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Identity 2009-05-01

 
identity 2009-05-01

WCMG launches video channel, new unique online content

CHICAGO—Windy City Media Group, which publishes Chicago's most established and honored gay media ( Crain's Chicago Business 40 Under 40 for Publisher Tracy Baim, the Peter Lisagor award, Q Syndicate national press ...
identity 2009-05-01

Two-day confab focuses on immigrant issues

The National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC ) , a program of Heartland Alliance, hosted a conference on LGBT Immigration issues entitled "Defending the Human Rights of LGBT and HIV-Positive Immigrants and Refugees." The conference took place ...
identity 2009-05-01

View: Racial vs. gay diversity in daytime TV

by Herndon L. Davis In 2009 daytime television staunchly remains the least racially diverse form of American entertainment. But despite the shocking scarcity of people-of-color there has been an infusion of gay and lesbian characters popping ...
identity 2009-05-01

Bebe Zahara Benet: Winning the 'Race'

Bebe Zahara Benet (Photo courtesy of Logo ) doesn't have to lip-sync for her life anymore—she's the winner of the first season of RuPaul's Drag Race (A second has already been green-lit. ) Hailing from West ...
11-Year-Old Hangs Himself after Anti-Gay Bullying, Other Youth Suicides in Illinois This Year

11-Year-Old Hangs Himself after Anti-Gay Bullying, Other Youth Suicides in Illinois This Year

FROM A GLSEN NEWS RELEASE GLSEN Calls on Schools, Nation to Embrace Solutions to Bullying Problem NEW YORK, April 9, 2009 - An 11-year-old Massachusetts boy, Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover ( school photo from Facebook ) , ...
identity 2009-05-01

Another 11-year-old takes own life

Another 11-year-old has committed suicide as a result of gay slurs he received in school. According to the Washington Blade, Georgia student Jaheem Herrera hanged himself in his closet with a cloth belt April 16; Herrera's ...
identity 2009-05-01

Huberman in Out's Power 50

Chicago Public Schools (CPS ) CEO Ron Huberman has been named to Out Magazine's third annual "Power 50" list, coming in at #39. Huberman worked as Mayor Richard Daley's chief of staff for two years ...
identity 2009-05-01

Crossroads focuses on LGBTQ youth

Community organizers and members of the Crossroads Fund, a local nonprofit organization that supports other community organizations working on issues of social and economic justice in the Chicago area, met at a private residence in Lake ...
Mary Morten:  Putting the 'active' in 'activist'

Mary Morten: Putting the 'active' in 'activist'

Mary F. Morten is a lifelong activist. She is president of Morten Group, a Chicago-based consulting firm that specializes in social change through skills development, public policy and advocacy, and has dedicated her entire career to ...
identity 2009-05-01

Zapata suspect found guilty

In Colorado, Allen Andrade has been convicted of first-degree murder in the killing of 18-year-old transwoman Angie Zapata, the New York Times reported. The jury took only two hours to reach its decision, and Andrade ...
identity 2009-05-01

Health forum at Jeffery Pub

Brothers Health Collective will present a health forum, "Are Black LGBTs In Health Crisis Mode? Get the facts...," Wed., May 6, at Jeffery Pub, 7041 S. Jeffery, 6-9 p.m. A special part of the event ...
identity 2009-05-01

It's a rap: Talking with Bry'Nt

Gay rappers lead lives full of contradictions, performing music that's embraced by millions"but being shunned by many because of their sexuality. Windy City Times spoke with one such artist"Bry'Nt"about music, homophobia and ...
identity 2009-05-01

Mexican American Organization applauds Hate Crimes Legislation

FROM A MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND NEWS RELEASE MALDEF urges swift passage by Senate to combat growing anti-Latino hate crimes WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) ...





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