Monogamous: To Be or Not to Be?

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Rev. Irene Monroe: While many religious conservatives might argue that the legalization of same-gender marriage and shows like HBO’s “Big Love,” we have to ask ourselves is monogamy a natural instinct in us or is it a social construct which was obviously devised to protect and to regulate the institution of heterosexual marriage?

Harlem Wrestles with Homophobia

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Rev. Irene Monroe: Harlem still remains as both a complicated open and closeted queer social hot spot. Harlem’s transgender community wrestles more than any of us LGBQs with Harlem’s homophobia.

The Queer Politics of Writing on Race

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Rev. Irene Monroe: Civil rights struggles in this country, unfortunately, have primarily been understood and demonstrated as tribal and unconnected rather than intersectional and interdependent.

Black, Gay, and Living in a Voting Rights, NO! Gay Marriage, YES! World

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Irene Monroe: Many note how far the LGBTQ community has traveled—from a disenfranchised group on the fringe of America’s mainstream to a community now on the verge of full equality. But not all members of our community have crossed the finish line.

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