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Identity 2005-03-01

Equality Illinois Gala

Equality Illinois Gala

The annual Equality Illinois gala turned into a celebration of the passage of a state gay-rights bill in this state. Lots of pols turned out for the event. TOP, city aldermen take in the event. FAR ...
identity 2005-03-01

FYI: Ask the Chat Daddy

I'm back for another interesting and informative round of 'Ask The Chat Daddy!' Thank you for all the e-mails and letters on how much you enjoyed my premier column. Please keep the letters and e-mails ...
identity 2005-03-01

REFLECTIONS: Interracial Relationships

The issue of interracial relationships has been on my mind ever since my son informed me that his new love is a cute white girl. I've dated outside of my race a time or two, but concluded that it's easier ...
identity 2005-03-01

Blacks and AIDS: By the Numbers

On Feb. 7, the country observed National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness & Information Day (NBHAAD) . The day marked a huge mobilization effort by celebrities, advocates, healthcare professionals, and others to make sure that African Americans ...
FEATURE: Margaret Cho. To Die For!

FEATURE: Margaret Cho. To Die For!

On March 4, 2005, the notorious, revolutionary, Margaret Cho returns to the stage on a rampage with The Assassin Tour, which starts in Orlando March 4 and makes its trek through 26 cities, stopping at ...
identity 2005-03-01

EN LA VIDA: Mundo De-mente

Nuevas manos nos saludan Inspirado en Gloria Trevi: 'Hoy... no voy a llorar, hoy... no voy a gritar, hoy... prefiero jotear.' La vida pasa y este su abnegadisimo servidor se siente muy contento aunque... más bien ...
identity 2005-03-01

EN LA VIDA: Latino College Tour heading to the Midwest

With more than 1.5 million Latinos enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities the iCaramba College Tour is back and heading to a number of cities nationwide, including right here in the Midwest. In Chicago there ...
MUSIC: Underground Techniques

MUSIC: Underground Techniques

Pictured Shawn Christopher, DJ Ron Carroll, Rafael Lego Rodriguez, DJ Colette. This month, thousands of music industry giants, artists, producers and DJ's will network and showcase fresh vocal talent at the Winter Music Conference in Miami. ...
identity 2005-03-01

REFLECTIONS: Racial Divide in Queer Communities on Marriage Debate

Tensions here in Massachusetts are mounting once again along the color line in LGBTQ communities over the issue of marriage for same-sex couples. With the state legislature soon to rev up again to debate the ...
identity 2005-03-01

Jamaicans Reach Out to U.S.

As part of an awareness-raising tour of the U.S., the co-chairs of the Jamaican Forum for Lesbians, All-Sexuals and Gays (J-FLAG) held a press briefing in Chicago Feb. 11. The two-week visit by Karlene and ...
identity 2005-03-01

SPIRITUALITY: The Challenge of Living Purrfectly Authentic

Living Purrfectly Authentic is not as easy as one would like for it to be. Discovering who you are, spending quiet introspective time wrestling with the constant thoughts and memories in your head of lives ...
identity 2005-03-01

SPIRITUALITY: Dana Brown-How Can I Keep from Singing?

Music is a powerful thing. An expression of the spirit. With most faiths the use of the voice—whether chanting, singing or speaking incantations—is essential to worship, meditation, and prayer. Dana Brown is a devoted Minister ...
identity 2005-03-01

AIDS Film Nominated for NAACP Award

2004 Rap-it-Up Black AIDS Short Subject Film competition winner Walking on Sunshine, written and directed by first-time filmmaker Tracy Taylor, 28, of Los Angeles, has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. The film was ...
identity 2005-03-01

Study: Asian-American GLBTs Suffer Much Harassment

A study released by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute showed that 82 percent of Asian-American GLBT people surveyed has experienced sexual orientation discrimination—and the same ...
identity 2005-03-01

Asians and Friends Host Tsunami Benefit

Asians and Friends held a fundraiser at five gay bars in Chicago on Jan. 29. From that and from other internal fundraising, they raised $6,500 for tsunami victims and their families. They presenting a 'check' ...
identity 2005-03-01

Black Justice Responds to State of the Union

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC ) , the nation's only Black gay civil-rights organization, issued a statement in response to President Bush's State of the Union address. 'President Bush George W. Bush said that ...
Daughter of Arch-Conservative at Maryland GLBT Rally

Daughter of Arch-Conservative at Maryland GLBT Rally

Maya Marcel-Keyes made her debut as a gay activist at a rally by supporters for GLBT rights in Annapolis, Maryland on Valentine's Day. Defining herself as a 'liberal queer,' the 19-year-old urged support for young ...

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