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Identity 2007-07-01

identity 2007-07-01

Chicago Shows Its Black Pride

Windy City Black Pride 2007, which started last weekend and was to conclude July 4, showcased many different activities and kept guests entertained and informed. Among the events that took place June 30 at the ...
identity 2007-07-01

Alliance Says No to Buju; Park District Out of Festival

An alliance between an African/Caribbean community leader; the Black LGBT spiritual organization Sankofa Way; and the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations' Advisory Council on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues has culminated in ...
identity 2007-07-01

PASSAGES: Rev. Thom Ford

The Rev. Thom Ford, a former pastor at the Church of the Open Door who often served as a sign-language interpreter at events, passed away June 30 of a heart attack. One of Ford's brothers, Darryl, told Windy City Times ...
identity 2007-07-01

AMA Adopts Trans-Inclusive Nondiscrimination Policy

The American Medical Association (AMA) amended its nondiscrimination policies to include transgender persons at the annual meeting of the AMA House of Delegates in Chicago, which ended on June 27. The comprehensive change in policy affects ...
identity 2007-07-01

Center Announces Latino Services Coordinator

As part of its expanding mental health program, Center on Halsted has named Karen Rothstein-Pineda, LPC, as Latino services coordinator. Formerly the program's client services coordinator, Rothstein-Pineda will serve ...
identity 2007-07-01

Quality of Life Bill Sails Through General Assembly

Senate Bill 774, known as the 'Quality of Life' bill, has passed both houses. On May 31, it passed through the state House by a 69-44 vote after passing through the Senate on May 9 by a vote of 37-13. ...
identity 2007-07-01

Nair Views: Gay Immigration (and) Inequality

What does immigration mean for queers? A heterosexual U.S. citizen/permanent resident (c/pr) can sponsor a spouse for immigration; a queer U.S. c/pr can't sponsor a partner. The Uniting American Families Act ( UAFA ) seeks to ...
identity 2007-07-01

Hector Torres: He is an Ironman

If Maria could only see him now. In 1997, while living in New Jersey, Hector Torres taught Maria how to dance and the two eventually won a competition at a local nightclub. The two got along great and Torres wanted to ...
identity 2007-07-01

Out in Africa

South Africa captured my heart and soul in December during a two-week visit, centered around a wedding, showcasing both the highs and lows of a country struggling to move beyond its past. The purpose of the ...

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