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Identity 2007-05-01

identity 2007-05-01

Gay Cancer Survivors Sought

Jon Imerman, who is basically a one-man organization known as Imerman Angels—a program that matches people up with others who relate to their struggles—is seeking gay cancer survivors who either need or can provide emotional support. ...
avery r. young: (-) Hopping to His Own Beat

avery r. young: (-) Hopping to His Own Beat

The Second Annual Hip-Hop Theater Festival is taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago, through May 6. Windy City Times recently talked with one of the scheduled participants, avery r. young, about ...
identity 2007-05-01

May 17: National A/PI HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

The Asian Health Coalition of Illinois, Asian Human Services and the Chicago Department of Public Health will mark May 17—National Asian and Pacific Islander (API) HIV/AIDS Awareness Day—with free ...
identity 2007-05-01

Black LGBT Leaders Outraged over Speakers

Local Black gay and lesbian organizations are outraged that Uplift Chicago (formerly the Expo For Today's Black Women) features two anti-gay speakers, Bishop Eddie Long and Bishop Noel Jones. On the second floor of City Hall ...
identity 2007-05-01

Collection Plates for AIDS

On April 30, dozens of churches on Chicago's South Side participated in 'I Need You to Survive Sunday,' which involved AIDS education and fundraising—and one of the people involved in the event's organization only expects the ...
Night of Noise Overpowers Prejudice

Night of Noise Overpowers Prejudice

The 11th Annual Day of Silence/Night of Noise Rally was celebrated outside of the James R. Thompson Center at the corner of Randolph Street and Clark Street to commemorate all the people who have suffered violent ...
identity 2007-05-01

Chicago House Has 'Sinful' Brunch

Chicago Sun-Times columnist and CBS-2 entertainment reporter Bill Zwecker; Howard Brown Health Center CEO Michael Cook; and new CTA head Ron Huberman were just a few of the hundreds of people who attended Chicago House's ...
identity 2007-05-01

YPC Lobbies, Gets New Center

On April 18 and 19, individuals from the Youth Pride Center (YPC) traveled to the State Capitol in Springfield in order to save their center—and got a new facility. According to an e-mail sent from ...
identity 2007-05-01

COT Announces Spring 2008 Season

Chicago Opera Theater (COT) has announced its 2008 spring season—and, for many, it's one of the company's most anticipated. The centerpiece of the 2008 spring season's highlights is the first fully-staged production in the ...
identity 2007-05-01

Valle New Center on Halsted Head

Center on Halsted's board of directors has announced that Modesto 'Tico' Valle will be promoted to executive director effective July 1. On that date, Valle will have served as the Center's deputy executive director for three ...
identity 2007-05-01

Nikki Giovanni's Convocation Poem for Va. Tech

Revered writer and Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni spoke at the school's address on April 17, one day after student Seung Hui Cho took the lives of 33 students and instructors, including his own. What ...
identity 2007-05-01

Scholarship Set Up for Ralph Arnold

The Pauls Foundation, which helps fund arts organizations, has established a scholarship in memory of its director, Ralph Arnold, at two Chicago institutions. Arnold, a professor whose love of the arts transcended his professional life, ...
identity 2007-05-01

'Africa' Coming to Victory Gardens

Victory Gardens Theater and Gilyard Productions, LLC, have teamed up to present the Chicago debut of My Children, My Africa on May 3-June 10, at the Victory Gardens Greenhouse, 2257 N. Lincoln. Cecil O'Neal, one ...
COH Holds Furniture Shower

COH Holds Furniture Shower

Carlos Martinez of Gensler speaks at the furniture shower. Photo by Andrew Davis Not too many showers are held at a funky establishment like Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted—but this one was for a very special cause. ...
identity 2007-05-01

Lottery Bill Supporters Meet with Officials

Recently, activists Marc Loveless, Michael O'Connor and Benny Montgomery, Jr.—former members of the Chicago Gay Men's Black Caucus—and Illinois State Rep. Connie Howard, D-Chicago, met with officials at the ...
identity 2007-05-01

Hep Team Kicks Off New Campaign

Summer is approaching, which means (among other things) that Chicago's Hep Team—in partnership with the Chicago Department of Public Health and various community-based organizations—is going to hit the season's LGBT-related ...
identity 2007-05-01

Rape Victim Advocates to Honor Morten

On May 9, Rape Victim Advocates will honor the leadership of Mary Morten and Sunny Fischer at its 2007 Visionary Awards Gala. The event will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center's Preston Bradley Hall, ...
identity 2007-05-01

Aldermanic Runoffs Full of Upsets

The labor unions have spoken—and, in the process, have ended the careers of some long-term aldermen. Labor support contributed to the victories of at least four aldermanic candidates in the April 17 elections in Chicago—with probably ...
Amaechi to be Pride Parade's Grand Marshal

Amaechi to be Pride Parade's Grand Marshal

John Amaechi. Image courtesy of Fifteen Minutes PR John Amaechi, the former NBA player who recently came out of the closet, will be the grand marshal of this year's Chicago 38th Annual Pride Parade on June ...
identity 2007-05-01

VIEWS: Don Imus and the Case of the 'Nappy Headed Hos'

I was just as surprised by the comments of MSNBC commentator Don Imus when referring to the Rutgers University women's basketball team as anyone else. I mean, it doesn't get much worse than being referred to ...
Swati: Guitar God(ess)

Swati: Guitar God(ess)

Swati. Image courtesy of Blue Streak Consulting Make room Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen and even John Mayer: girls like Marnie Stern and out lesbian Kaki King are quickly rising to guitar deity levels ...
identity 2007-05-01

'Soul' at Black Ensemble Theater

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the legendary soul label Stax Records, the Black Ensemble Theater Company, located at 4520 N. Beacon, is running Memphis Soul (The Story of Stax Records) , written by David ...
identity 2007-05-01

Euro Parliament, U.S. legislators denounce Nigerian bill

The European Parliament has called on Nigeria's National Assembly not to pass an extreme anti-gay bill that would outlaw gay marriage, visiting a gay Internet site, public or private gatherings of gay people, and nearly everything ...
identity 2007-05-01

Community Group Seeks to End Violence and Discrimination

On March 24, Sankofa Way held a meeting to discuss the violence against gays and lesbians in third world countries, with a heavy focus on Nigeria and Jamaica. Sankofa Way Spiritual Services, Inc., is a non-profit, ...

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