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Identity 2008-06-01

 
identity 2008-06-01

Column about Black LGBT youth angers some

A May 19 Chicago Sun-Times column written by Laura Washington tackled the issue of the large numbers of LGBT youth from various parts of the city who have flocked to the Lakeview neighborhood to hang out ...
Chuck Renslow's physique photos

Chuck Renslow's physique photos

Local gay icon Chuck Renslow—who, among other things, is currently president of Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N. Greenview—has released Kris: The Physique Photography of Chuck Renslow ($39.95; The Nazca Plains Corporation ) . In ...
identity 2008-06-01

Book review: A Question of Gravity and Light

Blas Falconer's collection of poems, A Question of Gravity and Light, is about nameless people, perennial outsiders who find themselves in situations they hadn't planned upon. The 46 poems here explore themes of attachment, family, belonging ...
identity 2008-06-01

McKeon memorial at Chicago's Truman College June 14

A memorial for the late gay politician/activist Larry McKeon will be held Sat., June 14, at 11 a.m. at Truman College's Community Room, 1145 W. Wilson. McKeon, 63, died Tues., May 13, of a stroke. ...
Randy Duncan: The passion of dance

Randy Duncan: The passion of dance

One cannot talk about the local professional dance scene without mentioning Randy Duncan. This esteemed individual—who trained under the legendary Joseph Holmes and who has created works for dozens of companies, ranging from the Joffrey Ballet ...
identity 2008-06-01

Grant to increase South Side GSAs

The Crossroads Fund Youth Fund for Social Change gave Youth Pride Center (YPC ) a grant to create 10 much-needed gay-straight alliances (GSAs ) at South Side public schools. YPC currently works with LGBT youth ...
identity 2008-06-01

Dyke March switches to Pilsen

'In a marked change, organizers of Dyke March Chicago have moved the event from the Andersonville neighborhood to the Pilsen one in an effort to mobilize people across Chicago, according to a press release. The ...
Arsham Parsi talks about gay Iran

Arsham Parsi talks about gay Iran

Arsham Parsi is the head of the IRQO (Iranian Queer Organization ) . Parsi was born in 1980. As he tells it, he grew up in Shiraz with no contact with other gay people until he found queer communities on the ...
Martha Hernandez: The doctor is in

Martha Hernandez: The doctor is in

Martha Hernandez, M.D., is a psychiatrist in a unique position. She is one of the few such physicians on staff at a local HIV/AIDS agency—in this case, Better Existence with HIV (BEHIV ) . Hernandez recently ...
identity 2008-06-01

Forum focuses on LGBTs and immigration

During the week of the large immigration march downtown, members of the community gathered at the Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, to discuss the many ways LGBT and immigration issues intersect. At the April 30 ...
Alderman Sandi Jackson talks at Jeffery Pub

Alderman Sandi Jackson talks at Jeffery Pub

The historical Jeffrey Pub, 7041 S. Jeffery, became another instrument of change April 28 when it hosted a much-needed discussion about the current state and the future of Chicago's South Side Black gay community. 7th Ward ...
identity 2008-06-01

Mildred Loving passes

The woman who started a ball rolling toward knocking down laws banning interracial marriage and who, late in life, also spoke out against bans on gay marriage has died. Mildred Loving died Fri., May 2, in ...
Wilson Cruz at Roosevelt

Wilson Cruz at Roosevelt

Openly gay television and movie actor Wilson Cruz—whose oeuvre includes TV's 'My So-Called Life' and 'Noah's Arc' as well as films such as Coffee Date—discussed his career and life at a ...





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