Living in the Tension – Mon. September 24

With National Coming out day around the corner next month, we thought that we would take our upcoming gathering on September 24th to share parts of our own stories. For those that are willing to share, we’ll be talking about what motivated us to “come out” (and continue coming out today) regarding our sexual orientation and/or gender identity and what that first exchange was like. We’ll also talk about what it was like to be on the other side of the conversation the first time someone “came out” to us.

We will be meeting at 7pm this upcoming Monday, September 24th. You can find us at our usual spot in Room 120 on 5241 N. Ashland Avenue.

Hope to see you there!

Much love.

About Andrew Marin

Andrew Marin is President and Founder of The Marin Foundation ( 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).