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Identity 2008-09-01

identity 2008-09-01


Web update, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY NEWS RELEASE: September 23, 2008 SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2008 FILM CALENDAR EVANSTON, Ill. --- Block Cinema, a collaboration of the Northwestern University School of Communication and the Mary and Leigh ...
Alma Dance Company's soulful benefit

Alma Dance Company's soulful benefit

There was a particular air of beauty that filled the Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio, July 24 when the Alma Dance Company held its 'Summer Soul' benefit. It was an event filled with charming, elegant women ...
identity 2008-09-01

GenderPAC Cook-off celebs on WCT video

Former 'Top Chef' contestant Josie Smith-Malave and 'Project Runway' alumnus Nick Verreos not only posed for photos for Windy City Times—but they are also featured in a video interview! Readers can now watch Smith-Malave and ...
identity 2008-09-01

Obama for America Announces Expansion of LGBT Leadership Team

Chicago, IL -- The Obama for America campaign today announced a significant expansion of its National LGBT Steering and Policy Committee, as well as its grassroots infrastructure (Obama Pride ) . Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI ) ...
NorthHalsted Market Days

NorthHalsted Market Days

Fun was the name of the game this past weekend as crowds attended northalsted market days. Hundreds of thousands of people descended upon Lakeview as The 27th market days, the midwest's largest two-day outdoor street ...
Don't Ask, Don't Tell: A soldier's story

Don't Ask, Don't Tell: A soldier's story

The Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Va., is known as the 'Crossroads of the Marine Corps.' While touting its place on the frontline of innovation, Quantico is where Marines train to excel in their ranks. For ...
Lawrence Hall's one-man department for LGBTQ youth

Lawrence Hall's one-man department for LGBTQ youth

by LIZ GRANGER Last year, Lawrence Hall Youth Services received a $75,000 grant from the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago. With the funding, Lawrence Hall started its LGBTQ program. The program offers support for LGBTQ youth, ...
identity 2008-09-01

HIV numbers 40% above estimates

New HIV infections in the U.S. topped 56,000 a year in 2006—about 40 percent more than previous estimates. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC ) released those numbers at a hastily arranged telephone news ...
identity 2008-09-01

HIV numbers still highlight racial disparity

MEXICO CITY (Aug. 2) —Forty percent more people in the United States were infected with HIV than previously estimated in 2006, federal researchers announced ahead of the 17th International AIDS Conference. The analysis, published in the ...
identity 2008-09-01

Top Model' announces trans finalist

'America's Next Top Model' is keeping things fresh and progressive for the upcoming season by featuring a trans contestant. One of the 14 female finalists to compete in the 11th cycle, which began Sept. 3, is ...
MOVIES 'Straight' talk with Jorge Ameer

MOVIES 'Straight' talk with Jorge Ameer

You may not know who Jorge Ameer is right now, but with the slew of gay (and gay-friendly ) movies his company, Hollywood Independents, is making, he won't be an unknown quantity for long. Ameer—a writer, ...
identity 2008-09-01

CHICAGO GAY HISTORY: 1951, Bayard Rustin in Chicago

So what is 'gay history' anyway? Or LGBT history' Or queer history' ? Usually, the way it's written, it's about people in groups: how they live, how they're oppressed, how they've resisted. We have histories of ...
'Coke is It' with hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco

'Coke is It' with hip-hop artist Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco entertained teens at the Park West on Sunday, Aug. 17, in an invitation only concert sponsored by Coca-cola. The' Refresh Your Flow Tour' hit major cities along with Chicago to give teens an opportunity ...
identity 2008-09-01

DNC: Latinos, faith and marriage

by Tania Unzueta Carrasco Before the Democratic National Convention began on Monday, the political, non-official demonstrations took place outside the streets of Denver, Colorado. These protests, ranging from hundreds of ...
DNC 2008: Michelle Obama speaks with LGBT delegates

DNC 2008: Michelle Obama speaks with LGBT delegates

DENVER -Wednesday, Aug. 27—On the heels of a riveting keynote address to the Democratic National Convention ( DNC ) , Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, spoke to a luncheon of LGBT delegates Aug. 26, telling them that ...
identity 2008-09-01

Permit delay forces Lovefest to reschedule

The Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus' (CBGMC ) annual Lovefest has been rescheduled because of a delay in being issued a permit allowing HIV testing on Chicago Park District grounds. The event has been pushed to ...
identity 2008-09-01

Fiesta en el Sol

The Association of Latino Men for Action (ALMA ) hosted its annual summer picnic at Osterman Beach (formerly Hollywood Beach ) Aug. 23. With plenty of food, games and a DJ, this group shows that it ...

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