Irene Monroe

Was W. E. B. Du Bois a romantic at heart?

Was W. E. B. Du Bois a romantic at heart?

Two activities converged for me during COVID-19: when not officiating funerals, I read romance novels and took long walks along the Charles River, thinking about W. E. B. Du Bois as a romantic.

DignityUSA leader met  with Pope Francis

DignityUSA leader met with Pope Francis

DignityUSA is the world's oldest organization of LGBTQIA+ Catholics.

Pope Francis's community of trans women

It's a rare opportunity to meet the pope. It's even rarer if you're a transgender Catholic.

First married and Black gay couple to receive AARP award

First married and Black gay couple to receive AARP award

On November 12, Paul Glass and Charles D. Evans of Falmouth were honored with this year's AARP Andrus Award for Community Service.

Pontiff's synod is not with the times

Pontiff's synod is not with the times

The Super Bowl of the Catholic Church, the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, commonly known as the Synod on Synodality, has Rome abuzz.

Tim Scott's homophobic party queries him

Tim Scott's homophobic party queries him

Tim Scott is running for president. It's an impressive feat as the only African American Republican in today's U.S. Senate and the first Southern Black senator since Reconstruction.

The NAACP's acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community

The NAACP's acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was in Boston from July 26 to August 1. Over 7,000 people attended nationwide, with hundreds of local and national vendors.

Will the GOP turn away from Evangelical Christians?

In today's political landscape, where there is a blurring of church and state, white Evangelicals call the Republican Party- the Party of Trump.

Boston Pride for the People Brings the Community Together

Boston Pride for the People Brings the Community Together

The Boston Pride Parade is back, and no better reminder of it than the familiar roaring and thunderous sounds from the Moving Violations women's motorcycle club to kick it off.

Being black in war-torn Ukraine

Being black in war-torn Ukraine

Ukrainian police and border security officials' double standard demonstrated that black lives don't matter.