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Identity 2008-04-01

identity 2008-04-01

Org. Black Airline Pilots sponsors youth career camps

News Update Fri., April 25, 2008

The Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP) will hold two summer Aviation Career Education Camps sponsored by Delta Air Lines. The purpose of each one-week program is to introduce interested boys and girls between 14-18 ...
identity 2008-04-01

Gov. Richardson Endorses Obama

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson endorsed Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama Fri., March 21. At a rally in Portland, Ore.—with Obama standing beside him—Richardson said that Obama 'will make a ...
identity 2008-04-01

PASSAGES: Axel Bartolomei

Axel Bartolomei, remembered as a generous and prominent member of the local Latino LGBTQ community, passed away March 17 in Florida, where he had been living since February. He was 41. Leslie Bartolomei, one of Axel's ...
identity 2008-04-01

Bill T. Jones Starts a New 'Chapter'

It speaks to Bill T. Jones' iconic status that he is revered by so many different groups of people—including dance enthusiasts, the African-American community and the LGBT demographic. Part of the reason he is idolized is ...
identity 2008-04-01

Rev. Jeremiah Wright Gets LGBT Support

Several local LGBT people have come out in support of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama's controversial former pastor following media uproar over short clips from his past sermons. Media frenzy and a flood of ...
identity 2008-04-01

Dwight Okita: And Then There Were 10

Dwight Okita was originally one of 5,000 entrants in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest,'s first writing competition in search of the next great American novel. Now, after the local gay author's sci-fi work, The ...
identity 2008-04-01

'Thread' Reckoning

Common Threads—an organization founded by famed chef Art Smith and his partner, Jesus Salgueiro, to educate children about nutrition and physical well-being and to cultivate an appreciation of cultural ...
identity 2008-04-01

Tongues Untied DVD

'We are the lowest among the low. No one will save you but you.' Almost 20 years after this insightful assessment of the position of gay Black men in society was spoken in Marlon T. Riggs' controversial 1989 documentary Tongues Untied, ...
identity 2008-04-01

Dish List

—Restaurant spotlight: If you're looking to treat yourself, you could do a whole lot worse than The Drawing Room at Le Passage, 937 N. Rush. The lounge, which opened last November under Three Headed Productions, features ...
Nick Rolfe: The Singer's Actor

Nick Rolfe: The Singer's Actor

Add soul pianist Nick Rolfe to the long list of musicians (from Cher to Snoop Dogg ) who have made the leap to the acting world. However, gauging from the reactions to his role in the ...
identity 2008-04-01

Center Develops New Safeguards

Because troublemakers have threatened the safe space that Center on Halsted provides for LGBT youth, the Center has had to develop new procedures to ensure everyone's safety. For two days, the Center had to crack down ...
Adam Raphael's Room Service

Adam Raphael's Room Service

In Room Service ( $49.95, Powerhouse Books ) , photographer Adam Raphael has compiled 150 images of various male models who posed in some of the most elegant hotels on the East Coast. Raphael talked about ...
Rwandan Women: Being Positive

Rwandan Women: Being Positive

Marie-Jo Proulx is a former writer for Windy City Times. Last summer, she was a member of the Rwanda Initiative, a capacity building project of Carleton University's school of journalism. While in Kigali, she wrote for ...
identity 2008-04-01

'DL Chronicles' Out on DVD

The DL Chronicles: The Complete First Season—a series that focuses on different African-American men and the 'down low' phenomenon—is now out on DVD ($24.95 ) . The DL Chronicles tell the stories of four men of ...
identity 2008-04-01

30 Under 30 Nominees Wanted

Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) who are under 30 years of age. In 2000, Windy City Times established an award to acknowledge the young ...
Creating Change

Creating Change

Among those who attended the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's recent Creating Change Conference in Detroit were the LGBTQ API ( Asian-Pacific Islander ) Caucus ( top ) . In addition, Liz Thomson and Karl ...
identity 2008-04-01

Chicago Takes Off Raises $100K

A brutally cold Chicago night was a whole lot warmer at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage, on Sat., Feb. 9—and it wasn't just because of the heating system: Chicago Takes Off, a burlesque-centered benefit for ...
identity 2008-04-01

Views: My Apology to Charles Knipp for Gay America

At this year's State of the Black Union, Dick Gregory apologized to President Bill Clinton on behalf of Blacks for our role in allowing Clinton to believe that he was Black. In that same spirit, I ...
identity 2008-04-01

Rep. Harris Responds to Calif. Slaying

Openly gay State Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, has expressed his concern and outrage regarding the Feb. 12 murder of 15-year-old California student Lawrence King. King, an openly gay junior high school student, was shot and ...
Pitbull in the House

Pitbull in the House

Cuban-American rap artist Pitbull (real name: Armando Christian Pérez ) put on a show at the House of Blues, 329 N. Dearborn, on March 26. Photo by Jerry Nunn ...
Jason Bartlett: Making History

Jason Bartlett: Making History

When Connecticut State Rep. Jason Bartlett recently came out to the public, he did more than make a declaration about his life—he made history. According to The Victory Fund—an organization that supports LGBT elected officials—Bartlett ...

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