Living in the Tension gathering – 6/17

For those that wish to join us at The Marin Foundation for the I’m Sorry Campaign at the Chicago Pride Parade on June 30 this year, we will be using our Living in the Tension gathering on June 17 to prep for our presence at the parade. We will be meeting at 7pm in Room 124 on 5255 N Ashland Ave. to go over things to keep in mind and to plan for our presence at the parade. RSVP on the Facebook event page to let us know that you’re planning on attending the parade.

We will also be taking time to share things that we are personally sorry for connected to things that we have done or failed to do that have perpetuated harm or not been helpful in our relationship with the broader LGBT community (and our own community for those that are LGBT). We’ll follow up this time by discussing the tangible ideas that we can personally pursue in seeking to make things better for the LGBT community.

The shirts we will be wearing for the I’m Sorry Campaign will be available for purchase at the gathering. We will be wearing the same shirts we have used the last couple years, so there is no need to purchase another shirt if you already have one.

If you’re available beforehand, we will be meeting at Lady Gregory’s on 5260 N. Clark St. at 5:15pm to grab a bite to eat and hangout.

Please send any questions about the I’m Sorry Campaign at the Chicago Pride Parade to

We 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).