Irene Monroe: While family, friends, and fans blame Whitney’s colossal downfall on drugs and Boston’s bad boy Bobby Brown, both functioned to mask her sexuality.
Rev. Irene Monroe: During the 1920s in Harlem, the renowned Savoy Ballroom and the Rockland Palace hosted drag ball extravaganzas with prizes awarded for the best costumes.
Rev. Irene Monroe: Jenner’s recent tell-all memoir “The Secrets of My Life” has pissed off several folks, where her former wife Kris Kardashians was at the front of the line.
The sanctification of violence in America’s football is traceable to the Muscular Christianity Movement in the 1980’s.
A good indicator of Boston’s racial intolerance might be to look at the backlash Boston Globe columnist Renee Graham received from her op-eds.
Irene Monroe: For too long Yiannopoulos felt he was unstoppable when it came to his unfettered free speech as an exercise of his First Amendment right
Irene Monroe: Long, like too many African American ministers on the “down low,” had erected his bully pulpit denouncing LGBTQs while using his clerical authority to court and to covet them.
ospel music undeniably has a queerness at its roots that has not only shaped the genre but it has continued to give gospel music its enduring vibrancy One of black gospel’s darling and Pentecostal preacher Kim Burrell was ousted from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, sending shock waves throughout the African American community. Burrell along with […]
Irene Monroe: Long before June officially became Gay Pride Month, and October “Coming Out Month” for the LGBTQ community, Halloween was unofficially our yearly celebrated “holiday,” dating as far back at the 1970s when it was a massive annual street party in San Francisco’s Castro district.
Rev. Irene Monroe: October is Domestic Awareness Month, and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities of color, not enough attention, education, intervention and advocacy is given to this issue.
Irene Monroe: Clinton, a former attorney, knows that many poor people spend countless years in jail for a crime they did not commit because of ineffective counseling and poor legal representation.
Irene Monroe: This election year we have a candidate who’s turned hate speech into a campaign platform. In response, I’m taking Michelle’s advice and directing it toward another first lady. They can go low, but I’m going “with her.”
Rev. Irene Monroe: This June will be the one year anniversary of “Obergefell v. Hodges,” the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states.