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A Queer Look At Jonestown At 40

This November 18th marks the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown massacre. The mass murder-suicide was the largest casualty of American citizens before 9/11.

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God’s Trans-Affirming Vote On Question 3

Trump’s administration is trying to define transgender Americans out of existence.

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Home Town Girl Makes Good

October is Coming Out and our pantheon of LGBTQ movers and shakers continues to grow.

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Why Can’t Puppets Bert And Ernie Be Gay?

How will “ Sesame Street" explain to children in same-gender families and households why Miss Piggy and Kermit the frog can marry, but Bert and Ernie can’t?

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Is The Catholic Church Unsalvageable?

Francis’s church has done nothing to earn forgiveness.

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Whitney Houston Comes Out Posthumously Redux

Houston's lesbianism was an 'open secret'.

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Concerns About The Afterlife In This Life With Trump

A pall hangs over many Americans since Trump has taken office.

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Independence Day Celebration for Whom

Evangelical patriotism is suffused with conservative or fundamentalist tenets of Christianity.

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Masterpiece Cakeshop Ruling Doesn't Crumple Our Opponents

Democracy can only begin when those at the margin can experience what others take for granted.

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What's Happening To Pride?

Our LGBTQ community needs to foster inclusivity if we have any chance against Trump’s agenda.

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The Reverend Monroe is an ordained minister, motivational speaker and she speaks for a sector of society that is frequently invisible.
 
Monroe is  a Huffington Post blogger and a syndicated religion columnist. Her columns appear in 43 cities across the country and in the U.K, and Canada.  And she writes a weekly column in the Boston home LGBTQ newspaper Baywindows

Monroe stated that her "columns are an interdisciplinary approach drawing on critical race theory, African American , queer and religious studies. As an religion columnist I try to  inform the public of the role religion plays in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Because homophobia is both a hatred of the “other ” and it’s usually acted upon ‘in the name of religion,” by reporting religion in the news I aim to highlight how religious intolerance and fundamentalism not only shatters the goal of American democracy, but also aids in perpetuating other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism and anti-Semitism."

 

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