Posts tagged "RedEye"

It Keeps Getting Better...

I would be lying if I said growing up gay and black on the South Side was easy. By age 14, I was constantly fighting–with my words and my fists–and I was afraid life would never get better. At one point, I even tried praying the gay away. (It didn’t work.) Just a few days... Read more »

We can do better than civil unions

Ever since I first heard Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” in fall 2008, I’ve been scouting out the perfect rings and planning my dream wedding–even if it meant unleashing my inner Groomzilla from time to time. Now that experience is closer than ever for same-sex couples in Illinois. To read the entire... Read more »

Don't blink--you'll miss the minorities

  You’ve probably heard NBC’s new slogan by now. And if you haven’t, brace yourself–it’s pretty patronizing. “More colorful.” To read my entire RedEye column, click here.
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Bright lights, big TVs

Andrea Long, 25 (right), and her boyfriend, Darian Irving, 28, spend “as much time as we can” playing video games and watching TV, Irving said. *Brian J. Morowczynski Photos for RedEye Checkout my RedEye Debut: Bright lights, big TVs

Chicagoans Split on Legalizing Gay Marriage: WTF?!?

Still on my high horse from the gay communities’ win of the Prop 8 judgment in California, I opened up the RedEye, and the first article that caught my attention was, “Poll: Chicago split on legalizing gay marriage.” My immediate response, ‘WTF?!?’ The overall opinion on legalizing same-sex marriage, when city respondents are factored in, is split: 42... Read more »