Well-Deserved Honor for Rev. Irene Monroe
Sharon Groves – Human Rights Campaign – Monday, 23 July 2012 (originally published 16 Jul)
Earlier this month, the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) announced that the Rev. Irene Monroe was a recipient of their 2012 Spirit of Justice award. Rev. Monroe is an extraordinary woman who serves as an ordained minister, a Huffington Post blogger, a syndicated religion columnist and a friend to HRC’s Religion and Faith Program. She was chosen in 2009 by MSNBC as “10 Black Women You Should Know.”
Irene Monroe grew up in the most extraordinary of circumstances.
Abandoned in a trash can as a baby, she was named after Sister Irene, a nun at a New York hospital, and actress Marilyn Monroe. As a child, she was shuttled back and forth between a Catholic orphanage and a, well, unusual foster home . . .
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