Claiborne Smith

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  • 11 years ago | Longform

    At closing time on a recent Saturday night, Ignacio leaned against the bar at Bamboleo's, a gay Latino club near Oak Lawn, satisfied that he'd snared one last beer before the cut-off. He wanted it known that he usually would have been drunk by tha...

  • 11 years ago | Longform

    On the day his name first appeared in the news, Father Justin Lucio had no reason to believe that it would be there at all. He was sitting at his desk, completing paperwork that would help an undocumented immigrant become legal. This was in 1984, ...