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Under One Rainbow

(2) Comments | Posted June 22, 2012 | 10:34 AM

Recently, I was walking along Broadway Street in Chicago's Northside. Looking above, I saw rainbows lining the street, officially welcoming Chicagoland's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) community to the area. No surprise, rainbow banners and flags were hanging outside nearly every shop and in every window. As a...

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Change, Five Years in the Making

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2012 | 11:48 AM

Real change doesn't come easy; it's a process that takes time. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community knows this all too well. The current debates in this country over marriage didn't happen overnight. Forty years ago we were fighting for recognition that we even existed. In Chicago police...

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What Would Dr. King Do?

(23) Comments | Posted January 16, 2012 | 8:32 AM

It has become an annual tradition on Martin Luther King Day to speculate what Rev. King might do if he was alive today. This year as we celebrate his 83rd birthday we can reflect on how far we've come since we first heard his dream. Today, women and people of...

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Stopping AIDS Together

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 2:19 PM

This week my hometown of Chicago is hosting the 2011 U.S. Conference on AIDS, bringing together leading researchers, activists and social service providers to build and strengthen the national fight against HIV and AIDS and to ensure ongoing support for those impacted by this disease.

This year's...

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