Earlier this year 'Eight Forty-Eight" devoted an entire show to exploring life for the everyday gay teen. Chicago teacher Tina Fakhrid-Deen was part of that show. She wasn't talking about the gay teen, however.
Illinois State Representative Deb Mell says she plans to marry fiancée Christin Baker in Iowa, despite the likely passage of a civil unions bill next year. “We’re thrilled and grateful, obviously,” Mell said about the law. “But we really want that marriage license.”
“Secret Historian” is a biography of Sam Steward, who has surely earned his place alongside Captain George Streeter and Big Bill Thompson as one of the most intriguing characters in Chicago history.To call Sam Steward gay would be to mislabel him.
Ifti Nasim left Pakistan more than 30 years ago because he wanted to live life as an openly gay man. He came to Chicago and joined the gay movement here. Nasim’s now the host of a local South Asian radio show.
Last summer, before my bride and I stepped out on a bright and clear Iowa afternoon to be married in her parents’ backyard, we kept peering through the windows to see who’d arrived. My cousins. Her cousins.