Queeries: Audio interview with Kiam Marcelo Junio on queer community, Filipina identity and performance art

Queeries: Audio interview with Kiam Marcelo Junio on queer community, Filipina identity and performance art

Multidisciplinary artist Kiam Marcelo Junio welcomed Joe Varisco of JRV MAJESTY Productions and Chicago IRL magazine into his Pilson home for a conversation on performance work, queer spaces, intersectional identities and Junio’s military experiences, among other topics. “I feel like to really make a change or effect something [queer life] needs to be visible on a large scale because we know that this … Continue reading

Roe v. Wade turns 40 amid waning abortion access

Roe v. Wade turns 40 amid waning abortion access

After years of litigation in the Roe v. Wade case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of Roe, legalizing abortion 40 years ago today. The court extended the right to privacy clause in the 14th Amendment to a person’s choice to have an abortion; however, that right must be balanced with the state’s interest to protect … Continue reading

Queeries: Audio interview with Jacqueline Boyd on inclusive queer community and tackling segregation

Queeries: Audio interview with Jacqueline Boyd on inclusive queer community and tackling segregation

Queer Choir director and fellow fierce fat femme Jacqueline Boyd recently sat down with Joe Varisco of JRV MAJESTY Productions and Chicago IRL magazine to discuss Boyd’s work with Chances Dances grant funding board and Chicago’s queer community at large, among other things. “If we want [community] to change and if we ourselves want to be made better by actually being inclusive … Continue reading

Election 2012 resources for American voters

Election 2012 resources for American voters

‘Tis the season to head to the polls, but voting isn’t as easy as just showing up. So, if you are casting a ballot, check out these resources: Verify your voter registration status, where to vote and what sort of identification is required to cast a ballot at CanIVote.org. Many states allow early voting. Check with … Continue reading

Touchdown Jesus rises again

Touchdown Jesus rises again

Behold! Jesus has risen again. And Huggy Jesus is so boring compared to his predecessor. Touchdown Jesus — the 6-story King of Kings statue emerging from the lake in front of Solid Rock Church on I-75 between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio — went from this: to this: when a so-called act of God in the … Continue reading