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Identity 2006-02-01

Countdown to the Gay Games, Janathan Lee

Countdown to the Gay Games, Janathan Lee

JONATHAN LEE Age: 27 Hometown: San Francisco, Calif. Originally from: Potomac, Md. Education: Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, Calif. Hobbies: tennis, piano and watching a lot of television, especially Lost and America's Next Top Models. Status: ...
A historic first: CFD expected to promote first female Battalion Chief

A historic first: CFD expected to promote first female Battalion Chief

The Chicago Fire Department made a historic move Dec. 19 when it announced the groundbreaking news that Lynda Turner will become the first female to make the rank of Battalion Chief. 'I'm blessed and honored,' Turner ...
identity 2006-02-01

Doctor for Trans Dies

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force mourns the death of Dr. Stanley Biber, a small-town family doctor from mining and cattle country who became a pioneer in the area of sex-reassignment surgery, performing an ...
identity 2006-02-01

Latino Group Plans Summit

Orgullo en Accion, a new group for Latino/a LGBTQQ individuals, will hold its first leadership summit March 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Humboldt Park Vocational Center, 1645 N. California. Carlos Mock ...
identity 2006-02-01

LCCP Gala Feb. 4

The Coming Out Against Cancer Ball, sponsored by the Lesbian Community Cancer Project (LCCP) , will take place Feb. 4 at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. Shore Drive, with a sit-down dinner at ...
identity 2006-02-01

Point Foundation Announces Scholarships

The Point Foundation, the first and largest national foundation to support academic achievement in higher education among LGBT students, has opened its 2006 application season by announcing more than a dozen scholarships, including a new ...
identity 2006-02-01

Out at CHS Line-Up for 2006

Gertrude Stein, softball and gospel music all figure into the line-up for this year's Out at CHS (Chicago Historical Society) series. The subjects of the 2006 Out at CHS initiative were formally announced at an intimate ...
identity 2006-02-01

Reflections: Romantic Love ... Is it Reality or Fantasy?

What a 'Purrfect' concept for this month's article as this is also the month that I will begin a FREE six-week certification workshop for women diving into the concepts from my book the 5 Phases ...
identity 2006-02-01

Cadiz Wins Artists' Award

X Chromosome Films is proud to announce that lesbian filmmaker Yasmina Cadiz is one of the 2006 Illinois Arts Council (IAC) Media Arts Fellowship Award recipients. The Artists Fellowships recognize the artistic excellence of Illinois ...
identity 2006-02-01

Local Church Honors MLK

LGBT people can honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through truth telling and action, according to Rev. Juan Y. Reed during a special church service honoring King. St. Peter's Episcopal Church commemorated the life and ...
Passages: Lou Rawls

Passages: Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls , whose rich baritone brought romantic melodies to many people around the world, died Jan. 6 in Los Angeles of lung cancer. He was 72. Rawls grew up modestly in the Bronzeville area of ...


Hailed as the Bay Area's most passionate and engaging spoken-word artist, Marc Bamuthi Joseph creates a remarkably elegant performance about race, gender, and parenthood from the point of view of a single father. Performed as a ...
The Revolution Was Broadcast

The Revolution Was Broadcast

All-American Girl, a sitcom airing between 1994-'95, was the first TV show to place an Asian-American family front and center. Not only that—its star was comedian Margaret Cho, upon whose stand-up routines some material was based. ...
Rain Checked

Rain Checked

In a world of curses and gifts, being the child of a celebrity can certainly be a mixed blessing. On one hand, there are the perks of fame and materialism, if one is into such things. However, those same perks ...
identity 2006-02-01

Rights Watch Criticizes India

Human Rights Watch denounced India on Jan. 11 over the arrests of four gay men in the city of Lucknow. The men were nabbed at a picnic in a public location Jan. 4 and charged with operating a 'gay racket' ...
Sosa Debuts New Work

Sosa Debuts New Work

Friends and art connoisseurs packed Wicker Park's Wag Artworks for the opening reception of Erik Sosa's fourth annual 'The Art-See Fart-See Show' Jan. 12. 'This is wonderful,' Sosa said of the turnout. Donations at the ...
identity 2006-02-01

REFLECTIONS: Who Rules the Kitchen?

Who doesn't love a well-prepared meal? I believe that good home-cooking ranks up there with good sex, (for most folks anyway) . So when it comes to culinary skills within our butch/stud—femme community, I maintain ...
identity 2006-02-01

THEATER: Katrina: State of Emergency

Playwright: Jeffrey Bruner At: Bailiwick Arts Center Phone: (773) 883-1090; $25 Runs through: Feb. 19 It's hard to revisit a national wound that is still fresh in our minds and hearts. It's difficult to see an ...
identity 2006-02-01

REFLECTIONS: Traditional Values

When my grandparents passed away 30 years ago, I was given a prized family possession: an 8' X 10' photograph of my great-great-grandpa Peter Henderson. I was told several stories of the life of that ...
identity 2006-02-01

Frida is so the new 'Che'

The iconic photograph of Argentinean revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara continues to be everywhere. In Chicago neighborhoods his face peeks from windows of both older homes and the new gentrified lofts, pinned to backpacks of high ...
identity 2006-02-01

Muxe: The Authentic And Intrepid Seekers of Danger

Welcome to Paradise! Translation By Emmanuel Garcia It is no secret that we are everywhere, that homosexuality transcends language, culture and immigration borders. But who would have known the small Mexican town of Juchitan, located in ...
identity 2006-02-01

Let the Soul Searching Begin

As I return from a much-needed vacation and with the start of yet other New Year, I'm thankful and truly blessed to still be here. This is also the beginning of me baring my soul. Most of you are saying, ...
identity 2006-02-01

Greetings: To All My Real Deal Chatters

Let us not forget ... As we enter into a weekend of reflection ... a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I ask that you take a moment to read the following commentary written by Chicago Sun-Times reporter Neil ...

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