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Blacklines 2003-06-01

blacklines 2003-06-01

Underground Techniques

Happy Birthday to me & Happy Pride America!

First, I want to say good luck to the finalists for the Gay American Idol [June 14 at Circuit]. The competition has been an interesting and fun experience for me as a judge. I will admit, there are a few I ...
blacklines 2003-06-01


Like Mommy or Like Daddy?

I love the spring and all that it symbolizes in and around my life. Each year as I emerge from my winter's resting place, I become deeply reflective of all that I have encountered over the year and throughout my life. ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

Do the Damn Thing

This upcoming Black Pride will lifts the hearts, minds, and oh yes bodies of many women and men. Yes, my bristers (a combination of brothers and sisters) will be out and about licking on that delicious ...
blacklines 2003-06-01


Standing in the porn section of Unabridged Books, absorbing Black male splendor in the pages of Black Inches and GBM, I get a sensual rush. Oddly, it comes not so much from viewing gorgeous, erect brothers, ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

Senate Passes International AIDS Bill

The Senate passed the global AIDS initiative in the early morning hours of May 15, just three months after President Bush proposed the $15 billion initiative in his state of the union address. It focuses support ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

Council Takes Aim at AIDS Funds Increase

A majority of the Chicago City Council kicked off its new term by calling for a $1 million increase in city funding for HIV prevention services. In a letter to Mayor Daley, 26 aldermen said the ...
blacklines 2003-06-01


Southern Africa is a hotbed of homophobia, Human Rights Watch and the International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission said May 14. In a report unveiled in Cape Town, the two organizations accused officials in Botswana, ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

KKK in Berwyn

The KKK and a neo-Nazi group is planning a 'White Power Rally' in Berwyn Saturday May, 31 in Janura Park from 1-3 p.m. BUNGALO, the Berwyn United Neighborhood Gay and Lesbian Organization, will be participating in ...


Don't miss the finals Sat., June 14, Circuit, 7 p.m. 3641 N. Halsted Sponsored by Bud Light, Windy City Media Group, American Airlines, W Hotel, Creaoke, Materville Studios ...
Agencies, Activists at Homeless Forum

Agencies, Activists at Homeless Forum

One small step for DCFS has meant one big leap for homeless GLBT youth. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, after years of complaints about its lack of caring properly for GLBT youth, recently ...
blacklines 2003-06-01



Colored peoples Hour, Negro History Week, Black History month. Who says we have not made progress? Nothing new I can say about International Mr. Leather that hasn't been said every year, and it's all good! Yes, ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

World Wide Web

Hotel Hell

In late April, a consumer group stated that consumers searching for the best deal on hotel rooms on the Internet should shop around since no single travel site stands head and shoulders above rivals. Consumer WebWatch, ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

Lesbian Teen Killed

African-American lesbian Sakia Gunn, 15, was the victim of a fatal stabbing May 11 while waiting with four female friends for a bus in her hometown of Newark, N.J. Police say that Gunn, who was returning ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

Jazz N' July with Affinity

Chicago's West Loop was jumping with the smooth sounds of live jazz on a beautiful Saturday night as Affinity hosted its 3rd Annual Jazz N' July Benefit last weekend. Affinity, a seven-year-old a South Side organization, ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

Affirmative Action and the Not-So-Color- Blind Society

'Mommy, when I grow up I want to be like those people we read about in those books.' — Little Sharon. 'Honey, when you grow up you can be anything with an education, diligence, and perseverance. ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

Coalition of Black Gay Men Issue a Call to Action on HIV/AIDS

For the first time in the 22-year history of the AIDS epidemic, an unprecedented group of influential Black gay leaders has issued a call to action in the war on AIDS. The group of 39 Black gay professionals urged widespread action ...
United in Pride, Again, for 2003

United in Pride, Again, for 2003

Windy City Black LGBT Pride, Inc. will host thousands of African American lesbians and gays over the Fourth of July holiday during United in Pride. United in Pride is the organization's annual celebration of gay pride, ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

Go Laura! A Push on PUSH

The push to get state Sen. James T. Meeks of Calumet City to back the state gay-rights bill got support in the form of an amazing column by Sun-Times writer Laura Washington May 12. Her column ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

Race and the Intersexed

('This demythologizing of black sexuality is crucial for black America because much of black self-hatred and self-contempt has to do with the refusal of many black Americans to love their own black bodies ... . ...
Blazing the Path for Gay Men's Health

Blazing the Path for Gay Men's Health

'It is time to give specific attention to [the health needs of] gay-identified men,' Eric Rofes told the more than 300 men and a handful of women attending the Gay Men's Health Summit 2003. It met ...
blacklines 2003-06-01

Purrfectly Speaking

Welcome again. In case you are just tuning in, this is the final part of a three-part series addressing the topic of 'Outgrowing Your Partner.' The past two months have addressed the 'ambitious partner's view' as ...

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