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Identity 2007-11-01

 
identity 2007-11-01

LGBTs Upset With Obama

Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign has stirred great discontent within the LGBT community by giving a forum to an award-winning gospel singer and minister known for his antigay rhetoric. The series of gaffes has continued to ...
identity 2007-11-01

Calendar of events

Friday, Nov. 2 Affinity Young women's drop in for Black les-bi women. 6-9 p.m., first Friday of each month. 5650 S. Woodlawn, www.affinity95.org Saturday, Nov. 3 Amigas Latinas Siempre Latina Gala Dinner. $60 advance, $70 at ...
identity 2007-11-01

Jai Rodriguez: From Queer Eye To Queer Ear

by Jerry Nunn For years, people have known Jai Rodriguez as one of the quintet that is featured on the TV show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Now, as the series reached its last episode, Rodriguez talked about the show, ...
identity 2007-11-01

Study: Latino HIV Silence a Grave Concern

Increased advocacy regarding the growing problem of HIV/AIDS within the Illinois Latino community needs to take place immediately, according to a new local study. The report, presented by the Greater Humboldt Park Community of Wellness ( ...
Hall of Fame 2007

Hall of Fame 2007

The Chicago Commission on Human Relations Advisory Council on LGBT Issues was joined by Mayor Richard Daley at the 2007 induction of the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame, which occurred Oct. 18 at the ...
Shar DeVon: There He Is ...U.S. Mr. Gay?

Shar DeVon: There He Is ...U.S. Mr. Gay?

Isaac King spotted a contest online seeking contestants for the title of Chicago Mr. Gay 2008, and he knew immediately that his then-boyfriend, Shar DeVon, was just the candidate. DeVon, after all, is a budding entrepreneur ...
identity 2007-11-01

Violence Epidemic in Gay Couples

Gay and bisexual men in same-sex relationships are victims of domestic violence at nearly the same rates as women in heterosexual relationships, according to a new study that was conducted in Chicago. The study, published in ...
identity 2007-11-01

Sankofa Way Partners with Kenyan Ministry

Pro-LGBT spiritual organization Sankofa Way has announced that it will be the fiscal sponsor for Cornerstone Ministries, which has its primary office in Eldoret, Kenya. Bishop Julius Atsango—who is seeking to build ...
identity 2007-11-01

LBTQQ Latina Data Unveiled

Raw data from a groundbreaking study on LBTQQ Latinas was presented for the first time, and the implications have left many in the community eager to learn more. The study, Proyecto Latina, was discussed at the ...
identity 2007-11-01

ALMA Event a 'Runway' Success

The Association of Latino Men for Action ( ALMA ) held its second annual fashion extravaganza, 'Runway ALMA,' Oct. 12 at Germania Place, 108 W. Germania—and the event was a treat for the eyes as attendees ...
Runway ALMA Extra: A Pre-Event Talk with J.P. Calderon

Runway ALMA Extra: A Pre-Event Talk with J.P. Calderon

J. P. Calderon and AlexPerez Before 'Runway ALMA' commenced Oct. 12, Windy City Times briefly chatted with one of the event's honorees, model/reality-show personality J.P. Calderon, about his life, ALMA's honor and coming out. Windy City ...
In the Spotlight: Joel Hall

In the Spotlight: Joel Hall

Jazz artist Joel Hall is one of Chicago's living legends. At 58 years old, he remains intensely active in running not only a critically acclaimed dance company but also a thriving dance studio in Andersonville, where ...
identity 2007-11-01

HIV prevention lottery becomes reality

Overriding Gov. Rod Blagojevich's August veto, Rep. Karen Yarbrough's, D-Maywood, legislation to create a lottery ticket to help fund Illinois HIV/AIDS prevention efforts became law. Now, a 'Quality of Life' lottery ticket ...
identity 2007-11-01

Monroe Views: Jena 6's Black Leadership Splits Queers

The Jena 6 case—in which Southern white law enforcement in Jena, La., unabashedly doled out biased treatment against six African-American high school students—harkens backs to this country's era of Jim Crow. And it is a no-brainer ...





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