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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

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

VAWA: GOP representatives team up for LGBT, tribal and undocumented immigrant inclusion

VAWA: GOP representatives team up for LGBT, tribal and undocumented immigrant inclusion

Republican Congress members Judy Biggert and Robert Dold, both from Illinois, met with anti-violence advocates July 31, to call for bipartisan support of an LGBT-inclusive reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. In May, the House of Representatives passed a version of the VAWA reauthorization bill that cut protections and programs for same-sex couples, indigenous … Continue reading