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Irene Monroe: Confronting echoes of the AIDS hysteria as we battle Ebola

The unrelenting tenacity of the Ebola virus - like HIV/AIDS - has taught us much about the preciousness of life, and about the various faces - across race, class and gender, country and continent - who wore and continue to wear the face of this disease.

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Fearing blacks and gays

"The defense of 'traditional marriage' is not unlike the defense of 'traditional segregation'..."

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Irene Monroe: A personal story about climate change

A lesbian couple can vouch that coastal and seaport cities in the Northeast are now experiencing the violent vicissitudes of global climate change with its increasing rainfall and coastal flooding.

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Irene Monroe: Black children are "beloved and beaten"

The Rev. Irene Monroe looks at the roots of African-American corporal punishment of children, and urges us to break from from a shackle of our past.

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Irene Monroe: The Joan Rivers you might have not known

You either loved Joan Rivers or you hated her. But WE loved her for her embrace of US.

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  • Nicole Murray Ramirez condemns "The smearing of Carl DeMaio"

    "I am so disgusted with the local Democratic Party and Scott Peters that after decades of being a Democrat I am going to re-register as an Independent," he writes today in LGBT Weekly.

  • The anti-gay hatefest: A who's who of the 2014 Values Voter Summit

    This weekend, Republican elected officials including Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul, and Gov. Bobby Jindal will take part in what has become an annual ritual for potential GOP presidential contenders: they will seek to curry the favor of the Religious Right by speaking at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit.

  • The despicable antigay attack on Arkansas’ courts

    Attacks on our courts are outrageous and put our system of justice at risk, but we do not have to resign ourselves to the “new normal” of a politicized judicial branch.

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