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Identity 2004-11-01

Leatherman of Color 2005

Leatherman of Color 2005

Before a packed house on Saturday, Oct. 9, John Tatum of Detroit was awarded the first ever Leatherman of Color title. The contest was held at Touche during the ONYX BlackOut 9th Anniversary Weekend in ...
Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

BY ANDREW DAVIS Even though it's a compliment, to call Chicago-born photographer Michelle V. Agins accomplished would be giving her short shrift. Not only has she worked for several journals but she currently works for one ...
identity 2004-11-01

SPIRITUALITY Political and Religious Terrorism on our Youth

I can't even imagine coming out at 18, 16, or, God forbid (pun intended), at 14. But today many GLBT youth are coming to their sexuality and gender relationship as teenagers. We take for granted ...
identity 2004-11-01

Purrfectly Speaking

I'd like to thank all of you that have signed up for the FREE eCourse on the Web site and a special thanks to those that have given me their honest feedback. Now, having said that ... let's talk about ...
identity 2004-11-01

Murder in Sierra Leone

'Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.' — Martin Luther King If anyone seemed to believe King's statement, it was Fannyann Eddy. Fannyann was a tireless activist who founded the Sierra Leone Lesbian and Gay ...
Keyes Offends Gays—Again

Keyes Offends Gays—Again

BY ANDREW DAVIS The board of the Log Cabin Republicans Chicago chapter is appalled by statements made by Illinois U.S. Senate Candidate Alan Keyes. Speaking at an anti-gay marriage rally in Chicago's Marquette Park on Oct ...
Margaret Rose Sloan-Hunter <p>

Margaret Rose Sloan-Hunter

Margaret Sloan-Hunter, African American lesbian feminist activist and organizer, lecturer and writer, died Sept. 23 at the age of 57, in Oakland, Calif., after a long illness. She was surrounded by her daughter Kathleen, mother ...

identity 2004-11-01

Mayor's lover can't succeed her

The same-sex partner of the outgoing mayor of Viseu, Pará, Brazil, cannot succeed her because the constitution prohibits executive posts in local government from passing between family members, the nation's top electoral court ruled unanimously ...
identity 2004-11-01

Images Calendar

Images Calendar Images II the new 2005 black-and-white calendar of African American woman by photographer Rosalind Glanton is now available. The wait is over. You may purchase the calendar at the calendar release party at ZZA ...
identity 2004-11-01

R.I..M.S. Forms for Women

R.I.M.S is the acronym for a newly organized community service organization founder by community activist Ted. They were first introduced at Affinity's 'Jazz N' July', again at the August 'WACT Brunch' and at the play, ...
Black Households Studied

Black Households Studied

BY BOB ROEHR Striking differences between Black and white same-sex households have emerged from an analysis of the 2000 census data. Those differences point to a greater need for legal protection for Black relationships, particularly ...


3,000 Have Died Since Operation Gatekeeper Began

BY REX WOCKNER SAN YSIDRO, Calif. — About 800 people marched through the streets of San Diego's southernmost neighborhood in October, protesting 10 years of the Border Patrol's Operation Gatekeeper. Gatekeeper's dramatically increased f ...
identity 2004-11-01

MUNDO De-mente,... al manicomio.

POR Iván Torrijos El ahora presidente electo John Kerry ganó las elecciones. Lo que se consideraba casi un imposible es ahora un hecho. Diversas personas argumentaban que Bush y sus secuaces planeaban alguna trampa para alterar ...
The Clinton Years

The Clinton Years

BY EMMANUEL GARCIA From the Tonight Show to political cartoon drawings, political humor has always played an important part of the way we perceive our government, but no one has mastered the role of political stand-up ...
identity 2004-11-01


For years, straight folks and lesbians have openly criticized the male-centered wardrobe choices of butch and stud lesbians. 'Why you gotta dress in men's clothes?' Many femmes have asked. Even my mom and a few ...
identity 2004-11-01

Thoughts and Ideas

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. With a disproportionately large number of people of color arrested and convicted, many for non-violent drug offenses, it seems most Black people ...
Kings and Queens

Kings and Queens

The International Drag King Extravaganza was held in Chicago mid-October, hosted by the Chicago Kings. Pictured are images from the Showcase night at Metro. Photos by Mel Ferrand More pics online at ...

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