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Identity 2007-06-01

 
identity 2007-06-01

South Side To Get New Youth Pride Center

On April 30, members of the Youth Pride Center, an LGBT organization serving predominantly African American youth, announced plans for the construction of a much desired, new center on Chicago's South Side. For the most part, ...
identity 2007-06-01

Deeply Rooted Auditions on June 5

Auditions for dancers and singer-actors will take place June 5 for the Deeply Rooted Dance Theater Summer Dance Intensive Audition and the Nefertiti musical theater workshop. The auditions be held at the Deeply Rooted studios, ...
identity 2007-06-01

Pop Making Sense: The Sounds of Summer

Grime, Silk and Thunder is Ultra Nate's triumphant follow-up to her 2001 album, Stranger Than Fiction. The lead singles, Love's The Only Drug and an electro-flavored cover of the Pointer Sisters' Automatic, have already impacted the ...
identity 2007-06-01

Calendar of events

Friday, June 8 Gay Liberation Network Nigerian leader Davis Mac-Iyalla makes an appearance. 7 p.m., St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont, LGBTliberation@aol.com, www.gayliberation.net Saturday, June 9 Affinity Indoor Drive-in ...
identity 2007-06-01

Obama Questioned on Fundraiser

A few Chicago gay activists are pressuring the Barack Obama campaign to remove gay fundraiser Michael Bauer from his role with the campaign, as both a fundraiser and a member of Obama's gay and lesbian ...
identity 2007-06-01

Black Pride Event on June 8-9

The Coalition for Justice and Respect—a Black LGBT social-justice organization—in conjunction with several other groups will hold an African-American Lesbian and Gay Pride event entitled 'Power/Empower' on June 8-9. ...
identity 2007-06-01

Milwaukee PrideFest June 8-10

Milwaukee's PrideFest will kick off the city's lakefront festival season June 8-10 with what organizers are calling 'the nation's biggest Pride entertainment lineup.' Headline shows include comedian Kathy Griffin and legendary ...
identity 2007-06-01

Monroe View: The King family's mixed legacy

The LGBTQ community as well as the African-American community lost another one of this nation's fierce allies in the King family for queer civil rights—Yolanda King. Fondly known as Yoki, she was the oldest daughter of ...
identity 2007-06-01

Nigerian Activist: Man on a Mission

Those who feel that the LGBT community in the United States is struggling should take a look at Nigeria. There, those convicted of being in same-sex relations can be imprisoned for up to 10 years, and ...
identity 2007-06-01

HIV/AIDS Lottery Bill Passes Ill. House

Illinois House Bill 315, a measure that would create a 'Quality of Life' fund to help HIV/AIDS prevention and education efforts, passed the state House of Representatives on May 2, according to a press release ...
identity 2007-06-01

Anti-Same-Sex Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Initiative Returns

Nine months after the Illinois State Board of Elections refused to certify an anti-same-sex marriage referendum proposed by the conservative group Protect Marriage Illinois ( PMI ) , it appears that another drive to place ...
Theater: The Color Purple

Theater: The Color Purple

By: Marsha Norman, book; Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray, score At: Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph Phone: 312-902-1400; $28-$85 Runs through: Sept. 2 BY SCOTT C. MORGAN Anybody who is anybody in Chicago ...
Yolanda King Passes Away

Yolanda King Passes Away

Yolanda Denise King, 51, the eldest daughter of the late civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and a friend of the gay community, died on May 15. The cause of death was believed to ...
identity 2007-06-01

Intersex Activist Discusses Recent Controversy

Intersex activist Emi Koyama made an appearance at the University of Chicago on May 11 to discuss a controversy within the community regarding new medical terminology. Koyama is director of the Intersex Initiative in Portland, Ore. ...
identity 2007-06-01

UIC Names New Liberal Arts Dean

Dwight A. McBride, the chairman of African-American studies at Northwestern University, has been named the dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Arts and Sciences, according to a UIC press release. McBride, ...
identity 2007-06-01

NGLTF Releases Historic Asian Report

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute has released a historic study called 'Living in the Margins: A National Survey of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.' The document ...
identity 2007-06-01

City Celebrates Awareness in Asian Community

Chicago was one of 18 cities nationwide to celebrate the 3rd annual National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on May 17. The celebration, held in Uptown's Truman College, largely focused on the need to ...
identity 2007-06-01

Compromised HIV Testing Bill Passes House

A landmark HIV testing bill that will make voluntary testing easier passed the Illinois House unanimously ( 114-0 ) . The bill, HB 980, sponsored by Rep. LaShawn Ford, D-Chicago, originally included wording that would have ...





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