Rev. Irene Monroe on LGBTQ Issues in Religious Communities

Interview on PBS' Amanpour & Company

 
Watch Video of Interview of Rev. Irene Monroe on PBS’ Amanpour & Co. discussing LGBTQ Issues in Religious Communities.

The Reverend Irene Monroe is an ordained minister. She does a weekly Monday segment, “All Revved Up!” on WGBH (89.7 FM), a Boston member station of National Public Radio (NPR), that is now a podcast, and a weekly Friday commentator on New England Channel NEWS (NECN). Monroe is the Boston voice for Detour’s African American Heritage Trail, a Guided Walking Tour of Beacon Hill: Boston’s Black Women Abolitionists (Boston) – Detour
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Monroe’s a Huffington Post blogger and a syndicated religion columnist. Her columns appear in cities across the country and in the U.K, Ireland, Canada. Monroe writes a column in the Boston home LGBTQ newspaper Baywindows, Cambridge Chronicle, and Opinion pieces for the Boston Globe.

Monroe stated that her “columns are an interdisciplinary approach drawing on critical race theory, African American, queer and religious studies. As a religion columnist I try to inform the public of the role religion plays in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Because homophobia is both a hatred of the “other” and it’s usually acted upon ‘in the name of religion,” by reporting religion in the news I aim to highlight how religious intolerance and fundamentalism not only shatters the goal of American democracy, but also aids in perpetuating other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism and anti-Semitism.”


Her papers are at the Schlesinger Library at Radcliffe College’s research library on the history of women in America.

Listen to her Podcast: All Rev’d UP here.

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