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Irene Monroe

COMMENTARY: Making a case why Provincetown is unsafe for black lesbians

The sexual and homophobic harassment many of us LBT sisters endure from many of our heterosexual brothers of African descent back home in our communities, or imported from one of the Caribbean Islands has, too, become an inescapably reality at P-town.

COMMENTARY: Pride celebrations? Haven’t we assimilated?

Driving forth an assimilationist agenda would eradicate that our gift and our struggle are that we are a diverse community. And our diversity as a LGBTQ community should not be diluted, but rather our diversity should teach us more about its complexity, and by extension teach society at-large.

COMMENTARY: In "Hot-lanta" you stay "in the closet" as CNN’s Don Lemon did

With the "No Hope Baptist Church of God and Christ" and the "Apostolic Church of Hell" standing front and center in our black communities espousing religion-based bigotry as the word of God, these places of worship are the reasons why Lemon -- and we as an African-American community -- can’t tell the truth about our sexuality.

COMMENTARY: Malcolm X was "gay-for-pay"

I am not heterosexist apologist, but if we, as LGBTQ, use this era of Malcolm's life to claim him as gay, we misunderstand the art and survival of street hustling culture.

COMMENTARY: Shocker! Meet the bisexual Gandhi none of us knew

"GREAT SOUL: Mahatma Gandhi and His Struggle With India,” a new book by Joseph Lelyveld, reveals that Gandhi was likely bisexual, bigoted and
a wife-beater despite his pacifist image.