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Identity 2004-05-01

identity 2004-05-01


'Gay and lesbian people have families, and their families should have legal protection, whether by marriage or civil union. A constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriages is a form of gay bashing, and it would do nothing ...
identity 2004-05-01

FYI: Site Club

1. Sex or Spouse ( Are you tired of dating sites filled with people whose intentions are unclear? Well, this site tells you what people can (hopefully) find through its name alone—and it takes just ...
identity 2004-05-01

Gay Jehovah's Witness?

A Common Bond is a support network for ex or current LGBT Jehovah's Witnesses. ACB is safe place to explore LGBT/JW issues. Interested? 708-504-2813 or Confidentiality assured. ...
identity 2004-05-01

Columbia College Professor Examines Celebrated Mexican Film-Maker's Dark New Melodramas

Since partnering with screenwriter Paz Alicia Garciadiego, iconoclastic Mexican filmmaker Arturo Ripstein has focused his 'elegant, visceral, and ferociously cathartic films' on the destructive passions of mothers. In a ...
identity 2004-05-01

LLEGÓ Awarded More Than $5 Million in CDC Grants

LLEGÓ—the National Latina/o Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Organization—has been awarded $5.75 million in grants from the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to support the organization's HIV prevention ...
BLACKLINES: On the Down Low

BLACKLINES: On the Down Low

New book by J.L. King

ON THE DOWN LOW, A Journey Into the Lives of 'Straight' Black Men Who Sleep With Men by J.L. King is described as 'A bold expose of the deadly secret that is fueling a health crisis in many African-American communities.' After ...
identity 2004-05-01

EN LA VIDA: Queer and Latino/a Identity Merge at U of C Confab

Pictured U of C's George Chauncey and Agnes Lugo-Ortiz. Photo by Tracy Baim The University of Chicago's Lesbian & Gay Studies Project is hosting a one-day conference entitled Queer Latin(o/a) America: Diasporas and Histories. The May ...
identity 2004-05-01

EN LA VIDA: MUNDO 'De-mente' Sodoma se asoma

Tal vez hayas escuchado sobre las historias de Sodoma y Gomorra en las que supuestamente un día llovió azufre y fuego del cielo como castigo de Dios a la existencia de tanta homosexualidad. En los últimos ...
identity 2004-05-01

EN LA VIDA: Writing Gay

Culture Club

For one evening I decided to go 'straight'—to a straight nightclub that is. My girlfriends wanted to go to a nightclub, and I decided to tag along. It was a small favor for the many times they've accompanied me out ...
BLACKLINES: Underground Techniques

BLACKLINES: Underground Techniques

CD Releases Since its inception, Defected Records has been pumping out hits like a jack in the box. After licensing some of the biggest names in the industry, a mix series that keeps getting better and ...
identity 2004-05-01

BLACKLINES: Homophobia and Heterosexism

An African American Perspective

'Sissies, Bulldagger, wannabe-man, faggot, punk, wannabe-white, light-skin, nigger,bitch!' I recall all the derogatory names and bigotry growing up. I and other African Americans can share many stories on race issues. But few will share and discus ...
identity 2004-05-01

BLACKLINES: Does Age Matter?

Most intimate relationships are challenging because people are complex individuals, especially Black lesbians. How do these relational challenges differ when there's an age-gap of 10-plus-years between lovers? Old butch/stud ...
EN LA VIDA: Making Waves in Puerto Rico

EN LA VIDA: Making Waves in Puerto Rico

Pedro Julio Serrano is President of Puerto Rico Para tod@s, the recently formed activist group in Puerto Rico. In a short two years, the group has raised many an eyebrow and caused The Advocate magazine ...
identity 2004-05-01

Long Yang Club Formed

The LONG YANG CLUB OF CHICAGO (LYCC) is a social support group for gay Asians and non-Asians. It is a member chapter of Long Yang Club International (, the world's largest network of gay Asian/non-Asian ...
identity 2004-05-01

Asians and Friends benefit

Asians and Friends Chicago presents an All Nations Bachelor Auction. Bid on some of Chicago's most handsome men, Saturday, May 15, High Risk Gallery, 1113 W. Belmont, $20 advance, $30 at the door. A portion ...
MEDIA: Producer Paris Barclay:

MEDIA: Producer Paris Barclay:

Emmy Award-winning producer Paris Barclay recently spoke at the Hot House as part of Columbia College Chicago's Black Images On Screen festival. While he was billed as a 'gay-identifying' artist, the presentation focused on the ...
identity 2004-05-01

New Gay Asian Group

GAMERA (Gay Asian Men Encouraging Respect and Awareness) is gearing up in Evanston. This new group will focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander males ages 18 and over who identify as gay, bi, transgender, ...
CULTURE: Lighten up, will ya?

CULTURE: Lighten up, will ya?

Pictured A protest outside of Details' New York office. Photo by Doug Meszler In late March 2004, Details Magazine put out a humor piece entitled 'Gay or Asian?' in its Anthropology column, and it has been ...
identity 2004-05-01

Mother's Day and HIV

Mother's Day is supposed to be a joyful celebration of all that women do for their children. But for the 1.5 million U.S. moms whose sons and daughters have died from AIDS or are living with HIV, the occasion is ...
CULTURE: Lonnie Bunch of the Chicago Historical Society

CULTURE: Lonnie Bunch of the Chicago Historical Society

Making History

Pictured Lonnie Bunch at the launch of the gay series. Photo by Tracy Baim Historian, author and educator Lonnie Bunch has been president of the Chicago Historical Society since 2001. In the time that he has ...
identity 2004-05-01

SPIRITUALITY: Divine Revelations

Are we moving closer to the Divine in our lives? It certainly may feel more divine with Spring upon us and Summer on its way. But I am talking about the divine within us and the Divine guiding us. We ...
identity 2004-05-01

SPIRITUALITY: Purrfectly Speaking

It is my hope that somewhere out there in the Identity community, someone is waking up to their truth as it relates to them and their spirit. Do you seek advice or counsel from a friend, a book, a seminar, ...
identity 2004-05-01

News Roundup

A groundbreaking series of ads are increasing HIV/AIDS awareness in the Filipino community in Suburban Cook County and surrounding collar counties. Strategically placed in Chicago area Filipino newspapers, the campaign's slogan is simple yet effective ...

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