LGBTQA Chicago-area college students participated in this video to share their unique & insightful perspectives of a recent IMPACT study’s findings.
“Its not where you live; its how you live,” Terrence Chappell’s mother, Marilyn, explains it well in this nicely done WBEZ piece. Chappell is a nightlife and society columnist for ChicagoPride.com who lives in Auburn Gresham. Take a look at his life in photos as WBEZ explores growing up gay from a south side perspective:
View the full story from WBEZ here.
View the full Auburn Gresham series here.
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The Center on Halsted in Chicago continued its SpeakOUT Series with 5 local LGBTQ hip hop artists talking about what it’s like to be queer in hip hop. Emcee Sage Morgan-Hubbard, IMPACT’s very own Lou Bigelow, local performers Charity Taitt and Emanuel Vinson, and hip hop star Tim’m West present the power and complexity of changing culture and making your voice heard.
“It’s sometimes really small acts of courage,” West said. “It’s very powerful for somebody to see two brothers on the South Side holding hands… Sometimes we think politics has to be a protest, but [it] can be deciding you’re not going to leave your lover behind when you go back home for the holidays anymore.”
“Rosa [Parks] didn’t wait for them to say, ‘It’s okay for you to sit in the front,’” West said. “At some point, you just have … Read More »