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Rita Hester's life mattered

Rita Hester's life mattered

By Rev. Irene Monroe | Nov 17
In the pantheon of slain Americans who have further civil rights gains of a marginalized group, Rita Hester, an African American transgender woman, is among them.

I can be happy to be nappy in Massachusetts

By Rev. Irene Monroe | Mar 23
How I wear my hair is my business. Ironically, the Commonwealth decided it is now legal for me to do so.

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

By Judah Leblang | Feb 9
During the pandemic, many folks have taken up new hobbies, finding ways to fill their time during lockdown, quarantine, social isolation.

Antisemitism in ourselves and society

Antisemitism in ourselves and society

By Rev. Irene Monroe | Feb 9
This year for International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, I joined the Congregation Beth Israel of Merrimack Valley's book discussion "People Love Dead Jews" by Dara Horn, exploring why antisemitism continues.

After Juneteenth, what does this 4th of July mean?

After Juneteenth, what does this 4th of July mean?

By Rev. Irene Monroe | Jul 1
This July 4th, America will celebrate 245 years of...

What, to Black America,  is the 4th of July in 2020?

What, to Black America, is the 4th of July in 2020?

By Rev. Irene Monroe | Jul 2
This 4th of July, Americans are forced to see the nation's celebration for independence differently....

SCOTUS upholds transgender military ban with a no "blanket ban"

SCOTUS upholds transgender military ban with a no "blanket ban"

By Rev. Irene Monroe | Jan 23
With a conservative Supreme Court it comes as no surprise that a 5-4 vote has revived Trump's discriminatory policy on transgender service members, while the merits of the cases will continue to be challenged in lower courts.

Hart's heartless apology

Hart's heartless apology

By Rev. Irene Monroe | Dec 20
While I will continue to argue that the African American community doesn't have a patent on homophobia, it does, however, have a problem with it.

God's trans-affirming vote on Question 3

God's trans-affirming vote on Question 3

By Rev. Irene Monroe | Oct 19
Across the country, there are epic battles in many states to either pass or not pass transgender bathroom bills.

President Trump reminded us that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Sue O'Connell | Apr 12
The trauma of sexual assault is serious and long-lasting.

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