Reverend Irene Monroe
Rev. Irene Monroe is described in O, the Oprah Magazine, as “a phenomenal woman who has succeeded against all odds.” An African-American lesbian feminist public theologian, she is a sought-after speaker and preacher. As an religion columnist she tries to inform the public of the role religion plays in discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. The United Nations International School wrote that Monroe’s role in the fight against homophobia and written activism for human rights has truly made an impact on world and theories on religion and homosexuality in the U.S.