Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon. Feb. 11

For our upcoming Living in the Tension gathering on Monday, February 11, we will be watching the second half of the documentary (A)sexual and discussing the film. Don’t worry if you missed the first half as you will easily be able to jump into the discussion about the second half this upcoming Monday.

The documentary features interviews with and a look into the lives of many individuals that would describe themselves as asexual, or a person that experiences no sexual attraction. Living in a culture fixated on sex, individuals in the documentary tell parts of their stories amidst stereotypes and misconceptions around their experience of being asexual. You can check out the trailer below and join us to watch the film in Room 120 on 5255 N. Ashland Avenue at 7pm.

If you are available before hand, we will be meeting at Hamburger Mary’s just down the street on 5400 N. Clark St. at 5:15pm for a bite to eat. If you’re not free until later that evening, feel free to come over and join us anytime before we head over for the gathering that night around 6:45pm.

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We hope to see you there!

Much love.

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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).

  • Kate

    Thanks for paying attention to asexuality. I’m a long-time reader and and an asexual. It can often be a lonely path, as we don’t really fit into either heterosexual or homosexual culture.

    • Andrew Marin

      Thank you so much for that Kate! I was wondering, would you be willing to write a guest blog post about your experience? I think it would be extremely powerful!!! If so, please email me and we can talk some details. Much love!