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Irene Monroe: Historic black LGBT intergenerational discussion on “Selma”

For the first time an intergenerational and interracial gathering of LGBTQ voices meet and create a paradigm of how future discussions about "Black Lives Matter" movement should take place.

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Is a marriage-equality compromise taking shape at the Supreme Court?

There are good reasons why Justice Anthony Kennedy (who is solicitous toward gay rights but also centrally concerned with federalism and the prerogatives of the states) and Chief Justice John Roberts (who may be thinking about how history will judge him) might see the possibility for some creative middle ground: “yes” on the right to remain married, but “question-reserved-for-another-day” on the right to get married.

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Irene Monroe: Martin Luther King Jr.'s expansive dream

I know that the struggle against racism that King talked about is only legitimate if I am also fighting anti-Semitism, homophobia, sexism, classism - not only out in the world but also in myself.

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Op ed: Your God and my dignity: Religious liberty, bigotry and gays

I've been called many unpleasant things in my life, and I’ve deserved no small number of them. But I chafe at this latest label: A threat to your religious liberty.

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Op ed: You count at Diversionary

"A lot has changed for the LGBT community since Diversionary was founded 28 years ago. I’m honored to say that we’ve played a part in that change. With your support, we will continue Diversionary’s time-tested legacy of producing important, thought-provoking, and refreshing LGBT theatre for many years to come!"

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  • Irene Monroe: Historic black LGBT intergenerational discussion on “Selma”

    For the first time an intergenerational and interracial gathering of LGBTQ voices meet and create a paradigm of how future discussions about "Black Lives Matter" movement should take place.

  • Is a marriage-equality compromise taking shape at the Supreme Court?

    There are good reasons why Justice Anthony Kennedy (who is solicitous toward gay rights but also centrally concerned with federalism and the prerogatives of the states) and Chief Justice John Roberts (who may be thinking about how history will judge him) might see the possibility for some creative middle ground: “yes” on the right to remain married, but “question-reserved-for-another-day” on the right to get married.

  • Irene Monroe: Martin Luther King Jr.'s expansive dream

    I know that the struggle against racism that King talked about is only legitimate if I am also fighting anti-Semitism, homophobia, sexism, classism - not only out in the world but also in myself.

  • Op ed: Your God and my dignity: Religious liberty, bigotry and gays

    I've been called many unpleasant things in my life, and I’ve deserved no small number of them. But I chafe at this latest label: A threat to your religious liberty.

  • Op ed: You count at Diversionary

    "A lot has changed for the LGBT community since Diversionary was founded 28 years ago. I’m honored to say that we’ve played a part in that change. With your support, we will continue Diversionary’s time-tested legacy of producing important, thought-provoking, and refreshing LGBT theatre for many years to come!"

  • Irene Monroe: Finding "home" for the holidays

    Let us make home, if not with biological family, then certainly with beloved friends. To Christians and non-Christians alike, let us find home for the holidays.

  • Irene Monroe: What’s in a greeting?

    One would think that an all-inclusive seasonal greeting emblematic of our nation’s religious diversity would be embraced by us all with two simple words: Happy holidays!

  • State of LGBT rights: Married on Sunday, but fired on Monday

    The victories for same-sex marriage are amazing. But LGBT people can still be fired or denied housing in 29 states. Still a long way to go.

  • Human Rights Day: Fight back against homophobia, transphobia

    Unchecked prejudice often leads directly to discrimination, violence and the denial of basic human rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. We want you to help us change this.

  • HRC: Addressing hate crimes

    HRC’s guide shows state-level advocates what their state legislatures must do to fully address the problem of hate crimes.

  • Irene Monroe: World AIDS Day and my community’s ongoing struggle

    According to the CDC in 2010, 1 in 22 African-Americans will be diagnosed HIV-positive in their lifetime. And, it’s 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: Remembering Two-Spirits this Thanksgiving

    At Thanksgiving, I am also reminded of my Two-Spirit Native American brothers and sisters who struggle with their families and tribes not approving of their sexual identities and gender expressions as many of us do with our families and faith communities.

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