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Identity 2006-10-01

Alfre Woodard at Personal PAC

Alfre Woodard at Personal PAC

Personal PAC, a bi-partisan political action committee (PAC) dedicated to electing pro-choice candidates to state and local offices in Illinois, is hosting its 13th Annual Awards Luncheon at noon on Friday, Oct. 20, at the ...
identity 2006-10-01

Black, gay Men of the South Featured in Theater Performance

How do gay Black men survive life in Dublin, Ga., Jasper, Texas, Hickory, N.C. and other places big and small in America's South? The answers to this and other questions asked of 70 gay, African ...
identity 2006-10-01

Bond Behind Gay Marriage

Black civil-rights icon and academic Julian Bond Bond has thrown his support behind same-sex marriage, an issue that distances him from conservative African-American leaders such as Bishop Eddie Long and T.D. Jakes, according to AOL ...
identity 2006-10-01

Howard Brown and South Side Center Enter Partnership; CDC Funds Project

Howard Brown Health Center (HBHC) has announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded a three-year, $950,000 grant to develop and test a culturally tailored ...
South Side Play Focuses on Post-Race Riot Days

South Side Play Focuses on Post-Race Riot Days

FourWOMEN, a play written and directed by Peter Lamar Chatman, will start Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the NU Stage Theatre, 500 E. 67th St. The production focuses on four African-American women—'one black, one ...
identity 2006-10-01

Spirited Book Signing at Affinity

RedBone Press is celebrating the release of Spirited: Affirming the Soul and Black Gay/Lesbian Identity ($16.95) with a reading/signing by co-editors G. Winston James and Lisa C. Moore as well as contributors C.C. Carter and ...
identity 2006-10-01

AIDS Expert Speaks at Medical Convention

Dr. Michael Alkan brought a world of experience to Chicago when he gave his keynote speech at the 56th annual American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Convention, held at the Palmer House Hilton. He talked at the ...
identity 2006-10-01

Buju Banton Concert Cancelled

Black LGBT activists and bloggers again rejoiced after claiming a role in action that led to a Hollywood nightspot canceling an upcoming concert featuring reggae artist Buju Banton, who has been criticized for singing anti-gay ...
identity 2006-10-01

Black Breast Cancer Survivors to be Honored

The National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer at the University of Illinois at Chicago will celebrate African-American breast cancer survivors at an event titled 'Hope Cometh.' The event will take place Oct. 7 at Mercy ...
The International HIV/AIDS Conference: One Man's View

The International HIV/AIDS Conference: One Man's View

Emma Tuahepa and Frank Guni. Rep Waters. Gregg Gonsalves. The XVI International AIDS Conference, the world's largest HIV/AIDS meeting, took place Aug. 13-18 in Toronto. David Munar, associate director of AIDS Foundation of Chicago, attended the ...
identity 2006-10-01

Event Celebrates Facets of Hispanic Culture

To close Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) , the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago, Azúcar Enterprises and Verizon Wireless will present 'Vive la Hispanidad' on Oct. 13 at Galleria Marchetti, 825 W. Erie, ...
identity 2006-10-01

The Young and the Homeless

by Laura Kwerel Jermaine Edwards, 22, remembers one of the first times he stayed at a homeless shelter in Chicago. The beds were a foot and a half away from each other, and most seemed to be occupied by drug ...
identity 2006-10-01

Purrfectly Speaking: Love Letters to the Lost Child Within…: Recognition and Reward

In writing these columns I have learned so much about the reality of who I am and how I have been living my life, up to this point, as a 12-year-old girl. It's arrested development at its finest. During my time ...
identity 2006-10-01

The Gay Movement Is Over

PART I: THE TROUBLE WITH OPPRESSION In 2005, the gay press reported that two men were hanged for consensual sexual relations on July 19 in the town of Mashad, Iran. The story that they had been ...
identity 2006-10-01

Arc de Triumph

By Lawrence Ferber Actors Darryl Stephens and Jensen Atwood make a cute couple. Adorable. Heck—sexy. Unfortunately, the couple they play on Noah's Arc, LOGO Network's hit comedy series about a close-knit clique of gay African-American friend ...
Patti Cake: An Interview with Patti LaBelle

Patti Cake: An Interview with Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle doesn't mind repeating herself—and not just when it comes to recording an album's worth of pop and rock tunes on last year's Classic Moments. The two-time Grammy winner—who is behind hits like Lady ...
Is 'Bigger' Really Better?

Is 'Bigger' Really Better?

Author of Hung weighs in on controversy of penis size

When a gay man is looking to score, whether it's for a one-night stand or in his quest for love in the arms of Mr. Right, what quality is most important? Is it dazzling good looks, a chest complete with ...

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