The San Francisco Chronicle reported June 14 that U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention threatened 'to pull funding from
a controversial San Francisco AIDS prevention program that employs sexually explicit street language to promote safer sex
In letters to the Stop AIDS Project and to the city Dept. of Public Health, the CDC said it appeared that the programs about gay
sexuality violate a law barring use of federal money to 'encourage or promote sexual activity.'There is a benefit for the AIDS
Foundation of Chicago Monday, June 23, 8-11 p.m., at the Double Door, 1572 N. Milwaukee. It will feature Wailin' Walter and the
Blues Screamers, New Math, and Roho; $5 minimum donation at the door.
On Pride Week Monday, June 23, the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame will begin its 2003 fundraising effort with the 12th
Pride and Joy Reception at Buddies' Restaurant and Bar, 3301 N. Clark St., 6-10 p.m.; $10. See www.GLHallofFame.org .
The AIDS Memorial Quilt, NAMES Project Foundation, Chicago Chapter, 3732 N. Broadway, will host an open house Saturday, June
28, from noon to 4 p.m. The public is encouraged and invited to attend at no cost.
The open house will feature complimentary food and beverages, a small display of AIDS Memorial Quilt panels and an afternoon
National HIV Testing Day was established by the National Association of People with AIDS in 1995 to promote HIV/AIDS
awareness and encourage community members to learn their status. For more information call the State of Illinois AIDS Hotline at
(800) AID-AIDS; the National AIDS Hotline at (800) 342-AIDS (English) or (800) 344-SIDA (Español); 311 for Chicago-area testing
locations; or visit www.nhtd.org . Events are scheduled June 27-28.
The Chicago Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce presents Chamber Honors 2003 Tuesday, June 24, at Sidetrack. Call
(773) 303-0167, email@example.com .
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With the U.S. Supreme Court expected to issue its ruling in Lambda Legal's case challenging Texas's 'Homosexual Conduct' law
this month, local events around the nation are being planned for the day the decision is announced—possibly Monday, June 23. In
Illinois, a rally in Chicago is set for 7 p.m. on the day of the decision, at the corner of Halsted and Roscoe. Call Chicago Anti-Bashing
Network, (773) 878-3697. See www.LambdaLegal.org/MakingHistory .
'When Bias = Death: Homosexuality, Eddie Hartman and the Death Penalty,' a panel discussion, is planned for June 22, 2 p.m. at
Broadway Methodist University Church, 3344 N. Broadway. Speakers include Mark Kleinschmidt and Joey Mogul.
Nothing says queer pride quite like tuxes and taffeta. The Chicago Kings host their third annual Pride Show, featuring the bow-
tied and boutonniered boogie-ing of your favorite Kings. The event is Friday, June 27, Circuit, 3641 N. Halsted, 9 p.m.; show starts at
10 p.m., $8, $5 with Circuit Pass.
'Heartland Pride Jubilee' is a 10-day Pride festival coordinated by the Hearts Foundation. Call (773) 244-6000 or see
On Friday, June 27, 2003, Center on Halsted will host its 'Centered on Pride' at the future Center's location on the corner of
Waveland and Halsted, from 6-11 p.m., $5 This year's event will feature carnival games, children's story time presented by the
Gerber/Hart Library, salsa lessons thanks to Amigas Latinas and Association of Latino Men in Action, and face painting and hair
braiding by Femme to Femme. Call (773) 348-8264.
Experiment: Gay and Straight, a special Fox Chicago series by Mark Saxenmeyer and Darlene Hill, has been re-edited with extra
scenes from the taping of gays and lesbians living along with straights for one week. There will be two screenings on Channel 21
(CAN TV) Friday, June 27, 10-11:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 29, 7:30-9 p.m. See Web site www.whatsup.com/experiment .
Chicago businessman Blair Hull is officially launching his campaign for U.S. Senate June 25 with a tour of 18 cities. He listed the
Chicago Gay Pride Parade June 29 as part of his schedule of kick-off events.
Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Dorothy Brown has administered an amendment to her Executive Order on Human
Rights, affirming her compliance to equal opportunity for all employees. Sexual orientation was already included—now she has
added the category of gender identity.