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Identity 2009-02-01

 
identity 2009-02-01

Winds of change: Obama becomes the 44th president

Providing the high point for millions of visitors to Washington, D.C.—and ushering in an era of change, diversity and hope—Barack Obama was sworn in on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Jan. 20, becoming the 44th ...
identity 2009-02-01

Gays tackle Burris pick

Gov. Rod Blagojevich recently announced that he was appointing Roland Burris to the Senate seat previously occupied by President-elect Barack Obama. The move has generated controversy, censure and ridicule. The governor is being decried for equal ...
identity 2009-02-01

VIEW: Gay is NOT the new Black

If you are African-American and gay, and fighting alongside your white LGBTQ brothers and sisters for queer civil rights, the notion that "Gay is the new black" is not only absurdly arrogant, it is also dangerously ...
identity 2009-02-01

A Dash of LaBelle

In the 1960s and 1970s, the trio LaBelle (consisting of Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx and Sarah Dash ) shook up the music world with its unique take on funk, rock and soul—most notably with its smash ...
identity 2009-02-01

Obama changed views on gay marriage

1996 statement: 'I favor legalizing same-sex marriages' During the final weeks of the presidential campaign last fall, several media outlets contacted Windy City Times because of an old Internet story from the 1996 Illinois State Senate ...
identity 2009-02-01

Review: LaBelle at the Chicago Theater

It's odd that "Lady Marmalade," the slightly risque smash hit single from 1975, is now considered an infectious novelty. An evening in the life of a Creole hooker and her john, it boldly crossed over from ...
identity 2009-02-01

Transnation: Bush is out, RuPaul is in

"We all played a part in the Bush fiasco," maintains supermodel RuPaul Charles, remarking on the outgoing administration. "We can't just point the finger at what they did; we have to take responsibility for our part. ...
identity 2009-02-01

AFC urges Burris to aggressively fight HIV/AIDS

Recently, the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC ) issued a press release congratulating Roland Burris on being installed as the Illinois' junior senator—but also encouraged the politician to fight ...
identity 2009-02-01

Rhino Fest's LGBT offerings

The 20th anniversary of the Rhinoceros Theatre Festival will take place until March 1—and there will be plenty of fare for LGBT audiences. One of the scheduled productions if Ralph (until Feb. 21 ) , ...
identity 2009-02-01

Jensen Atwood: Wade in the shade

Jensen Atwood is one busy individual. People can see him in front of the camera in such series as Noah's Arc (with the related feature film, Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom, out on DVD Feb. 3 ...
identity 2009-02-01

Aurora theatre to salute Black History Month with 'Justice'

Salute Black History Month with TheatreworksUSA's story The Color of Justice, a play inspired by events and people surrounding the civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education, will be performed at the Paramount ...





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