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Rev. Irene

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World AIDS Day and my Community’s Ongoing Struggle

Dec. 1 was World AIDS Day!

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Remembering Two-Spirits this Thanksgiving

As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance.

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A Mayor Who Was an Ally to Black LGBTQ Communities

Thomas Menino was inarguably one of the best mayors the city of Boston ever had.

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African American Sisters Aging with HIV and Co-Morbidities

HIV self management is nothing short of difficult.

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Back-to-School Not Welcoming to all LGBTIQ Students

Massachusetts back-to-school season proving a challenge for LGBTIQ students.

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Divided LGBTQ Communities on Israeli-Palestine Conflict

Boston LGBTQ community divided.

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Black Pride

Distinct & Emblematic

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Presbyterian Church Crawling Toward Marriage Equality

From "a man and a woman" to "two people".

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Us Dykes March To a Different Beat

Pride parades will take place all over the country this month, and Boston’s was this weekend.

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Mother Teresa’s Canonization Dissed

Pope Francis has overlooked women in his calculus.

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The Reverend Monroe is an ordained minister, motivational speaker and she speaks for a sector of society that is frequently invisible.
 
Monroe is  a Huffington Post blogger and a syndicated religion columnist. Her columns appear in 43 cities across the country and in the U.K, and Canada.  And she writes a weekly column in the Boston home LGBTQ newspaper Baywindows

Monroe stated that her "columns are an interdisciplinary approach drawing on critical race theory, African American , queer and religious studies. As an religion columnist I try to  inform the public of the role religion plays in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Because homophobia is both a hatred of the “other ” and it’s usually acted upon ‘in the name of religion,” by reporting religion in the news I aim to highlight how religious intolerance and fundamentalism not only shatters the goal of American democracy, but also aids in perpetuating other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism and anti-Semitism."

 

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