Reverend Irene Monroe to Receive Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders’ 2012 Spirit of Justice Award

By: Tuesday July 10, 2012 12:55 pm

I have wonderful news — long-time LGBT equality activist (and Blend guest contributor) will receive this year’s Spirit of Justice Award from Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD). It is an honor that is well-deserved; Rev. Monroe is a human being of great depth and caring for others and a towering example of personal [...]

Guest column by Rev. Irene Monroe: Homophobe Tim Hardaway’s change of words

By: Saturday September 17, 2011 8:05 am

In the African American community we desperately need public role models denouncing homophobic bullying, vitriol, and discrimination. Since too few role models come from the Black Church, many of us lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) brothers and sisters of African descent look to black role models, especially males, in the areas of entertainment [...]

Rev. Irene Monroe: Chaz comes out dancing

By: Thursday September 1, 2011 8:18 am

It’s wonderful to able to share with our new FDL readers an essay from one of our gem guest contributors at the Blend, the Reverend Irene Monroe. She is a graduate from Wellesley College and Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, and served as a pastor at an African-American church before coming to Harvard Divinity [...]

Guest column by Irene Monroe: Malcolm X was "gay-for-pay"

By: Thursday April 7, 2011 2:27 pm

Malcolm X was “gay-for-pay” by Rev. Irene Monroe Before any of us in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities laud Malcolm X as our new gay icon or castigate him for being a black heterosexist nationalist on the “down low,” we might need to closely examine the recent revelation that for a period in [...]

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