African Homophobia: Denouncing homosexuality is one of the ways these African countries decry perceived neo-colonialism.
Nigeria Anti-Gay Law: Nigerian lawmakers say their stance ois true evidence of a proud and participatory “democracy in action.”
Michael Sam Coming Out — His coming out will be the true litmus test if the league is indeed open and accepting of its gay players.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman: Thought not a public advocate for LGBTQ rights, but his many gay-themed roles portraying of us indeed helped our cause.
ENDA in 2014 — Even in 2014 ENDA has absolutely no change of passing in an unabashedly anti-Obama GOP-controlled House of Representatives.
Robin Roberts Comes Out — Black celebs’s public coming out events correct and heal a community’s irrational and persistent fear.
Mandela LGBTQ Advocacy — Mandela neither tamped down nor stemmed anti-gay rhetoric, murderous acts or homophobic witch-hunting.
Rev. Irene Monroe: AIDS is the leading cause of death among African American women between the ages of 25-34 and African American men between the ages of 35-44.
Irene Monroe: While we have to credit Baldwin for his staunch support of marriage equality, gay civil rights, and of also having a bevy of LGBTQ friends, Alec Baldwin has finally maxed out with mea culpas to the community.
Rev. Irene Monroe: the UMC is not in lockstep with the changing societal tide toward LGBTQ acceptance; it is also not in lockstep with its own more progressive arm of “reconciling and inclusive” congregations.
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?
Rev. Irene Monroe: This truth shatters a revered icon for LGBTQ rights, one deliberately chosen because of race, gender and economic background.
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.