Rev. Irene Monroe's blogs

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Pope Francis Needs His Gay Priests

To the shock of many of us LGBTQ people of faith is the Vatican’s recent decision in the document “The Gift of Priestly Vocation,” to ban gays to the priesthood; thus, reaffirming it’s 2005 stance. ...

A congresswoman's public forum on how to survive a Trump presidency

Democratic Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District since 2013, has never been someone to shy away from difficult issues. ...

Laughing to keep from crying in “The Scottsboro Boys”

Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb’s production of “The Scottsboro Boys” is here’s now in Beantown. ...

Love and Violence in Black LGBTQ Communities

The Jills* were the envy among us lesbian couples of African descent. ...

Swimming Upstream for Black Votes

Black votes matter! So, too, the black lives many politicians pander to in order to get them. ...

Staying High in These Days of Going Low

When we see hate speech and injustice, we must hold tight to Michelle Obama’s words. ...

White LGBTQ community, I need your help against police harassment!

I am always worried to the point of nail-biting when my spouse leaves in the morning for Boston Medical Center if she’ll return home to me, because she’s always stopped by the Cambridge or Boston p ...

Targeted Act of a Terrorist’s Hate

June is LGBTQ pride month and parades and festivities abound month-long. ...

United Methodist Church’s inhospitality toward its LGBTQs

The United Methodist Church is in the need of prayer. And, one that emphasizes full inclusion of all its parishioners.  ...

Looking Back on The Anniversaries of May 17th

When you reside at the intersections of multiple identities anniversaries of your civil rights struggles can be both bitter and sweet. And this May 17th was a reminder. ...
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