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Identity 2005-06-01

identity 2005-06-01

Purrfectly Authentic

Purrfectly Speaking….June

My original intent was to submit an article that I had already written for this month's issue, but spirit would not allow me to do it. The article was about the past and I needed to share with you what I'm ...
identity 2005-06-01

Windy City Pride

The Windy City Pride organization (formerly The Windy City Black Pride) has become the largest gay, non-profit Pride event in the Midwest for people of color. See The Windy City Pride Organization announces plans ...
Executive Sweet and Lipstick & Lace

Executive Sweet and Lipstick & Lace

Executive Sweet and Lipstick & Lace teamed for a party. Photos by Mel Ferrand ...
Cruz Named PRIDEChicago Parade's Grand Marshal

Cruz Named PRIDEChicago Parade's Grand Marshal

PRIDEChicago has announced that Wilson Cruz, an openly gay actor and a gay youth advocate, will be the grand marshal of this year's 36th Annual Pride Parade, which kicks off June 26 at noon. Cruz ...
identity 2005-06-01

Chicago Dyke March Set

The annual Chicago Dyke March will take place June 25 at Trumbull Elementary School, which is on the corner of Ashland and Foster. It will then head east along Foster, north on Clark, and then ...
identity 2005-06-01

Brown v. Board Discussed at Forum

The impact of the seminal civil-rights case Brown v. Board of Education a half-century after its decision was the subject of a forum held at Harold Washington Library on May 14. The discussion, entitled 'Our Echoing ...
identity 2005-06-01


Music is an important part of all of our lives. Many people talk about being moved by the "spirit" when hearing a song. Sometimes it makes us clap or sway or dance or sing along, and sometimes, it can change us. ...
identity 2005-06-01

Who Needs Hate?

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) recently released its annual report on violence against gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people. The group reports a 4% increase in anti-GLBT incidents, totaling ...
Setting Precedent

Setting Precedent

Pictured Openly gay South African Judge of Appeal Edwin Cameron in New York, February 2004, on a fundraising trip for the U. of Witwatersrand. In late 2004, he was part of the Supreme Court of Appeal's ...
Obama, Barrow, WCMG Reporter Win Honors

Obama, Barrow, WCMG Reporter Win Honors

Pictured Andrew Davis of Identity and Windy City Times. Andrew Davis, a news reporter for Windy City Media Group (Identity, Windy City Times) , was one of the honorees at the Let's Talk, Let's Test Foundation's ...
identity 2005-06-01


The Mautner Project, a national lesbian health organization, announced the launch of The new Web site will be devoted to Black lesbians and features an online 'village' that promotes healthful living. ...
identity 2005-06-01

Souls 'a Fire 2 in Chicago

The African-American Roundtable Project of The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLGS) in Religion and Ministry at the Pacific School of Religion will hold its second Souls 'a Fire Conference June 23-25 at The ...
Affinity/POW WOW 10th anniversary

Affinity/POW WOW 10th anniversary

At the Affinity/POW WOW performance at Sidetrack, part of Affinity's year-long celebration of the agency's 10th anniversary. Photos by Rosalind Glanton. ...
identity 2005-06-01

Entra a la zona GLBT

Su amiguito se ha dado cuenta que el calendario ya marca otra vez junio y por tanto le entró un tremendo acelere total... y que conste que lo que entró no es ningún artefacto vibratorio ya que, aunque las almas ...
identity 2005-06-01

Poetry: I WAS

My gay lifestyle to all was known.  It seemed I was on trial They made me feel I didn't belong, I cried just like a child. A caring face could not be found.  My mind was not at ease. Then ...
identity 2005-06-01

Underground Techniques

When I picked up the March issue of Identity and saw the caption, 'our 10th year,' I took a moment to reflect upon my contribution to this magazine. When I first discovered Blacklines, I was impressed ...
identity 2005-06-01

Attention Audre Lorde and Oscar Wilde!

Windy City Times is now accepting submissions for its second annual GLBT Pride Literary Supplement, edited by Owen Keehnen and Kathie Bergquist. We seek original poetry and fiction under 500 words on the theme: OutRAGEous. ...
identity 2005-06-01

F.Y.I.: Ask the Chat Daddy

Art Sims Welcome to June 2005. As we prepare to celebrate another year of Gay Pride it is most important that we start celebrating another year of no regrets. Many of you may question, "What could ...


The Association of Latin Men in Action (ALMA) held a social event to introduce their new executive director, Carlos Castillon. Photos by Jerry Nunn. ...
identity 2005-06-01


It's that time again my sistahs and brothas: PRIDE! Each year this celebration that symbolizes our freedom and liberation brings a different flava. Whether it's political figures using the event to win new votes, huge ...
identity 2005-06-01

Rodney Evans' BROTHER TO BROTHER to Air on PBS's INDEPENDENT LENS on June 14

(San Francisco, CA) - Rodney Evans' award-winning drama BROTHER TO BROTHER will air nationally on the Emmy-Award winning PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS, hosted by Susan Sarandon, on Tuesday, June 14th at 10PM (check local listings.) ...


More than 1,100 people helped mark AIDS Foundation of Chicago's 20th anniversary at the Hilton. The Pointer Sisters gave an amazing performance of many of their top hits, and stated their own passion for fighting ...

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