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Identity 2005-08-01

identity 2005-08-01

Celebrities: In or Out—What's Your Opinion?

by Steven M. Housman I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news of Luther Vandross' death at age 54. I was driving and the announcement came over the radio. I got chills all over my body. I have chills ...
identity 2005-08-01

F.Y.I.: Ask the Chat Daddy

It's really hard to believe that we are in the eighth month of yet another year that has gone by in the blink of an eye. In my past columns, I have encouraged you to motivate, enhance and inspire your ...
identity 2005-08-01

Mundo De-mente

Hoy traigo sombrero y no gorraiv

Recién llegado a Chicago camine por la Michigan Avenue y me gusto ya que el ruido, las luces, la gente y sobre todo las tiendas siempre me han atraído; incluso recuerdo que aun siendo adolescente ...
identity 2005-08-01

First same-sex marriage takes place in Spain

Spain saw its first same-sex marriage July 11. A law extending ordinary marriage to same-sex couples and legalizing gay adoption took effect July 3, following a 187-147 vote by the Congress of Deputies. After eight ...
identity 2005-08-01

Souls a' Fire—Reclaiming Stonewall

Black community members are putting their heads together to explore how scholars and religious leaders can articulate a vision to health professionals and community leaders to create support for the Black LGBTQI community. In a ...
identity 2005-08-01

Luther Vandross 1951-2005)

Iconic R&B singer Luther Vandross, whose silky voice was synonymous with romance, died July 1 at the age of 54. According to CNN, the popular singer suffered a debilitating stroke in April 2003, from which, ...
identity 2005-08-01

Blacks Talk About AIDS at City Forum

Social justice, self-esteem, and the church were just a few of the topics discussed during 'The Time Is Now: Confronting HIV/AIDS in the African-American Community,' a thought-provoking forum presented by the AIDS Foundation of Chicago ...
identity 2005-08-01

Purrfectly Speaking…

Hmmmmm ... where do I begin? There have been so many things that have happened over the past month. Pride celebrations, parties, the beginning of my summer break from teaching my Sunday school class and ...
identity 2005-08-01


As the host on Windy City Radio, each Sunday night at 10 p.m. on WCKG 105.9FM, I always hope I will be surprised by guests. Will they tell me a story I have not heard? I have read their information, ...


Hot pics from the Rocks post-Pride Parade celebration at Montrose, and from Windy City Pride weekend of events (including Crystal Waters at the Pow Wow Shejam) . Photos by Mel Ferrand, Kizzy, Lynnell Long and ...
identity 2005-08-01

Eduardo Vilaro: Dancing Machine

by Andrew Davis Eduardo Vilaro has been involved in dance for almost his entire life. At the age of five, he would stage dance performances for his family and friends in Cuba. He then moved to ...
identity 2005-08-01

A Brief History of Puerto Rico

By Carlos Mock After 23 years of living in the U.S., I am getting tired of questions like, do you have a green card? Is Puerto Rico a real country? What is the currency in Puerto Rico? I decided it ...
identity 2005-08-01


CAMPO, Calif.—About 150 progressive protesters confronted a small group of 'Border Watch' vigilantes July 16 as the 'minutemen' made their first appearance in California. Like their cohorts in Arizona, the ...
Vilaro from 11

Vilaro from 11

Eduardo Vilaro has been involved in dance for almost his entire life. At the age of five, he would stage dance performances for his family and friends in Cuba. He then moved to New York the following year; as a ...
identity 2005-08-01


Do you think it's possible that a Black femme-to-femme relationship can have staying power of five-plus years? There's been lots of conversation on this topic recently, so here's my studly perspective on the issue, supported ...
identity 2005-08-01

Private Parts & Public Sex

by Yasmin Nair Recently, Chicago's North Side paper Inside ran a story about Montrose Harbor's Magic Hedge that should cause concern among LGBTQs. The Hedge is a man-made bird sanctuary, created on a former nuclear ...
George Martinez: A Story of Courage

George Martinez: A Story of Courage

If you looked up with the word 'intrepid' in the dictionary, you would probably find a picture of George Martinez, complete with his ever-present smile. If told they had hepatitis B or HIV/AIDS, a lot ...
identity 2005-08-01

Souls 'a Fire 2

The relationships of a variety of social issues as they relate to religion were examined at the conference known as Souls 'a Fire 2 ('Re-Imaging Black Religious Identity: Race, Class, Gender & Sexuality') , June ...
Amigas at 10

Amigas at 10

Amigas Latinas, profiled in the July 13 Windy City Times (see , held a special 10th anniversary celebration July 16, marking 10 years from the date of their first meeting. Special honors were given ...

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