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Identity 2008-07-01

 
Schism means two Black Prides

Schism means two Black Prides

Due to conflict and disputes, 2007 was an unstable year for Windy City Black Pride. After a successful pride celebration with former president Charles Nelson, the then-9-year-old organization began to wilt when accusations of Nelson being ...
Combination Locke

Combination Locke

Kimberley Locke became a part of the national consciousness when she was a finalist on season two of TV's "American Idol," finishing third to Clay Aiken and eventual champion Ruben Studdard. She's since parlayed that result ...
identity 2008-07-01

BOOK REVIEW: Hiding in Hip Hop

Written by Terrance Dean $23; Atria Books; 305 pages Review by Yasmin Nair By now, the term 'on the down low' has become a part of everyday language. Beginning with J. L. King's 2004 book, On ...
identity 2008-07-01

Anita Alvarez holds Pride reception

A group of host members held a Pride Reception at Sidetrack in support of Anita Alvarez (in red in the picture above ) in the general election for Cook County state's attorney. In February, Alvarez ...
identity 2008-07-01

Girlz.Got.Game at Center

New Vision of Hope Foundation (NVHF ) , a non-profit organization, and E3 Radio, in association with the Center on Halsted, will present their first 'Girlz.Got.Game' 3-on-3 Basketball Classic and Health Fair Sat.-Sun., July 26-27, ...
identity 2008-07-01

March highlights Boystown tensions

The Coalition for Justice and Respect organized a 'Unity March Against Racism and Harassment' in the Boystown area. This was the latest such event in Chicago to address the tensions that have pitted youth of color ...
identity 2008-07-01

Another South African lesbian murdered

by Sabine Neidhardt On April 28, 2008, lesbian soccer queen Eudy Simelane (31 years old ) was found gang-raped and murdered in an open field some 200 meters (approximately 650 feet ) from her family home ...
identity 2008-07-01

Shaken but solid: A gay man and the Chinese earthquake

by TOM EMEI YINSHI Tens of thousands of people lost their lives May 12 when an earthquake registering approximately 7.9 on the Richter scale hit China's Sichuan province. In an extended letter, a man who happens ...
PASSAGES: Kathleen Rose Winter

PASSAGES: Kathleen Rose Winter

Kathleen Rose Winter, 51, passed away May 4. A lifelong Chicagoan, Winter was active in several fields of pursuit, including advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, athletics, writing, performing, and public speaking. Winter lived ...
identity 2008-07-01

Disc and That: Recent/upcoming DVDs

—10,000 B.C. (June 24; $28.98 ) : This movie—which generated widely varying opinions when it ran in theaters earlier this year—seems like it could be 2008's guilty pleasure. The movie ...
identity 2008-07-01

Obama's nomination and the LGBT contingent

U.S. Sen. Barack Obama secured enough delegate votes June 3 to clinch the Democratic nomination for president. The achievement marks the first time in the nation's history that someone from a racial-minority group has won the ...





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