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So far Irene Monroe has created 34 blog entries.

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 […]

The Transparency of a “Incog-Negro”

June 22nd, 2015|

In trying to make sense of Rachel Dolezal, the self-identified “black” woman of two white parents, and the thought-provoking queries […]

It’s time to sidestep political correctness and have a dialogue on race

June 19th, 2015|

American novelist William Faulkner wrote in his 1951 novel “Requiem for a Nun,” “The past is never dead. It’s not […]

People of Color Prides Party to a Different Beat

June 11th, 2015|

A critical view on Pride Month

Pride parades will be taking place all over the country this month. As we all […]

Is Caitlyn Jenner the right poster girl for trans equality?

June 3rd, 2015|

Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, has once again captured the world’s attention. And this time not as America’s […]

Astraea Honoring Boston’s Heroines

May 28th, 2015|

The evening of May 12th at the South End’s wildly popular Bohemian hip spot “The Beehive” was a night to […]

Marriage Equality Hangs In The Balance At The Supreme Court

May 6th, 2015|

With thirty-seven states now legal proponents of marriage equality (LGBTQ Americans and allies alike) knew it would be just a […]

Marriage Equality now rests with Supreme Court

April 30th, 2015|

With thirty-seven states on board with marriage equality, our legal advocates, community, and allies knew it would be just a […]

Q Boston conference about us, not for us

April 23rd, 2015|

Here in LGBTQ-friendly Massachusetts, there are not too many places where we are notwelcome. We are invited to conferences, schools, […]

“Conversion” therapies deadly outcomes

April 15th, 2015|

I wish Leelah was alive today. She would know how a petition on the White House website with 120,000 plus […]