Rev. Irene Monroe

2012 Speaker

Rev. Irene Monroe is a Huffington Post blogger, and a syndicated religion columnist. She writes a weekly column in the home town LGBTQ newspaper Bayindows.  Monroe is this year’s 2012 GLAD’s Spirit of Justice awardee, and in 2011 the recipient of the YWCA Cambridge’s 19th Tribute to Outstanding Women. Monroe was chosen in October 2009 by MSNBC as one of the 10 Black Women You Should Know. Monroe has been profiled in O, Oprah Magazine.  She was also profiled in the Gay Pride Episode of “’In the Life’ TV” which was nominated for an educational Emmy. She has received the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in teaching several times. She is in the film, “For the Bible Tells Me So,” an exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S, and her coming out story is profiled in “Youth in Crisis.”

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