“And above all, we must claim our identity in freedom not in reaction to oppression or anger.”

A keynote address presented at the 3rd National Third World Lesbian/Gay Conference , held in Berkeley, CA, June 21-23, 1984.Continue Reading

Ignorance of each other is what has made unity impossible in the past. Therefore we need enlightenment. We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity. Once we have more knowledge, light, about each other we will stop condemningContinue Reading

“We are entering time of uncertainty and doubt about survival… We demand that the answers to this mysterious illness will not be held hostage by the individuals and institutions that hold power over our lives…. We will not allow ourselves to be victimized or blamed for what we are experiencing.”Continue Reading

Emerging as an outgrowth of the AIDS pandemic and the activism it brought forth, the 1990s saw a new wave of advocacy sweep through queer communities in Chicago and across the country. Political hostility, gay-for-pay media representation, and ongoing threats of physical violence pushed queer identities to the margins ofContinue Reading