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Identity 2004-02-01

identity 2004-02-01

The Future

Welcome to the first edition of Identity, the continuation of the eight-year histories of BLACKlines and En La Vida. Windy City Media Group has decided to merge the two independent newspapers into a glossy format for ...
 Amigas Latinas January program

Amigas Latinas January program

At the Amigas Latinas January program at Las Manos. Photos by Mel Ferrand ...
identity 2004-02-01


If Capt. James J. Yee ends up going to jail, it won't be because of some grand scheme to undermine the U.S. government or send secret documents to foreign countries. It will be because of his identity as a Muslim. ...
identity 2004-02-01

You Gotta Have Faith

Many people think that having an article on faith in a GLBT magazine is an odd waste of space. That there are more important topics. Gender, ethnicity, healthcare, HIV/ AIDS prevention and treatment, politics, these ...
identity 2004-02-01

Purrfectly Speaking

First I would like to say Welcome to OUR new home, thanks for coming. Also, I would like to thank those of you that take the time to send me an e-mail letting me know that the column has touched ...
King Day Observance

King Day Observance

In their ninth annual free breakfast and program, honoring the birthday and the accomplishments of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Chicago Black Lesbians and Gays also marked their tenth year of activism and community ...
identity 2004-02-01


Welcome to the first of many columns For Your Identity, the cultural resource each month for the who's who and what's what in Chicago and sometimes the country. Here we will have featured flavors of ...
identity 2004-02-01

Confetti on the Frontlines

The New Year, 2004, we have made it to another year if you are reading this. We are still here and live to see another important milestone within our lives. Flashback with me for a moment and imagine it's the 10-second ...
Vagina Monologues Benefit for 2 Groups

Vagina Monologues Benefit for 2 Groups

Pictured Grisel Robles In 1998, Grisel Robles was a junior at DePaul University, leading other students on a city tour called 'The Diverse Faces of AIDS.' The experience shaped the course of her career; Robles ...
identity 2004-02-01

Health Summit

The 2004 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Health Summit will be held Aug. 25-29 in Cambridge, Mass. 'We are a community comprised of many genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, and ages,' organizers stated. 'We ...
identity 2004-02-01

Gerber/Hart Honors Rustin

Gerber/Hart Library will commemorate African-American History Month with a program on Bayard Rustin Sunday, Feb. 8, at 4 p. The New Year, 2004, we have made it to another year if you are reading this. ...
identity 2004-02-01

Mundo 'De-mente'

El futuro llegó. Las palabras gay, homosexual, comunidad GLBT o diversidad sexual se repiten una y otra vez en las bocas de presidentes, obispos, el papa, jueces, políticos y por supuesto, la sociedad civil entera. ...
identity 2004-02-01

Carlitos' World

The year 2004 marks an important time in our nation's history, when voters flood the polls (in November) in order to exercise their privilege and make a difference on how our country will be run ...
identity 2004-02-01


Tentaciones Magazine (, the only National Bilingual LGBT Latina publication in the U.S., released its Top 10 annual LGBT Latina/o activists list of 2003. All the activists were chosen by Tentaciones Magazine's Editorial Board based ...
identity 2004-02-01

Writing Gay

Trees—a word that often comes out of my mouth usually around my close friends. Lately, though, I've integrated the word into my everyday vocabulary, only to find that most people don't know what it means. ...
identity 2004-02-01

GURRRLology: Butch/Stud Lovers?

In a recent conversation, a femme wanted to know why two studs couldn't engage in an intimate relationship: Well, they can. However, with few exceptions, butch/stud-only relationships are non-existent in our community. But, out-dated taboos ...
identity 2004-02-01

Thoughts and Ideas

There were huge crowds in several major U.S. cities, including Chicago, at the just-ended 'Pass the Mic' tour. National Public Radio and Public Broadcast System TV host Tavis Smiley thought up the idea of inviting ...
The Real Hook Up

The Real Hook Up

Pictured Karen Hutt and Robert Castillo spoke at a Town Hall meeting on marriage Jan. 15. Photos by Tracy Baim Everybody grab a soda, bottled water, cup of coffee, or 40 ounce because we need to ...
identity 2004-02-01

When a Butch Goes Bad

My friends and I kid around a lot about butch and femme. To us, it's not about role playing, it's who we are. None of us wear motorcycle boots or lipstick, but we know where we fit with one another. ...
identity 2004-02-01

Intersex Awareness Day

It appears I may finally be on the right track when it comes to educating the LGBTI community about Intersexuality without making some people defensive or confused. After my last article, published several months ago, ...
identity 2004-02-01

Boyz and Grlz

In the early 1990s, I was a very busy 10-year-old. I didn't have many friends, but my mom made sure my time after school was packed with extracurricular activities. When I jumped into the car ...
The Master of Chat

The Master of Chat

Pictured Art Sims. Five years ago Art "Chat Daddy" Sims walked into an after-work singles party at the Art institute of Chicago, where a room full of well-coifed, heterosexual African American professionals, players, perpetrators, sorority women ...
identity 2004-02-01

Site Club

Nubian Café ( It's all about African-American lesbians and poetry at this site. Find out all about these writers and peruse their handiwork. Here's an example from Soulful Poet: 'I am she/She is me/Myself in ...

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