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Identity 2006-03-01

Roy Simmons Interview: On the Offense

Roy Simmons Interview: On the Offense

Roy Simmons is in a very small fraternity and is certainly its most silent member—at least until recently. Simmons is one of three former pro football players to reveal he's gay. He made the announcement in ...
identity 2006-03-01

BASUAH Collaborates with Hip-Hop Artist

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's BASUAH (Brothers and Sisters United Against HIV/AIDS) Project joined forces with hip-hop superstar Twista at Roosevelt University on Feb. 7 for BASUAH on Campus, a day of rap; hip-hop; spoken word poetry; and ...
identity 2006-03-01

Premiere of Black LGBT Gallery

The premiere of an exhibit of photographs of local LGBT Blacks took place Feb. 3 at Steelelife Gallery, 4655 S. King Drive. Among the people currently in the exhibit are Chicago native and actor/singer Moshe Adams; ...
identity 2006-03-01

TPAN to Discuss Race and AIDS

On Feb. 24, Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) will host an evening of culinary experience and a community speakout, 'The Real Deal,' to address the challenges in healthcare discrimination around HIV/AIDS. Lora Branch, from the ...
Black Gay Caucus Launches HIV/AIDS Campaign

Black Gay Caucus Launches HIV/AIDS Campaign

Keith Green at the Black Gay Mmen's Causcus event. Photo by Amy Wooten. The Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus wants to normalize knowledge of one's HIV status, Kanye West-style. The caucus launched a new HIV/AIDS social ...
identity 2006-03-01

Al Sharpton new savior for Black gays? Not likely ...

Is Al Sharpton the new savior for Black gays? Not likely ... With the 'No Hope Baptist Church of God and Christ' and the 'Apostolic Church of Hell' standing front and center in our Black communities, and with two decades ...
identity 2006-03-01

Riding Coretta Scott King's Wings: Martin's Love, and Our Same-Gender Loving Folk Hero

As I ponder the authentic activist life of Coretta Scott King and mourn her death, I am disgusted with myself with how little attention I have paid her. I guess her consistency in support left ...
identity 2006-03-01

Chinese New Year's Day Parade Has 1st Gay Float

San Francisco's Chinese New Year's Parade, which took place on Feb. 11, included its first gay and lesbian float, according to Gay and lesbian couples paraded through downtown San Francisco and Chinatown on the Gay ...
identity 2006-03-01

Dignitaries, Protesters Attend King Funeral

Dozens of national luminaries, including four of the five living presidents, attended the Feb. 8 funeral of Coretta Scott King, widow of civil-rights giant Martin Luther King Jr. President Bush and three of his predecessors—Jimmy Carter, ...
identity 2006-03-01

Reactions to Coretta Scott King's Passing

As soon as word spread of Mrs. King's passing, individuals and organizations from around the country expressed their grief and memories. Below is just a sample of local and national reactions—many from the LGBT community—that ...
identity 2006-03-01

Latino LGBTQQ Summit Set

Orgullo en Accion, a new group for Latino/a LGBTQQ individuals, will hold its first leadership summit March 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Humboldt Park Vocational Center, 1645 N. California. Carlos Mock ...
identity 2006-03-01

Book Review: Out of Bounds

Out of Bounds: Coming Out of Sexual Abuse, Addiction, and My Life of Lies in the NFL Closet, By Roy Simmons with Damon DiMarco in collaboration with David Fisher and Jimmy Hester Carroll & Graf, ...
Stephen Kelly Gallery: Turning Profits and Heads

Stephen Kelly Gallery: Turning Profits and Heads

Pictured Stephen kelly Smith. Photo by Andrew Davis. Work by Lisa Caplan. Former President Calvin Coolidge once stated that 'the business of America is business.' If that's the case, then Stephen Kelly, owner of Stephen Kelly ...
identity 2006-03-01

Latinos Progresando Exploring LGBT Immigration

Latinos Progresando, a Chicago-based immigration-rights organization, invited a wide array of agencies and not-for-profit groups whose client populations include ethnic minorities, underserved communities, and LGBT individuals for a discussion Feb. ...
identity 2006-03-01

Marriage and Immigration

OINK: One Income, No Kids. That's how I describe myself. I'm part of a growing number of single people that's nearly 40 percent of the population. Marriage rates are down to less than 50 percent, and ...
identity 2006-03-01

Can Opposites Co-Exist?

Can opposites really enjoy a healthy and happy relationship? The answer certainly lies within each individual, but there are some other important variables to consider. I've noticed that when I have something in common with ...
identity 2006-03-01

Uniting for Immigrant LGBT Rights

By Tania Unzueta Carrasco The immigrant-rights group Latinos Progresando (LP) has begun a campaign to create awareness of LGBT immigrant rights within the LGBT and Latino communities. They are working with a coalition of organizations ...
identity 2006-03-01

Bad Credit

People have always made fun of my name. In grade school, kids called me Maxwell House Coffee. Got plenty of good-natured jokes and jabs when the old TV comedy shows Get Smart (with Maxwell Smart) and ...
Coming Out Against Cancer photos

Coming Out Against Cancer photos

identity 2006-03-01

$3 Million for Nigerian HIV Efforts

Northwestern University's Program of African Studies has received a $3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support social science and community research geared toward the creation of more successful HIV prevention efforts ...

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