Rev. Irene

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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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America Cleans Up Its Homophobic Lexicon

As the country becomes more accepting of the civil rights of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) Americans, it is also beginning to reexamine its language used to demeans us.

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No Gay Animals On Noah's Ark

Like many Russell Crowe fans, I ran to see Darren Aronofsky's controversial film "Noah" on opening day.

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Religious Rights Cookie-Cott is Full of Caca!

This is the time of year I'll hear soft knocks at my door.

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Rev. Irene

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About This Blog

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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