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Identity 2005-09-01



Pictured Affinity marked its 10th anniversary in style at the Park West. Comic Karen Williams and R&B singer Terisa Griffin entertained, with DJs Sherron and Wilma following it up with a dance party, and Taylor Made ...
identity 2005-09-01

LETTERS: Affinity Thanks

Dear Community: On July 30, Affinity Community Services celebrated 10 years of preventing isolation and providing services to the Black lesbian and bisexual women's community. The event was a smashing success! The success of Jazz ...
identity 2005-09-01

Purrfectly Speaking…

You are the most important person in the world. You are loved, loveable and beloved. Anything you want in this lifetime is your's just for the asking. You are filled with all of the knowledge that ...
identity 2005-09-01


Lately, I have been trying to live on faith. And it is about to drive me crazy. Spirituality? No problem. That I can embrace. There is language and ritual to spirituality. There is community and ...
identity 2005-09-01

Vietnamese P.M.: Few gays here

There aren't very many gays in Vietnam, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai said June 27. Visiting Canada, Khai was asked how his government handles the equality rights of gays and lesbians, according to the Canadian ...
identity 2005-09-01

Uganda bans same-sex marriage

Uganda's Parliament amended the Constitution to ban same-sex marriage July 7 by a vote of 111 to 17 with three abstentions. Legislators also criminalized the act of staging a same-sex wedding. Penalties will be determined ...
identity 2005-09-01

Foreign gays can marry in Spain

Spain's Justice Ministry ruled Aug. 8 that foreign same-sex couples who live there can get married there. 'A marriage celebrated between a Spaniard and a foreigner, or between foreigners of the same sex resident in ...
identity 2005-09-01

Identity Calendar

CALENDAR Wednesday, August 31 St. Luke's Episcopal Church Welcomes Sr. Jeannine, who will speak of her struggles with the Roman Catholic hierarchy over her ministry to gay and lesbian Catholics. The film 'In Good Conscience' which ...
Identity Theater , Music, Art, Dance

Identity Theater , Music, Art, Dance

Pictured BETTY from The L Word performs at the Windy City Times 20th anniversary concert Oct. 20. THEATER Sep 9: The Bad Seed, The Musical- Cornservatory's critically acclaimed musical about your favorite child psychopath. ...
Conference Addresses Latinos and AIDS

Conference Addresses Latinos and AIDS

The alarmingly disproportionate rate in which Latinos are affected by HIV/AIDS was highlighted at the 2005 National Conference on Latinos and AIDS July 25-26. Healthcare professionals and social workers were urged to educate themselves and ...
Sosa Receives VOX/Out Award

Sosa Receives VOX/Out Award

Pictured Erik Sosa. Photo by Amy Wooten Up-and-coming Chicago artist Erik Sosa received the VOX/Out Emerging Voices of Style + Design Award at Sidetrack July 27. 'It's overwhelming, but it's also a little bit humbling anytime ...
identity 2005-09-01

Trans Film Screening

Chicago Filmmakers, with the cooperation of Sundance Channel, presents a sneak-peek feature-version of the new eight-part TV series TransGeneration, produced by World of Wonder (The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Party Monster) . Breaking ground as ...
identity 2005-09-01

Cruz in New Film

Production has begun on location in West Hollywood, California, on Coffee Date, a feature-length film based on the award-winning short that garnered acclaim on the international gay and lesbian film circuit. Gay faves Wilson Cruz ...
The New Faces of Puerto Rican Lesbian Activism

The New Faces of Puerto Rican Lesbian Activism

Pictured Carlos Mock with Ceci and Juli. by Carlos T. Mock What happens when one of the best-known lesbian activists of Puerto Rico joins forces with a younger Puerto Rican lesbian? Cecilia (Ceci) de la Luz ...
identity 2005-09-01

FEATURE: Honesty

There are few things most people would more carefully avoid than to hurt their own mother or father. When I was 18 my mother asked why I didn't want to take a young Iady to my high school's junior-senior prom. ...
identity 2005-09-01


It's been a while since I last thanked my readers for supporting my crazy perspectives in this space. After seven years of writing, it's your constant feedback (from around the country) and topic ideas, that ...
identity 2005-09-01

Mundo De-mente

'Solo le pido a Dios que el dolor no me sea indiferente, que la resaca muerte no me encuentre vacĂ­a y sola sin haber hecho lo suficiente, solo le pido a Dios que lo injusto y la guerra no me ...
identity 2005-09-01

LETTERS: Boykin v. King

I am outraged but not surprised by J.L. King's latest misstatements. In a recent interview with the Windy City Times and Identity in Chicago, Mr. King accused me of spreading false rumors about him. According ...
identity 2005-09-01

Appreciation Award Night

Joe Ann Mack and Kayron will present their first annual appreciation night for the African American lesbian community Sunday, Sept. 4. The show will take place at the historical 'Chicago Legend's' (previously called Mr. Ricky's) ...
identity 2005-09-01

C.C. Carter on V-Day Panel in NY

Chicagoan C.C. Carter is among just two U.S. women invited to participate in a panel hosted by the V-Day organization in September. V-Day will once again collaborate with the Omega Institute for the 4th Women ...
identity 2005-09-01

Japanese politician comes out

A member of Japan's Osaka Prefectural Assembly came out as a lesbian Aug. 13 at Tokyo's gay pride parade. 'Homosexual people have often kept silent for fear of discrimination and prejudice,' Kanako Otsuji, 30, told ...
identity 2005-09-01

Chinese university launches gay-studies course

Fudan University in Shanghai is launching China's first undergraduate gay-studies course in September, China Daily reported Aug. 16. It will examine gay social, legal and health issues, said sociology professor Sun Zhongxin, who will oversee ...
identity 2005-09-01

Singapore gays respond to government suppression

Inspired partly by the government's refusal to permit the annual Nation party, as well as by other antigay slights, activists in Singapore are in the midst of a monthlong series of events under the umbrella ...
identity 2005-09-01

Indian gays protest sex ban

About 100 people took to the streets of Mumbai, India, Aug. 16 to protest the nation's ban on gay sex, New Delhi Television reported. 'A large number of countries have repealed this law,' said lawyer ...
identity 2005-09-01

Roberts Went to School with Paris Barclay, Out Director

Chicago Tribune columnist Dawn Turner Trice reported July 25 that U.S. Supreme Court nominee John Roberts Jr. attended the La Lumiere School in La Porte, Ind., alongside Paris Barclay, the openly gay, African-American, award-winning TV ...
'Borrowed Body' Begs to Be Read

'Borrowed Body' Begs to Be Read

Valerie Mason-John, a.k.a. Queenie, has written a loosely autobiographical book that surprises, compels, and repulses—sometimes all on the same page. Borrowed Body is the story of Pauline, an abandoned Black child fighting her way through ...
identity 2005-09-01


'It was kind of like a turning point when I was like, `Yo, this is my cousin. I love him and I've been discriminating against gays.'' — Kanye West, 27, saying 'gay' has become an antonym to hip-hop—and that it ...

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