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Identity 2010-08-01

 
identity 2010-08-01

Women of Color Conference in Vegas Aug. 15-16

The 2010 Women of Color Conference—with the theme "Empowering Our Future"—will take place Sunday-Monday, Aug. 15-16, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev. Among the slated speakers/panelists are comedian/corporate ...
identity 2010-08-01

Black prides hold historic HIV forum

A group of health professionals and disease experts gathered in two locations in the city of Chicago June 30 to discuss and explore various issues surrounding ethnic and racial disparities in levels of HIV infection, including ...
Black and Proud with Windy City Black Pride and Chicago Windy City Black Pride-SGL

Black and Proud with Windy City Black Pride and Chicago Windy City Black Pride-SGL

Throngs of celebrants gathered on the city's South Side over the Fourth of July weekend for Chicago's annual Black Pride festivals. Attendees traveled from far and wide to witness featured artists, dance performances and to partake ...
identity 2010-08-01

Battery, fraud and more: Allegations fly in contentious CJR case

Leaders of a local LGBT-rights group have become mired in charges of misconduct in recent weeks as the organization's executive director and board of directors engage in vociferous infighting to claim leadership of the three-year-old organization. ...
identity 2010-08-01

Bratt pack: La Mission stars talk

In La Mission, a Latino ex-con living in San Francisco's Mission district, Che Rivera (Benjamin Bratt ) , discovers that his beloved teenage son, Jesse (Jeremy Ray Valdez ) , is gay and has a boyfriend ...
PASSAGES Albert Gaskin

PASSAGES Albert Gaskin

Chicagoan Albert Gaskin passed away peacefully July 1 after a four-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 76. Gaskin served two years in the U.S. Army and enjoyed a 45-plus year career as owner of Albert ...
identity 2010-08-01

YPC's free lunches

Countering the phrase "There's no such thing as a free lunch," Youth Pride Center (YP ) is offering just that to LGBTQA youth 18 and under every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 p.m., at the Fellowship ...
Openly gay ex-NFL player Esera Tuaolo arrested

Openly gay ex-NFL player Esera Tuaolo arrested

Openly gay former NFL player Esera Tuaolo was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, assault and domestic assault in Minnesota, according to Football News Now. Authorities in Ramsey County responded to a call for a domestic ...
identity 2010-08-01

'One Man Chicago' semifinals begin

Twenty men in the Chicago area have been selected from hundreds of nominations and applicants to compete for the title of "One Man Chicago." On Thursday, Sept. 2, at the Harris Theatre in Millennium Park, one ...
identity 2010-08-01

Changes abound at Howard Brown

Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC ) recently went through a major upheaval when it was revealed that the executive director and chief financial officer had allegedly mishandled funds involving the Multi-Center AIDS Cohort Study (MACS ) ...
identity 2010-08-01

BOOK REVIEW Leaving India

Written by Minal Hajratwala, $26; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 430 pages It's hard to read either fiction or non-fiction about India or Pakistan without wondering about the proliferation of trees in peoples' backyards. Without fail, a writer ...
Angelo Garcia on music and Ricky Martin

Angelo Garcia on music and Ricky Martin

Angelo Garcia was 10 years old when, while on vacation with his family in Puerto Rico, his mom saw a commercial for Menudo auditions. She took him to the audition—and within a week was offered a ...
identity 2010-08-01

Aaron DeWinter Williams reflects on running, HIV

Aaron DeWinter Williams went to a registration event last spring at Wild Pug for the National AIDS Marathon Training Program and was loaded with questions. He was apprehensive about the time commitment, about the fundraising requirement, ...
identity 2010-08-01

GAY GAMES: SWIMMING Luis Balaguer comes full circle in Germany

Luis Balaguer was stationed in Germany while serving in the Army back in 1988-90. This was, of course, before "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." He'd visit Cologne on weekends with a couple of soldier friends "and I ...
ART Aldo Castillo Gallery closing

ART Aldo Castillo Gallery closing

After 17 years serving the Chicago community, the Aldo Castillo Gallery is scheduled to close on Aug. 28, according to a press release from the gallery. Director Aldo Castillo has accepted the role of associate director ...
Charge dropped against Loveless

Charge dropped against Loveless

The simple battery charge leveled against gay-rights activist Marc Loveless was dropped July 20, according to the Cook County state's attorney's office. Loveless was arrested and charged June 25 following an alleged altercation at his South ...





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