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Easter is About Seeing Those at the Margins

For many Christians, Easter is a high holy holiday.

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Pope's Transparent Views on People Who Are Transgender

Pope Francis is a complicated, if not confusing, pontiff to the LGBTQ community—especially so to the transgender community.

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Remembering the Lovings this Valentine’s Day

Black History Month and Valentine's Day.

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A Road Map Beyond Black History Month

Black History Month (which kicked off on Feb. 1) became a national annual observance in 1926. The goal of the month is to honor and celebrate the achievements of African-Americans.

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Effects of Climate Change in my Backyard

God asks us to be stewards of the earth.

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Happy Holidays!

What’s in a greeting?

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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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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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