Keeping the faith and finding a home

Keeping the faith and finding a home

Joanna has two birth certificates, one labeled “indeterminate” and the other marked “male.” After living a majority of her life as male but identifying as lesbian, Joanna, who asked to be identified only by her first name, wants people to know that she is not a freak...
Online, a community can click

Online, a community can click

Social media is the lifeline of the 21st century. And while some believe the way people communicate through the Internet is socially isolating, it serves as a vital connection for others. An LGBTQ presence has erupted online through a unique support system that can...
One thing NLGJA is not: All over the map

One thing NLGJA is not: All over the map

This year’s convention of the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association in Chicago drew strong crowds from big cities but saw much lower turnout from southern states and smaller towns — indicating that LGBT journalists still gravitate toward large urban areas....
Chicago artist’s life is his masterpiece

Chicago artist’s life is his masterpiece

Matt Morris is an interdisciplinary artist who teaches painting, drawing and sculpture at the School of Art Institute of Chicago. He developed a class called “Painting Queer” and is a contributing writer and critic for Newcity Art and Art Forum. About the...