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Identity 2006-05-01

identity 2006-05-01

OUT at CHM: Gays and Gospel

By D. Kevin McNeir Citing the paradox that oppression and celebration co-exist in the Black church for those who are part of the LGBT community, respected scholar, author and gospel vocalist/director E. Patrick Johnson was ...
identity 2006-05-01

The Covenant with Black America

The Covenant With Black America, a book on The New York Times' top 10 list of bestsellers in April 2006, was published by Third World Press of Chicago. It has an introduction by Tavis Smiley ...
identity 2006-05-01

Is Love Really Overrated?

Spring has sprung and I'm feeling kinda melancholy this morning during my drive to work. My route takes me through several North Side neighborhoods into the western suburbs. It's a pleasant ride, relatively free of ...
Musings on Flags; Mexican, U.S., Rainbow …

Musings on Flags; Mexican, U.S., Rainbow …

PHOTOS: SAN DIEGO—In one of the largest demonstrations in the city's history, 50,000 mostly Latino marchers clogged downtown April 9 demanding immigration reform and denouncing legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would make ...
identity 2006-05-01

Challenges of Same-Sex Families Cited in Landmark Event; LGBT Blacks and Latinos Speak Out

By D. Kevin McNeir The Mexican Fine Arts Museum, located at 1852 West 19th, was the venue for a revealing forum in April. LGBT Black and Latino same-sex households shared their concerns and the problems they ...
identity 2006-05-01

The Immorality of Banning Gay Adoption

There is something mean-spirited and wholly sinful about a church that would rather shut its adoption doors than comply with state laws that ban discrimination. There is also something politically amiss when a governor like ...
identity 2006-05-01

World Roundup

Rights groups criticize Nigeria Sixteen human-rights groups wrote to Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo on March 23 demanding he withdraw legislation that will criminalize gay relationships and same-sex marriage as well as ban gay organizations and ...
identity 2006-05-01

Colombian president favors gay couple rights

Colombian President Álvaro Uribe supports granting gay couples spousal rights in areas such as inheritance and health care. During a meeting with college students March 25, Uribe was asked, 'Will you and your political team ...
identity 2006-05-01

Policy Institute Releases Report on Homophobia and Blacks

By Andrew Davis The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute has released a report that it says reveals the dishonesty of Republican Party leaders in their attempts to win over Black voters in ...
identity 2006-05-01

CBS producers gay-bashed in Caribbean

Two CBS television producers were severely gay-bashed April 6 on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten, according to Florida's WFOR-TV. Evening News senior producer Richard Jefferson and 48 Hours producer-researcher Ryan Smith were beaten with ...
identity 2006-05-01

Passage: June Pointer

June Pointer , the youngest member of the Grammy-winning Pointer Sisters and who was the lead singer on several of the group's hits, has died, according to The Los Angeles Times. She was only 52. ...
identity 2006-05-01

Black Coalition Centers on Smoking Cessation

BY ANDREW DAVIS African Americans and others in the Washington, D.C., area will be reminded of the importance of quitting smoking when they visit their favorite cinemas. The American Legacy Foundation and a coalition of ...
identity 2006-05-01

ALMA Date Auction

The Association of Latino Men for Action (ALMA) will host an evening featuring some of Chicago's most distinguished Latin men for a one-of-a-kind fund-raiser. The Knights of Latin Bliss will auction off 12 bachelors; each ...
identity 2006-05-01

Group Responds to Minority Lesbian Writer

A group of minority LGBT activists has written an open letter to the community to express its disappointment with one of its own. In the missive, the LGBT people of color respond to activist Jasmyne ...
identity 2006-05-01

Asian Human Services Hosting Essay Contest

In honor of Asian Heritage Month, which will take place in May, Asian Human Services is holding the Banyan Tree Essay Contest. The essay should relate to the experiences, strengths and aspirations of a gay ...
identity 2006-05-01

May 19: Nat'l Asian/PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Asian/Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day will take place May 19 across the nation. The day's organizers hope that it is a day where love and compassion reign. This awareness day is a part of ...

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