Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen and even John Mayer: girls like Marnie Stern and out lesbian Kaki King are quickly rising to guitar deity levels with innovative, fierce electric ...
identity 2007-04-01

Hubbard Street to Host Gay Event

As part of its 2007 Spring Series, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) will have a program and reception on April 22 that are geared toward the LGBT community. This special event will start with Program ...
identity 2007-04-01

Black Gay Caucus Convenes

On March 29, The Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus (CBGMC) held an occasionally emotional conference at the Chicago Department of Public Health Training Center, 1642 N. Besly. The caucus seeks to stem the increase of HIV ...
identity 2007-04-01

Amigas Latinas Starts Project

Amigas Latinas has started 'Proyecto Latina,' a survey that will document the experiences and challenges that Latina LBTQ women face in the Chicagoland area. The data gathered will be used to educate communities, service providers ...
identity 2007-04-01

True Colors: A Talk with Michelle Williams and Jeanette Bayardelle

The producing team of The Color Purple brings the musical nominated for 11 Tony Awards to Oprah's hometown, Chicago, at the beautiful Cadillac Palace Theatre. The Color Purple took Broadway by storm—hailed by critics as 'roof-raising' ...
identity 2007-04-01

Baldwin Book Selected by City

Go Tell It on the Mountain, a 1953 book written by gay Black author James Baldwin, has been announced by Mayor Richard Daley as the next selection in One Book, One Chicago, the city's book club. The book, which spans ...
identity 2007-04-01

Asian Human Services Holds Essay Contest

In honor of Asian Heritage Month and Asian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—both in May—Asian Human Services Banyan Tree Program is holding its 3rd Annual Banyan Tree Essay Contest. In two typed, double-spaced pages, participants are asked ...
identity 2007-04-01

Domestic Partner Held on $1M Bond in Murder

DuPage Associate Judge Mark Dwyer set a $1 million bond on March 22 for Nicole Abusharif, 26, the accused killer of her longtime partner, Rebecca 'Becky' Klein, 32, The Daily Herald has reported. Abusharif-Klein's roommate and ...
identity 2007-04-01

A Different Take on Irshad Manji

At the University of Illinois at Chicago on Feb. 13, Muslim lesbian Irshad Manji delivered the ideas for which she's well known and criticized: Muslims are mindless drones who perpetuate Islam's most repressive aspects, like homophobia ...
identity 2007-04-01

LGBTs at Immigrant Rally

by Emmanuel Garcia On March 10, over 3,000 people congregated at the Loop's Federal Plaza for the one-year anniversary of the megamarches that took place across the country last spring. Attendance was dramatically lower than last ...
identity 2007-04-01

Amaechi Signs Landmark Deal

In a groundbreaking development, razor company Headblade has signed John Amaechi, a former NBA player who recently came out, to a contract. The deal—which is for an undisclosed amount of money—marks the first time a ...
identity 2007-04-01

House Rejects Prison Condom Bill

On March 15, a state House committee voted 6-5 against allowing Illinois inmates access to condoms to help stem HIV infection rates in the state's prison system. HB 686 would have allowed the Illinois Department of ...
identity 2007-04-01

Monroe Views: Black Gay Magazine Sells Its Soul to 'Ex-Gay' Forces

by Irene Monroe Charlene E. Cothran sent shock waves throughout African-American LGBT communities nationwide. The longtime African-American lesbian publisher and editor-in-chief of Venus Magazine recently wrote an article entitled, 'REDEEMED! ...
LGBT Elders Speak Out

LGBT Elders Speak Out

Amber Hollibaugh (left) and Vernita Gray. Discrimination, lobbying and housing were just a few of the topics discussed at the LGBT Elder Forum, held with ASA/LGAIN ( American Society on Aging/Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network ...
Center on Halsted Welcomes Partners

Center on Halsted Welcomes Partners

On Feb. 28 at the glass bar at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted, Center on Halsted's staff and board welcomed its new community partners that will reside in the facility on 3656 N. Halsted when it ...
identity 2007-04-01

Nigeria: Anti-Gay Bill Advances

The Women Affairs and Youth Committee of Nigeria's House of Representatives held a hearing Feb. 14 on an extreme anti-gay bill that some activists had believed was not going to see any action. The measure, ...





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