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Identity 2010-11-01

 
identity 2010-11-01

LGBT issues quietly included in new immigration bill

LGBT concerns were included this month in a new immigration-reform bill introduced to Congress, but they were not part of President Obama's words in support of that bill and some say the bill is just a ...
identity 2010-11-01

2011 LGBTI summit in Bloomington, Ind.

Bloomington, Ind., will be the site of the 2011 National LGBTI Health Summit. The event will be held July 16-19, 2011, at the Indiana Memorial Union on the campus of Indiana University. The summits utilize an ...
IT GETS BETTER: Mother of Slain Teen Gwen Araujo Addresses LGBT Youth Suicide

IT GETS BETTER: Mother of Slain Teen Gwen Araujo Addresses LGBT Youth Suicide

On the eighth anniversary of her daughter's murder, Sylvia Guerrero, mother of slain transgender teenager Gwen Araujo, released the following open letter addressing suicide and violence experienced by lesbian, gay ...
Alicia Amador dead at 56

Alicia Amador dead at 56

Long-time Mujeres Latinas en Accion staff member, friend and compaƱera Alicia Amador died of cancer Oct. 7 from cancer. She was 56. Amador served as a mentor, organizer and leader to youth in the Pilsen community ...
identity 2010-11-01

Queer suicides: Complicate the issue

The last few weeks have seen a flurry of stories about the supposed rise in queer suicides, particularly by youth and young adults. But while the deaths are undoubtedly tragic, they are by no means unusual ...
DANCIN' FEATS Luna Negra's Gustavo Ramirez Sansano on change

DANCIN' FEATS Luna Negra's Gustavo Ramirez Sansano on change

Gustavo Ramirez Sansano is ready to make things happen. Coming to Luna Negra Dance Theater this season as the new artistic director, Ramirez Sansano has plans to expand the audience of Luna Negra and create a ...
MUSIC Vicci Martinez continues to rock

MUSIC Vicci Martinez continues to rock

Winner of the 2009 OutMusic Award for Outstanding Folk/Country Song (with Blair Hansen for "Break Away" from the lesbian film Hannah Free ) , Vicci Martinez recently performed in Chicago at Buddy Guy's Legends. Windy City ...
identity 2010-11-01

Dept. of Ed. spells out responses to bullying

Responding to an influx of reported LGBT teen suicides, the U.S. Department of Education announced Oct. 25 that it will release a letter to educators highlighting their legal obligations to protect LGBT students from bullying. The ...
MOVIES Mary Morten focuses her lens on Black youth

MOVIES Mary Morten focuses her lens on Black youth

Woke Up Black, the first feature documentary by LGBT activist Mary F. Morten, chronicles the lives of five diverse African-American young people. There will be a preview Nov. 11 at a fundraiser hosted by community businessman ...
PROFILE Hyacinth Piel, Teaching assistant/doctoral candidate

PROFILE Hyacinth Piel, Teaching assistant/doctoral candidate

Note: This story features someone who prefers the gender-neutral pronouns "ze" and "hir." That preference is reflected in this piece. Eight floors above the University of Illinois-Chicago campus, Hyacinth Piel's day begins in front of a ...





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