Rev. Irene Monroe's blogs

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Astraea honoring Boston’s sheroes

The evening of May 12th at the South End’s wildly popular Bohemian hip spot “The Beehive” was a night to remember.  ...

Marriage Equality hangs in the balance with Supreme Court

With thirty-seven states now legal proponents of marriage equality along with our nation’s capitol LGBTQ Americans and our allies knew it would be just a matter of time before the issue would be ...

Q Boston Conference About Us, Not For Us

Here in LGBTQ-friendly Massachusetts, there are not too many places where we are not welcome. We are invited to conferences, schools, public events, and churches. ...

Conversion Therapies Deadly Outcomes

I wish Leelah was alive today. ...

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”. ...
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