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Identity 2008-01-01

identity 2008-01-01

'PocketBook Monologues'on Jan. 14

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2008 Traffic Series with The PocketBook Monologues, which will run Jan. 14 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. The PocketBook Monologues is a collection of stories from women of ...
identity 2008-01-01

U.S. Rep. Applauds Sentencing Guidelines

Congressman Danny Davis, D-Ill., indicated his support for the U.S. Sentencing Commission's decision to apply new sentencing guidelines that went into effect on Nov. 1 retroactively to as many as 19,500 drug offenders, 86 percent ...
identity 2008-01-01

'Slaves' on PBS

On Mon., Feb. 4, at 9 p.m., the National Black Programming Consortium will present Prince Among Slaves on PBS. Prince Among Slaves is a one-hour documentary film featuring the story of an African prince who ...
Wilson Cruz: That's 'Life'

Wilson Cruz: That's 'Life'

Wilson Cruz could act for the next 50 years, and one of the roles he will always be associated with is that of the groundbreaking character Enrique 'Rickie' Vasquez in the seminal 1994 TV series My ...
identity 2008-01-01

Passages: Rep. Julia Carson

Rep. Julia Carson, the first Black and first woman to represent Indianapolis in Congress, died Dec. 15 after a battle with lung cancer. She was 69. Carson recently announced her diagnosis and and that she ...
Ms. Cleo: Future Shock

Ms. Cleo: Future Shock

Ms. Cleo was practically all over television sets in the late '90s, urging people to "call me now" so she could deliver psychic readings. Now, the self-proclaimed ( and out ) shaman is more low-key, offering ...
identity 2008-01-01

Global Gays Initiative Crosses Borders

The Global Gays Initiative was unveiled Dec. 13 at a town-hall meeting at Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted, to discuss issues and concerns related to the LGBT immigrant community. The forum, attended by over 50 ...
identity 2008-01-01

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa:"Good" to Go

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is an openly gay playwright making his debut at the Steppenwolf Theater with Good Boys and True. From his work with Marvel Comics to writing for HBO's Big Love, Roberto is making a name ...
Scarlet Fever

Scarlet Fever

Scarlet, the renovated neighborhood nightspot formerly known as Gentry on Halsted, 3320 N. Halsted, held its grand opening this past weekend. Photo by Kirk Williamson. ...
identity 2008-01-01

Congress Drops Hate-Crimes Bill

Congress dropped a hate-crimes measure from the final version of a defense authorization bill after House leadership decided there were not enough votes to pass it if it remained attached. The Matthew Shepard Act would have ...
identity 2008-01-01

LGBT Ally Clarence Wood Steps Down

After 18 years of service, long-time LGBT ally Clarence Wood is stepping down as chair of the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. Wood has been dedicated to the local LGBT community over the years, having ...
identity 2008-01-01

Liz Thomson: Family Ties

by Lola Lai Jong Elizabeth Anh Thomson—known to many simply as "Liz"—is coordinator of Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Concerns at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Thomson talks with writer Lola Lai Jong ...
identity 2008-01-01

Frank Walker: Celebrating Youth

The Youth Pride Center ( incorporated in 2003 ) will start another chapter in its history when it opens its new facility on 73rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue next month. Before that transition occurs, Frank ...
identity 2008-01-01

TPAN Awarded Grant

Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN) was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will enable the organization to launch a holistic health recovery program for ...
identity 2008-01-01

Lambda Legal Challenges Ind. School District

Lambda Legal filed papers Dec. 12 in the Northern District Court of Indiana, charging that a Gary, Ind., school violated a student's rights when it stopped a male student from entering his prom because he wore ...
identity 2008-01-01

Salim Gauwloos: Slam I Am

In 1990, Belgian Salim Gauwloos ( a.k.a. Slam ) was an esteemed dancer with New York City's acclaimed Steps Dance School when he was suddenly thrust into the limelight as a background dancer on Madonna's Blond ...
identity 2008-01-01

Passages: Anthony Hollins

Anthony Hollins, a Hazel Crest resident who did everything from starting the New Life Performance Company ( a dance troupe for young people ) to studying pastry-making to helping lead the HIV/AIDS support ministry at Trinity ...
identity 2008-01-01

AIDS Foundation's Dreamy 'World'

Guests crammed the ballroom at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan, on Thurs., Nov. 29, as AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) held its sixth annual World of Chocolate, which had "Sweet Dreams" as its theme this ...
identity 2008-01-01

STARRLIGHT: Eduardo Verastegui at Rumba

Eduardo Verastegui is one of the stars in Bella, a movie directed by Alejandro Monteverdi that won the coveted People's Choice Award at the 2006 Toronto Film Festival and that has been chosen the top-rated movie ...

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