National Coming Out Day 2017

Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day. Not long ago I was asked, “What is the piece of writing of which you are most proud?” I answered that the work of which I am most proud is not a piece of writing: It’s a lecture, “What’s Morally Wrong with Homosexuality?”, which I first delivered… Continue reading National Coming Out Day 2017

Commonweal Review of DRLD

In Commonweal, Robert K. Vischer (Dean of the University of St. Thomas School of Law) offers a thoughtful, balanced, and highly favorable review of Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination, John’s new book with Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis. From the review: Lobbing broad accusations across our religious-liberty battle lines takes very little effort and… Continue reading Commonweal Review of DRLD

Upcoming Talks

John has a busy fall travel schedule, including a recent debate at Notre Dame (see video here), and talks next week at Old Dominion University, Harvard Law School, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. See the full calendar here.

Notre Dame Debate

John’s “Religious Liberty and Discrimination” debate with Ryan Anderson, which took place on September 7 at the University of Notre Dame, is now available on YouTube:

Cakes, Capes, and the Culture Wars

The fun folks at Philosophy Bakes Bread interviewed John for a recent podcast: Cakes, Capes, and the Culture Wars. You can listen to the full hour-long interview here.

John back at BookPeople

On August 17, John returned to BookPeople in Austin, Texas–which has graciously hosted events for every one of his books, including his 1997 anthology Same Sex–to talk about his new book Debating Religious Liberty and Discrimination to a packed house.

John speaks at Bay View

On July 11, John spoke at Bay View, a Chautauqua in northern Michigan. As explained in this story from the Petosky News, his presentation was the inaugural lecture in a new series entitled “Bridges: Crossing Cultural Divides.”

Heritage Foundation Book Panel

On June 15 John met with his counterpoint authors Ryan T. Anderson and Sherif Girgis at the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC to chat about their new book. Watch the video here:

John in Costa Rica

John recently visited the Interamerican Court of Human Rights on May 17, 2017, to provide support to Central American LGBT rights activist and attorney Herman Duarte (holding John’s book in the photo). While in Costa Rica, John gave several talks, including two talks at ULACIT and one at the international law firm Dentons Muñoz.