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...]

Why I’m Sorry

The following post is from Laura Statesir, Director of Family and Youth at The Marin Foundation. The arrival of summer means many things to Chicagoans: the opening of the beaches (sunburns), baseball season (Cubs/Sox rivalries), neighborhood festivals (bad cover bands), and the Chicago Pride Parade.  Gay pride parades bring many images and ideas to mind, [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...]

NBA Player Comes Out

Jason Collins

This post discusses my thoughts on NBA player Jason Collins being the first active player in a major men’s sport to come out. I also talk to my good friend, NY Yankees all star center fielder, Curtis Granderson, about his thoughts as well. [Read more...]

Rest for the Go-Between

Brian Gee received an M.A. in Biblical Exegesis from Wheaton College. When he’s not working, Brian enjoys writing from his own experiences at the intersection of faith and sexuality. Originally from southern California, he lives in Chicago’s western suburbs with his wife and two kids. You can check out more about Brian, or get in [Read More...]

Why Not Answer?

This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. – It strikes me as odd that in an increasingly pluralistic and post-modern society, there is still a seeming addiction to closed-ended, one-word, YES or NO answers that sum up an entire worldview and perspective that tells me if you’re one [Read More...]

My Response to Dan Savage’s Accusations about The Marin Foundation in the New York Times

do these look the same?

This post is Andrew Marin’s response to Dan Savage’s accusations about The Marin Foundation, which appear in the Sunday April 14th edition of The New York Times. [Read more...]

I Wish People Would Keep It Real When Talking About Sex

99.9% of the world does not look like this -sex-

PS- 99.9% of the world don’t look like these two… But don’t let real life non-model looks dictate your marriage’s sex life! This post is from Andrew Marin, President and Founder of The Marin Foundation. The other day on Twitter I noticed someone retweeted an article from Relevant Magazine on the 4 Things We Wish We [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon April 8


Now that the dust has settled, we’re bringing this conversation back. Join us this upcoming Monday, April 8th, as we discuss Beyonce’s Superbowl half-time show and use it as a springboard to talk about power and female sexuality and its expression. Was the performance about power or sex or both? Was it an example of [Read More...]

Safe Havens

Brent Bailey head shot

The following post is from Brent Bailey, a Master of Divinity student at Abilene Christian University. Brent will be interning with us again at The Marin Foundation this summer and you can find his blog at I want us to imagine the church functioning as a support system that empowers people to come out. . [Read More...]



This post is written by Michael Kimpan, our Associate Director at The Marin Foundation. This week the blogosphere was abuzz with all sorts of news in the conversation between the LGBT community and the church. First, Republican Senator Rob Portman did an about-face on his previous position opposing marriage for same-sex couples as a result of [Read More...]

Women, Lesbians, Slam Poetry and Ripping My Heart Out

One of my very good friends, Karen Grace (above), lives in New York City. Her activist heart is filled each work-day as an employee of our country’s first LGBT homeless youth center. In the evenings, her overflowing creative juices are captured as she competes around the city as a highly respected and recognized slam poet. [Read More...]

I Just Got Uninvited from Speaking at the United Nations


A few weeks ago representatives from the United Nations who were interested in holding a panel discussion about the international criminalization of homosexuality reached out to me to participate. They thought it would be good to have an evangelical representation on the very progressive panel, someone who has also been outspoken against the criminalization of [Read More...]

Living in the Tension Gathering – Mon Jan 14

After a break over the holidays, we’re getting back into our regularly scheduled Living in the Tension gatherings next week. Some good friends of ours, Jason and Courtney Bilbrey, will be sharing a part of their story connected to faith and sexuality for our upcoming gathering. We will be meeting on Monday, January 14th, at [Read More...]