Two months after the Illinois Senate passed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage, it has yet to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives (the House won't be back in session until April 30th). As pressure grows on reluctant lawmakers – including several members of the Black Caucus – many queer people of color say their voices aren’t being heard.
In many ways, this is an extension of a WBEZ conversation last summer in the Race: Out Loud series in which black lesbians and gay white men discussed being ‘out’ in segregated Chicago.
Here are the participants in this latest conversation:
Natalie Moore is WBEZ's South Side Bureau reporter. Follow her @natalieymoore.