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Irene Monroe

COMMENTARY: Mexico sets the tone on hate speech

Mexico's Supreme Court rules that homophobic slurs are not legally protected in the country's constitution as freedom of speech and says that any citizen offended by these words now could seek redress by suing for moral damages.

COMMENTARY: The Boy Scouts, another closed door for black GBTQ youth

If both the Black Church and Boy Scouts' goals are to continue to nurture the talents and gifts of all its young males, then they must ask themselves to what degree does their stance on homophobia hinders their goal?

COMMENTARY: Time for a gay-friendly Pope

SDGLN Contributor the Rev. Irene Monroe opines that the Roman Catholic Church needs a new Pope who will be in tune with modern society, rather than another out-of-touch pontiff.

COMMENTARY: Obama linking Selma to Stonewall divides black community

The momentum in support of same-sex marriage in the African-American community is seen nowadays along generational lines. It is ironically divided between — the black civil rights era of MLK and post-black civil rights era of Obama.

COMMENTARY: America's problem, young white men in crisis

The problem of young white males and mass shootings has been screaming out at us for some time, culminating unfortunately with the recent massacre at Sandy Hook. What is going on here?