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Identity 2010-04-01

 
identity 2010-04-01

VIEWS Black, queer and in Nazi Germany?

Missing from the annals of African-American history and the history of Nazi Germany are the documented stories and struggles of African Americans, straight and "queer." Valaida Snow, captured in Nazi-occupied Copenhagen, Denmark, and interned in a ...
identity 2010-04-01

Friends raise funds for Renae Ogletree

Friends are raising money for home-based care for longtime Chicago activist Renae Ogletree. Ogletree has been hospitalized and is now facing hospice care in her home, a daunting financial task. Her friends are coordinating both her ...
Roland Burris out loud on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

Roland Burris out loud on 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

U.S. Senator Roland Burris, D-Ill., is a seasoned politician who considers himself a friend of the gay community. He's a co-sponsor of the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Act; supports civil unions; and is an advocate ...
Musical on Cruz control

Musical on Cruz control

Celia Cruz the Musical recently salsa'd into Chicago. The story is based on the life of the legendary Cuban singer. Windy City Times spoke hermana a hermana to Anissa Gathers, the actress playing the lead: "Azucar!" ...
identity 2010-04-01

MSM 44 times more likely to have HIV

Men who have sex with men (MSM ) are at least 44 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than other men, and 40 times more likely than women, according to an analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control ...
Dan Choi: DADT a 'hate crime'

Dan Choi: DADT a 'hate crime'

Interview and update on trial

Lieutenant Dan Choi is a U.S. Army officer, West Point graduate and Arabic linguist. He has fought in combat in Iraq, and he continues to serve as a National Guardsman with the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, ...
identity 2010-04-01

Gaylon Alcaraz: The personal became the political

Gaylon Alcaraz, executive director of the Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF ) , grew up in Chicago and graduated from Queen of Peace High School on the far southwest side. Her experiences as a minority African-American student ...
identity 2010-04-01

'Spartacus' gladiator on playing gay, fights

Antonio Te Maioha plays the gladiator Barca in Spartacus: Blood and Sand. Working as a hitman, bodyguard and gay lover on the show keeps this New Zealander busy. Windy City Times: Hi, Antonio. What's the weather ...
identity 2010-04-01

Ricky Martin comes out

On his official Web site, singer Ricky Martin revealed his sexual orientation March 29, according to TMZ.com. In part, he wrote, "Today is my day, this is my time, and this is my moment ... These ...
Kelly Rowland on music, fashion

Kelly Rowland on music, fashion

When Kelly Rowland takes over for Dinah Shore weekend then you better get ready to dance. This Grammy-winning singer took a moment from her busy studio work to chat with Windy City Times. Windy City Times: ...
Loni Love: Designing a career in comedy

Loni Love: Designing a career in comedy

Loni Love, who is known for her appearances on the Chelsea Lately panel of comedians (starring Chelsea Handler ) , is bringing her stand-up show to Illinois. Windy City Times: Hi, Loni. You were originally an ...
Sharmili Majmudar: Believing in a better world

Sharmili Majmudar: Believing in a better world

Sharmili Majmudar (above ) —who will be honored at the Chicago Foundation for Women's 2010 Impact Awards. Photo courtesy of Sharmili Majmudar Sharmili Majmudar, executive director of Rape Victim Advocates (RVA ) , was born in ...
identity 2010-04-01

Gray, Rios honored at YPC gala

The Youth Pride Center (YPC ) celebrated its 4th annual "Living Legends Gala" honoring individuals who have provided outstanding service to the LGBT community, March 15 at Hearty Boys. Honorees included Alderwoman and Cook County board ...
identity 2010-04-01

Singer apologizes for anti-gay remarks

Mexican singer Paquita la del Barrio held an emotional press conference March 23 to apologize for anti-gay comments she recently made, according to On Top Magazine. la del Barrio, 62, angered gay-rights activists when she said ...
identity 2010-04-01

AIDS group prez Kelly skips hearing

Lloyd Kelly—whose HIV-prevention organization, the Let's Talk, Let's Test Foundation (LTLTF ) is under investigation for misusing state grant money—failed to take part March 18 at a scheduled hearing with ...
identity 2010-04-01

Borris Powell shows a flair for the classic

Chicago-based fashion designer Borris Powell seems to be one of the lucky few who truly gets to do what he's always wanted to do: in this case, be a lauded fashion designer. The affable yet refined ...





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