Posts tagged "glbt"

Would you let your son dress like a princess?

Would you let your son dress like a princess?
While lying in bed with the boyfriend, I stumble across a Facebook friend’s link to a story about the “Princess Boy” and his amazing family. Immediately, the television show Criminal Minds goes mute and we begin to listen intensely to what this little boy in a dress has to say. Cheryl Kilodavis and her 5-year-old... Read more »

Lenox and The Second City on ChicagoNow Radio

It’s always a great time hanging out with my pals Amy Guth and Alex Quigley! We laughed, joked and talked about my ongoing secret relationship with Mark Kirk (just kidding…or, am I?). But, this time around, we put all the jokes aside and talked about a serious issue that  we’re all concerned about – the... Read more »

African American Gay Teen Commits Suicide

It really feels like this will not end.  Another teen, a 19-year-old former Howard University student Aiyisha Hassan committed suicide on October 4th. She appears to be the seventh LGBT teen to make the headlines for committing suicide in the past five weeks. Some reports suggest the former HU student was struggling with her sexuality.... Read more »
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Obama: "It Gets Better"

The White House on Thursday released a video of President Obama telling gay youths that “It Gets better.” Obama joins the long list of many people, including my comrades and I, to help with Dan Savage’s YouTube campaign to help raise awareness around teen suicide and provide support to at risk-gay youth.  In his video,... Read more »

A New Urban Gay Network that 'GLOs'

Let’s be honest. Their isn’t a network out there that caters or listens to the urban gay person. Not Logo. Not here!. Nothing. Well, not until now… GLO TV Network, the world’s only television network catering to the Urban LGBT community and it’s allies, premiered in September. It was founded in 2010, and it’s the... Read more »

It Gets Better...

I was completely stunned when I learned of a Rutgers University student killed himself after his sexual encounter with another boy was broadcast online by his college roommate, he joined a growing list of gay suicides in recent months. The Rutgers student, Tyler Clementi, apparently jumped to his death from a New York City bridge... Read more »
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Happy Birthday, Windy City Times!

Today is a great day for the team at Windy City Media Group. After 25 years, the voice of the Windy City Times remains — a weekly reflection of life in Chicago’s gay community, a printed product that has followed the path of the gay rights movement and adapted to a changing media landscape. The Windy City... Read more »

Even if you don't ask, I'm telling...

On Thursday, a federal judge in California did the absolute right thing. Judge Virginia A. Phillips ruled that the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy which bars openly gay and lesbian service members from serving in the military is unconstitutional. Democratic congressional leaders and gay rights groups met on Monday to discuss the possible repeal... Read more »

US Poll Finds Changing Attitudes Toward Homosexuality

According to new national research, Americans have become more accepting of homosexuality during the past 16 years, with over half of those polled said they support civil unions. The Pew Research Centre’s new report, released in August and compiled from a selction of public studies done over the last 20 years, said support for same-sex... Read more »
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The World's First Transvestite Magazine

It seems now the transvestite community is getting their voice out with a new publication. The magazine El Teje, which is published in the Argentine capital and presents itself as “the first transvestite publication in Latin America,” has been fighting the stigmatization of the trans community for nearly three years. Marlene Wayar, Director of El... Read more »