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Irene Monroe

COMMENTARY: From Matthew Shepard to Trayvon Martin, bigotry knows no boundaries

As a matter-of-fact, the bombardment of stereotypes has proven to have both subtle and unintended consequences toward people of different races, ethnicities, sexual orientation, class and religions, to name just a few. It’s not just regular people who succumb.

COMMENTARY: Black Gay Pride is distinct and emblematic

Black Pride contributes to that struggle for equality, demonstrating an African diasporic aspect of joy and celebration that symbolizes not only our uniqueness, but it also affirms our commonality as an expression of LGBTQ life in America.

COMMENTARY: Jason Collins, the great black hope

In a sports world that has become overwhelming shaped by African-American male players and masculinity, Jason Collins's coming out celebration has everything to do with timing, gender, race and many more straight brothers embracing their gay brethren.