Guest contribution by Jennet Posey On November 24, 2014 when it was announced that killer cop Darren Wilson will not be charged for the shooting death of Michael Brown, Chicagoans took to the streets and shut them down. [Photos by Jennet Posey] Created with flickr slideshow.

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My Coming Out Story

In honor of National Coming Out Day, we’re sharing 22-year-old Eric Amaya’s coming out story. Eric is a cast member of the Youtube series “Queer Code,” an HIV prevention counselor/tester, and a young gay activist.

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Maybe

Maybe we shook hands before. Maybe we talked and laughed before. Maybe you thought I was a good person. Maybe you didn’t know much about my past. Maybe I was left dead on the street. Maybe you’ll base all of your opinions on the pictures you saw of my past on TV. Maybe you’ll forget I was human?

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Por Elio Leturia José Antonio Vargas ha pasado la mayor parte de su vida escondido detrás de un secreto: vivir indocumentado en los Estados Unidos. Cerca de 12 millones de personas en los EEUU comparten tal secreto bajo el miedo de la deportación. Pero Vargas, quien salió del clóset de los papeles falsos cuando publicó […]

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Por Elio Leturia Articulada y expresiva es Yoani Sánchez, la bloguera cubana que participó el 8 de junio en la Trigésima Feria del Libro Printers Row que organiza el periódico Chicago Tribune todos los años. “No pretendemos emular a los websites que se actualizan cada dos minutos”, empezó diciendo Sánchez al anunciar que el 21 […]

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Yesterday UIC undocumented students came out at their campus to “denounce lingering fear as well as defy a culture of silence that disregards student voices.” This is Lulu Martinez’s story. Lulu was part of the DREAM 9 activists who started the Bring Them Home campaign at the border. My name is Lulu and I am […]

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