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Philosophy and Religious Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

Dr. John Corvino - Tuesday, June 3, 2014, 7:00 PM, SURC Theatre

On Tuesday June 3 at 7PM in the SURC Theatre Dr. John Corvino will give a presentation titled, “Haters, Sinners, and the Rest of Us; The Gay Debate Today.”

Dr. Corvino, Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair at Wayne State University, has written, taught, and lectured extensively on gay rights for over two decades. In this time he became a nationally recognized intellectual by debating prominent opponents of same-sex marriage and gay rights, including Maggie Gallagher of the National Organization for Marriage and Glenn Stanton of Focus on the Family. In this talk, Corvino draws on his experience speaking about gay rights to argue that dialogue and debate concerning gay rights is hindered by stereotyping and name calling. In order to make any headway in this debate, proponents and opponents must work to understand each other’s views rather than relying on standard talking points.

Dr. Corvino combines logical rigor with wit and humor and has been repeatedly nominated as one of America’s Best Campus Speakers by Campus Activities Magazine. He is the author of What’s Wrong with Homosexuality and co-author with Maggie Gallaghar of Debating Same-Sex Marriage. He is also a contributor to The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Advocate, the Huffington Post, and the Independent Gay Forum.

This event is free and open to the public.

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