2009 Gay Pride Parade Video 11 of 11

Here is my final reflection from walking in the 2009 Chicago Gay Pride Parade and interviewing a variety of people who were all a part of that day as well.

Much love.


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About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org). He is author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation (2009), its interactive DVD curriculum (2011), and recently an academic ebook titled Our Last Option: How a New Approach to Civility can Save the Public Square (2013). Andrew is a regular contributor to a variety of media outlets and frequently lectures at universities around the world. Since 2010 Andrew has been asked by the United Nations to advise their various agencies on issues of bridging opposing worldviews, civic engagement, and theological aspects of reconciliation. For twelve years he lived in the LGBT Boystown neighborhood of Chicago, and is currently based St. Andrews, Scotland, where he is teaching and researching at the University of St. Andrews earning his PhD in Constructive Theology with a focus on the Theology of Culture. Andrew's research centers on the cultural, political, and religious dynamics of reconciliation. Andrew is married to Brenda, and you can find him elsewhere on Twitter (@Andrew_Marin), Facebook (AndrewMarin01), and Instagram (@andrewmarin1).

  • stanw

    I love your compassionate heart, thank you for posting this valuable video. May you folks have an awesome holiday and be refreshed in spirit. Look forward to more of your post and will have to get your book sometime.

  • chrishydeonline

    Dude, I just gotta say that you really inspire me!

  • Anonymous

    Andrew, I am in awe of your commitment for change. You have inspired me so much. I am a christian who happens to be gay. You faith in the Lord has paid off with so many Christians willing to come out of their closet of intolerance. Likewise people like myself who must come out of indifference. I pray for your spirit that you are renewed and never give up. You are having an impact. Since I met you at Azusa CA over two years ago I have been convicted to think, read and seek guidance on how God directs my call and how I can make a difference in my town. Never give up and Be determined.

  • Heather

    Hi Andrew,
    Watching your videos from the parade has floored me.
    I’m almost in tears. I’ve never been to the annual Gay Pride Parade, but I’ve heard it can be quite graphic so to speak. Hearing these men and women express their sadness at how the church has reacted towards them does break my heart. It makes me physically sick. I think what you’re doing is awesome. I’m currently reading your book and can’t put it down.
    You’re an inspiration to me.