March 21st Living in the Tension

We will be hosting a Living in the Tension Community gathering tonight at 7pm and will be screening Almost Myself: Reflections on Mending & Transcending Gender. The movie features the filmmaker’s interviews with a number of transgender women as it relates to their experiences with transitioning (medical, relational, spiritual, etc.) and glimpses into their unfolding journeys as trans women. We will be meeting in Room 120 at 5255 N. Ashland Avenue.

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).

  • http://jontrouten.blogspot.com/ Jon Trouten

    Andrew: Are you going to do your live chats anymore? It seems like forever since you’ve hosted one.

    • http://www.loveisanorientation.com Andrew Marin

      We’re planning on starting those up again soon. We stopped them because we were getting a lot of people signing on who didn’t care about “chatting” but only cared about calling everyone on the chat names. I wanted to give time for that to die down and then start them up again. We’re in the process of figuring out how to block people if it happens again, to safeguard everyone’s time on the chat.

    • http://www.loveisanorientation.com Andrew Marin

      PS Jon – this documentary was amazing!

      • http://jontrouten.blogspot.com/ Jon Trouten

        It sounded interesting. Unfortunately, going to LIT isn’t really an option from here. I’ll have to check that documentary out when I get a chance.

        • http://www.loveisanorientation.com Andrew Marin

          Yeah, I know it’s too far. We’re actually trying to look into live broadcasting the LITT’s. The only sticking point is the privacy of those involved and how we would work that out (consent, etc?). We don’t know…