Nex2Kin: Chicago's Best Kept Secret

Nex2Kin: Chicago's Best Kept Secret
It seems that the Chicago music scene has changed alot since I’ve grown up – I’m 32-years-old now. This whole notion of drill music and trap music has me all very confused about where the music industry is headed.  From a guy that listens to Coldplay and Chicago Public Radio daily, it’s rare that I... Read more »

No More DownLows??

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Just discovered this award winning webseries: NoMoreDownLow.TV,  The newcast format remembers the victims of unsolved murders, attacks and hate crimes in the African American same gender loving community. I absolutely love this. There’s literally nothing out there like this. Their goal is clear: they want to bring public awareness and change to culture/group that has... Read more »

Meet the Reverend Minister Sinisters

Meet the Reverend Minister Sinisters
Note: I wrote this piece before gay marriage was approved in Illinois. However, I still feel the need to let these Reverent Minister Sinisters be known. Enjoy! **** It’s truly been a battle to get some of the African-American clergy to support gay marriage. Pastors from several of the area’s black mega-churches are trying to... Read more »
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A Report Reveals: One Million African Americans Identify As LGBT

A Report Reveals: One Million African Americans Identify As LGBT
I love to hear our numbers are growing. It’s like gay Christmas! A new report is shedding light on the growing number of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender in the black community. According to a recent study, there are more than one million African-American LGBT adults in the U.S. Of those individuals, 84,000... Read more »

New Black LGBT Film Speaks Volumes

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After a brief hiatus from blogging, I saw this trailer and decided I had to write about it. The New Black by Yoruba Richen is an award-winning documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights.... Read more »

2013's United Black Pride

2013's United Black Pride
Windy City Times reports that Chicago Windy City Black Pride and Windy City Black Pride have FINALLY merged and are now called, wait for it, United Black Pride. Over the last decade, there’s been rumors of allege fraud, stolen money, infighting…the list goes on. Now, the leaders from the former organizations, and the Rocks Coordinating... Read more »
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NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out

NBA Player Jason Collins Comes Out
It seems the history of gay athletes in pro sports that are remaining closeted for the sake of their career is a thing of the past. Earlier this week, the attractive Jason Collins, a 12-year N.B.A. veteran, has come out as the first openly gay male athlete still active in a major American team sport.... Read more »

Chicago's Annual Day to Stop Bullying

Chicago's Annual Day to Stop Bullying
Save the date: May 5th, Chicago will host it’s first annual day to stop bullying. Safe Space Day is an annual event organized by the Center for Gender, Sexuality and HIV Prevention at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago to stop bullying. The event this year will be hosted at the Center... Read more »

Local High School Shows other Schools How to be LGBT Friendly

Local High School Shows other Schools How to be LGBT Friendly
A new mentoring program for LGBT students will launch at Lincoln Park High School, Windy City Times reports. The Lincoln Park Youth Society, as it will be known, officially kicked off earlier this year, mixing monthly social events with a mentoring program for high school students with area college and graduate-level students who also identify... Read more »
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Let's Talk about Magic Johnson's Son Earvin Johnson III....just for a moment!

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It’s his first coming out interview ever, Gwissues managed to exclusively find out what it’s like to be Magic Johnson’s son and gay. At first, I must admit, I didn’t care. I didn’t understand why this was news. But, after appearing on the J.R. Bang Morning Show on Windy City Underground (Checkout the interview), I... Read more »
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