Irene Monroe was in middle school in Brooklyn when the Stonewall Riots broke out on Christopher Street on the early morning of June 28, 1969. She became an eyewitness to history, the birth of the modern-day gay rights movement. Here is her story.
Corrective rape is the South African version of “reparative therapy.” Its intended objective is to rectify the sexual orientation of women who are lesbians or perceived to be lesbians to that of heterosexual.
Just as Obama could no longer shrewdly fence-sit on the issue while winking a stealth nod to LGBTQ voters, black ministers, who quietly professed to be an ally to the LGBTQ community, could no longer stay closeted from their congregations.
The Rev. Irene Monroe writes: There’s one thing that has always irked me about Obama’s evolutionary narrative on same-sex marriage — and that’s not his position on it per se so much as the insincerity of his homophobia.
It has always been clear that Romney is neither a friend nor an ally to the LGBTQ community. But it is also evident that Romney is neither a friend nor ally to those LGBTQ Republicans who would work on his behalf to get him elected.
While race was not on trial, it was certainly the elephant in the room. The interracial component of Tyron Garner's and John Lawrence's relationship disgusted some folks — black and white — just as much, if not more, as their homosexuality.