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Laughing At The Absurdities Of Black Homophobia

“BootyCandy” is a thinly veiled coming-out story of growing up African American and gay.

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A Feminist Takeover Remembered

“Left on Pearl" helps celebrate the women’s movement.

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A Religious Utopia Turned Nightmare

The Jonestown massacre: Why did it happen and could it happen again?

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Que(e)rying Harper Lee

Mourning the passing of author Harper Lee.

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Beyoncé Does Justice to New Orleans’s Rich Queer Culture

"Formation" celebrates identities that once sparked shame but now inspire pride.

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Why Homophobic Harlem Church Building Should Become LGBT Homeless Youth Shelter

Gentrification of neighborhoods always disrupts existing communities within them.

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“Pope-’splaining" Catholic Church’s Homophobia

Italy is one of the major European countries that don’t recognize marriage equality for its LGBTQ denizens.

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Bathroom Laws Policing Our Genitals

Conservatives have always been a demographic group obsessed with policing this nation’s genitals.

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Where Would MLK Have Stood On Marriage Equality?

Would King today be a public advocate for LGBTQ rights?

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Remember Our Homeless LGBTQ Youth This Holiday Season

The holiday season is a difficult time of year for many.

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Rev. Irene

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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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