Rev. Irene Monroe's blogs

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Where Would MLK Have Stood on Marriage Equality?

This MLK holiday reminds me how Alabama has always been a troubling  state when it comes to upholding the civil rights of its denizens. ...

Remember Our Homeless LGBTQ Youth this Holiday Season

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

The War On Christmas, Not Going Away Any Time Soon

With Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, and Christmas all celebrated this time of year, one would think that we would embrace an all-inclusive seasonal greeting emblematic of our nation’s religiou ...

On World AIDS Day Report on Black Community Still Grim

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day! ...

The Refugees who Came for Thanksgiving

As I prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I am reminded of the autumnal harvest time's spiritual significance. As a time of connectedness, I pause to acknowledge what I have to be thankful for. ...

Where is Log Cabin Republican Activism this Campaign Season?

With four GOP debates now aired where all the presidential hopefuls are clearly either conservative or ultra-conservative on social issues, one has to wonder—where are the Log Cabin Republicans in ...

What Should White LGBTQ Organizations do Post-Marriage Equality?

With this June’s historic Supreme Court ruling—Obergefell v. ...

Democratic Presidential debate left Out LGBTQ issues

The  first Democratic Presidential debate of the 2016 season was an exemplary example of civil discourse compared to what the American public witnessed with the GOP’s presidential debate. ...

Rev Irene Monroe: My Disappointment with the Pontiff’s Visit

Pope Francis continues to send seismic shock waves across the globe, and the  rapturous reception he received from his historic six-day US visit gave us a glimpse as to why. ...

Not Recovered, Hurricane Katrina’s Struggling Black Gay Community

It has been over a decade now since Hurricane Katrina barreled through New Orleans (NO). Today, much of the Big Easy has gotten its groove back. ...
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