Rev. Irene Monroe's blogs

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Easter is about seeing those at the margins

For many Christians, Easter is a high holy holiday—it’s the religious bedrock that not only anchors them in their faith, but it also shapes and governs their view of the world. ...

The Love That Dare Not Speak its Name

With The Year We Thought About Love, Cantabrigian filmmaker Ellen Brodsky has made what some might call a dangerous documentary about youth in love, and what others would call a welcoming ...

Boston’s Forgotten Role in the Women’s Movement

March is Women’s History Month and Mary Dore’s documentary “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” helps us celebrate, remember, and cheer  one of our most vilified s ...

Pope's transparent views on transgenders

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

Remembering the Lovings this Valentine’s Day

On this upcoming Valentine’s Day, I am reminded of no greater challenge to marriage equality than same-sex marriage that many LGBTQ activists are still struggling for in their states. ...

Historic Black LGBTQ Intergenerational Discussion on “Selma”

If Bayard Rustin were alive today he certainly would have been proud on Monday as the LGBTQ communities held discussions on the film “Selma”. ...

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Expansive Dream

Martin Luther King's actual birthday is January 15th, and I believe if MLK were alive today he would be well pleased with Ava DuVernay's film "Selma." Many people working for justice today stand on ...

That day after Christmas

Garbage pick-up on my block is every Thursday. But with Christmas falling on that day of the week, this year garbage pick-up rolled over to Friday. ...

Finding Home for the Holidays

The Christmas season is a difficult time of year for me. ...

What Is In A Greeting?

One would think that an all-inclusive seasonal greeting emblematic of our nation’s religious diversity would be embraced by us all with two simple words—Happy Holidays! ...
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