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Identity 2009-08-01

identity 2009-08-01

World: India's gay-sex ban struck down

Following an eight-year court battle, India's Delhi High Court legalized gay sex July 2 in a forceful and poetic ruling that had GLBT activists crying in the courtroom. The ruling took effect immediately—nationally—and will remain in ...
Alex Loynaz: Meet 'Pedro'

Alex Loynaz: Meet 'Pedro'

AIDS activist Pedro Zamora struck a chord with a young generation that had missed the first wave of the pandemic when he came to America's attention via MTV's Real World reality-TV show in 1994. Shockingly, Zamora ...
identity 2009-08-01

Local LGBT Spanish Net radio show launches

The first Spanish-language gay Internet radio show based in Chicago launched July 1. J:: LOUNGE (JOTA LOUNGE ) , a weekly two-hour show, will air on Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., on, and will provide relevant ...
Michael Jackson: Remember the time

Michael Jackson: Remember the time

It has been two weeks since Michael Jackson passed away. The world's biggest pop icon is gone, yet truths behind the myth are unraveling. Constant news reports and tasteless jokes about the King of Pop are ...
The 'Diva' Comes To Life

The 'Diva' Comes To Life

Rupert Kinnard was always among my favorite cartoonists. For many years, his Cathartic Comics featuring the Brown Bomber and Diva Touché Flambé ran in Outlines and other LGBT media around the country, and he published a ...
MUSIC Yehonathan Gatro: On his own terms

MUSIC Yehonathan Gatro: On his own terms

Yehonathan Gatro is rapidly making a name for himself in the music industry—and on his terms, as an out artist. Recently, Gatro (a former Instinct Magazine cover model ) —who has returned to Israel after living ...
Whitney unveils songs, album cover

Whitney unveils songs, album cover

Pop diva Whitney Houston premiered songs from her upcoming album, I Look To You, July 14 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in London, according to Rolling Stone magazine. Billboard reported that Clive Davis, who discovered Houston, ...
NUNN ON ONE: TV Wendy Williams: Queen dreams

NUNN ON ONE: TV Wendy Williams: Queen dreams

Wendy Williams is the self-dubbed "queen of all media" who has been taking over the radio for 23 years and is now ready for television. Windy City Times spoke with the talk-show host face to face ...
Passages: E. Lynn Harris dead at 54

Passages: E. Lynn Harris dead at 54

E. Lynn Harris, a former Chicagoan and author of best-selling books about Black gay life, has died at age 54, according to his publicist. He was on a tour for his new novel, Basketball Jones. Laura ...
identity 2009-08-01

Maldonado is 26th Ward alderman

Mayor Richard Daley has appointed Cook County Commissioner Roberto Maldonado as the new alderman of Chicago's 26th Ward, according to the Chicago Tribune. Maldonado, 57, replaces former alderman Billy Ocasio, who now works for Gov. Pat ...

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