BE A MAN!!!!

So Chicago’s Pride Parade is tomorrow and in honor of that, I thought I’d post the following. 28 Ways To Spot A Real Man Please check out the 13th helper on the list… Much love. [Read more...]

Reaction to Supreme Court’s Rulings on DOMA and Prop 8

[Update 6pm CST] I spent today calling and texting my LGBT married friends around the country, congratulating them in this momentous ruling. I understand from doing life with them how important this decision is to their lives, their spouses and especially their children. The impact of today can never be overstated, as our nation’s legal [Read More...]

Cling Lightly to Truth and Tightly to Jesus


Taylor Culver is a recent graduate of Northwestern College, interning with us this summer in Chicago. I was born and raised in Sioux City, IA and recently graduated from college with a degree in Psychology. It is here that my journey to reconciling faith and sexuality began. As a Psychology major at a Christian college, [Read More...]

Drawing Lines in the Sand

Michael Kimpan

This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – Yesterday I had the pleasure of sitting down with a local pastor who is quickly becoming a dear friend. We’ve engaged in several discussions concerning the intersection of faith and sexuality as he and his church attempt to appropriately navigate the [Read More...]

Andrew Marin on Alan Chambers and the Closing of Exodus International

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: From: Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation, and author of the award winning book Love Is an Orientation For Interview Requests: (p) 773-572-5983 // (e)   It was the summer of 2000 when my three best friends came out to me in three consecutive months. Very quickly I [Read More...]

Transfigurations with Peterson Toscano

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On Monday, July 1, The Marin Foundation will be hosting Peterson Toscano’s one-person play, Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible. The event will be taking place at 7pm in the Hoover-Leppen Theatre at the Center on Halsted (3656 N Halsted St.). The night is free and open to the public. You can RSVP on the Facebook [Read More...]

Stonewall Uprising – Documentary Screening

With the Chicago Pride Parade right around the corner, we will be screening the documentary Stonewall Uprising this Wednesday, June 19. We will be hosting the screening in Room 124 on 5255 N Ashland Ave. at 7pm and it is open to the public. It was not too long ago that simply being gay or lesbian in [Read More...]

Reflections on Transgender Health Summit

The following post is from Trista L. Carr, Psy.D. Dr. Carr is a Clinical Psychologist and has a private practice in San Francisco, CA. She completed her doctorate in clinical psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, where she was a research assistant for the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity. She obtained an [Read More...]

Attitude Shift – Part 2

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent is interning with us at The Marin Foundation this summer, and you can find his blog at In my previous post, I described how public opinion on homosexuality in the U.S. has shifted rapidly, with the result that traditional [Read More...]

Attitude Shift – Part 1

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent is interning with us again at The Marin Foundation this summer and you can find his blog at In the next few weeks, the Supreme Court is expected to issue rulings related to its March hearings on Proposition 8 [Read More...]

Continuing Education Classes with The Marin Foundation


If you have ever wanted to learn practical steps for building bridges between the LGBT community and the church, now is the time!  If you read Love Is an Orientation and want to know, “Now what?” here is your answer. Whether you are a pastor, a parent, a youth worker, an LGBT individual, a professor, or someone [Read More...]

Part 3: Understanding the Culture War

This short post is based on the understanding that “Language is our first step toward salvation. We cannot fight what we cannot describe.” [Read more...]

Culture Teaches Us We Cannot Even Have a Conversation

I read an article earlier this week that some people and policy makers are very upset that President Obama is welcoming Myanmar president, Thein Sein (pictured above), to the White House for a visit and some diplomatic conversations. The reason for the uproar, in the minds of those roaring, is that back in the day [Read More...]

Part 2: Understanding the Culture War

Read the on-point one paragraph Part 1. Here are a few more quick and brilliant assessments I read in a compilation on culture wars today: According to the culture wars thesis, individuals on either side of the divide see their worldview as absolute and the opposition’s as illegitimate and “utterly alien to the American way.” The [Read More...]