1. Noah's Arc (www.noahsarc.net): By the time this issue of Identity is published, you'll be available to purchase the DVD of this ground-breaking series that centers on the lives of four Black gay men (Noah, Alex, Ricky, and Chance) in Los Angeles. Find out all about the film at this site, which includes profiles of the cast, including the very fine actor Darryl Stephens (Noah). There's also a store and extra goodies such as desktop items you can download.
2. China's homosexuals (www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2004/05/09/chinas_homosexuals_mark_small_steps_toward_equal_rights/): This article deals with how Chinese homosexuals (called tonghzi), like those in many other countries, have to deal with the conflict between being true to themselves and honoring tradition. Although there has been some progress in Asia (including tonghzi having their own annual conference), the article illustrates that the wheels of change sometimes turn very slowly.
3. Windy City Pride (www.windycitypride.org): Headquartered in the Hyatt Regency hotel, the theme of the get-together (June 30-July 4) for GLBT Blacks is 'United in Pride 2004.' Check out this site to find out what events are scheduled.
4. Women in the Life (www.womeninthelife.com): Geared to lesbians of color, the site is an intriguing mix of news, profiles, and off-beat features. Be sure to peruse some of the columns, such as Kama Sutra and Girlz Got Game—although we already knew that.
5. Ahbab—The Queer Arabs Site (www.glas.org/ahbab/): Ahbab is a branch of the Gay and Lesbian Arabic Society (GLAS), a group that, according to its Web site, 'aim[s] to promote positive images of Gays and Lesbians in Arab communities worldwide,' among other things. Find out the latest news, read how you can support GLAS, and even take a look at the personals. Also, it would be wise to read the Arab HIV section; it's loaded with helpful info.
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