Commentary

Divided LGBTQ communities on Israeli-Palestine conflict
By July 26, 2014 Read More →

Divided LGBTQ communities on Israeli-Palestine conflict

Rev. Irene Monroe As Secretary of State John F. Kerry flies to the Middle East to broker an Israeli- Palestine cease-fire, the tensions of this conflict have also divided our Boston LGBTQ communities. In a recent protest rally—of the many that have been on the streets of Boston I’ve seen, watched and read about—members in […]

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SF Blacks do not need Affirmative Action or Human Rights Commission
By July 26, 2014 Read More →

SF Blacks do not need Affirmative Action or Human Rights Commission

As a former member of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission’s Equity Advisory Committee, I can honestly say the commission should be disbanded for this simple reason: This commission was created in 1964 as a tool of justice to fight discrimination against Blacks. Today it is nothing more than a political tool for the mayor. […]

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Cameron betrays equality
By June 26, 2014 Read More →

Cameron betrays equality

Straight civil partnerships remain banned Same-sex couples now have legal advantage London, UK – David Cameron has betrayed the principle of equality by refusing to allow opposite-sex couples to have a civil partnership. His government is maintaining legal discrimination against straight partners. In a democracy, we should all be equal before the law. He was […]

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Politically Correct and Print Media Riding Side-Saddle on Redskins Name
By June 23, 2014 Read More →

Politically Correct and Print Media Riding Side-Saddle on Redskins Name

In an attempt to get the Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder to change the name of Redskins, the politically correct (PC) have called in the Calvary; charging with a guilt riddled flag to pressure Snyder. The US Patent and Trademark Office determined the use of the name Redskins as “disparaging” to Native Americans in its […]

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Boston’s LGBTQ people of color take Pride in health
By June 21, 2014 Read More →

Boston’s LGBTQ people of color take Pride in health

Rev. Irene Monroe The New York Times last December came out with a front-page article on HIV/AIDS among African American and Latino “men who have sex with men.” And its opening words were both shocking and unsparing: “The AIDS epidemic in America is rapidly becoming concentrated among poor, young black and Hispanic men who have […]

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Racial Divide in LGBTQ communities could have derailed marriage debate in Massachusetts
By May 20, 2014 Read More →

Racial Divide in LGBTQ communities could have derailed marriage debate in Massachusetts

Racial Divide in LGBTQ communities could have derailed marriage debate in Massachusetts Rev. Irene Monroe Marriage Equality in Massachusetts hit its 10 year mark on May 17th. With this 10th Anniversary I’m proud of the indefatigable energy and genius that made it possible. But, I didn’t always feel that way. And my opinions, and those […]

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Sugar Daddy Complex
By April 29, 2014 Read More →

Sugar Daddy Complex

It is funny how no matter at what age you become, you will still be in some stereotype. Recently, I was having a conversation with one of my friends who is a little older than me. He brought up the fact that older men find it harder to find love in this superficial and crazy LGBT community.

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1971 gay marriage ban is history. Rejoice!
By March 29, 2014 Read More →

1971 gay marriage ban is history. Rejoice!

London, UK – I rejoice that the ban on same-sex marriage in England and Wales is finally being lifted after a campaign for its repeal that lasted 33 years. The ban was imposed for the first time in 1971. Previously, there was no legal prohibition on same-sex marriage. The 1949 Marriage Act does not require […]

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White gay men are not the culprits gentrifying Harlem
By March 26, 2014 Read More →

White gay men are not the culprits gentrifying Harlem

White gay men are not the culprits gentrifying Harlem Rev. Irene Monroe On March 12th witnesses and residents of the area all reported hearing an explosion before the buildings leveled leaving plumes of dust where they once stood. Tremors from the fiery blast were felt more than a mile away. The night before the conflagration […]

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Questioning National Football League Moral Stance on Race
By March 25, 2014 Read More →

Questioning National Football League Moral Stance on Race

By Allen Jones If signed, Arizona businesses would have had the right to refuse service to gays on religious grounds. February 24, 2014 the NFL slipped a memo to the Arizona governor via the press: “Our policies emphasize tolerance and inclusiveness, and prohibit discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or any other […]

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