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So far Irene Monroe has created 33 blog entries.

Whither Gay Provincetown?

August 28th, 2015|

The best week to be in Provincetown is the week of Carnival. The parade is its signature extravaganza.

While many would […]

Is The Provincetown Carnival Losing Its Queerness?

August 27th, 2015|

The best week to be in Provincetown is the week of Carnival. The parade is its signature extravaganza.

While many would […]

The Stonewall I Remember Wasn’t Just White

August 11th, 2015|

“By institutionalizing memory, resisting the onset of oblivion, recalling the memory of tragedy that for long years remained hidden or […]

Black Women, Gay Men Suffering at the Hands of Police

August 2nd, 2015|

For many African-American women, like myself, Sandra Bland’s death, possibly resulting from police brutality, doesn’t feel like news. The national […]

Where Is My Black Body Safe In America?

July 30th, 2015|

The reality of unarmed African American women being beaten, profiled, sexually violated and murdered by law enforcement officials with alarming […]

The Atticus We Don’t Want to Know

July 20th, 2015|

The literary world rejoiced when news disclosed that reclusive author Harper Lee was soon to release her second book Go […]

Church Burnings and Southern Resistance — Is It 1963 Again?

July 3rd, 2015|

I am a child of the black church. And like so many of my African-American LGBTQ brothers and sisters, we […]

Marriage Equality: Okay, But I Ain’t Moving to Georgia!

June 30th, 2015|

For some time now, my spouse and I have been bickering over where we should live in our retirement years. […]

We Must Keep Talking

June 25th, 2015|

As we all try to move away from America’s racial past, the Charleston black church massacre, leaving nine dead-including its […]

Obama used the n-word appropriately

June 24th, 2015|

When news broke that President Obama used the n-word during the podcast interview “WTF with Marc Maron” about America’s racial […]