“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.
A Pentecostal leader with controversial views about homosexuality is jumping into Chicago’s mayoral race. Rev. Wilfredo De Jesús, senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Humboldt Park, is planning to announce his candidacy Thursday at the park’s boathouse.