Rev. Irene Monroenationally renowned African-American lesbian activist, scholar and public theologianwill receive this year's Spirit of Justice Award from Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), according to a media release.
"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."
The award will be presented at the 13th annual Spirit of Justice Award Dinner on Friday, Oct. 26, at the Boston Marriott Copley Hotel.
Monroe also is a writer, having penned many columns that publications, including Windy City Times, have run.