Reverend Irene Monroe, nationally renowned African-American lesbian activist, scholar and public theologian, will receive this year’s Spirit of Justice Award from Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), New England’s leading legal organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status, and gender identity and expression.
The award will take place at the 13th Annual Spirit of Justice Award Dinner at the Boston Marriott Copley Hotel on Friday, October 26th 2012.
Reverend Monroe’s powerfully-voiced syndicated queer religion column, written with unconditional love toward all readers, has helped to shape public dialogue on LGBT and racial justice issues. Reverend Monroe’s work aims to highlight how religious intolerance aids in perpetuating other forms of oppression such as racism, sexism, classism and anti-Semitism.
“Reverend Irene Monroe was enthusiastically selected by board and staff for her contributions to the advancement of equality for LGBT people,” said Dianne Phillips, GLAD’s board president. “She has set an inspiring example of leadership and compassion for us all.”
See Rev. Irene Monroe in Chimpanzee Productions’ Marriage Equality clips and film below.
Marriage Equality Film Website: http://marriageequalityfilm.com/
13th Annual Spirit of Justice Award Dinner
Friday, October 26th 2012
Boston Marriott Copley Hotel
For more information about the award, visit: https://www.glad.org/event/2012-spirit-of-justice