On Tuesday evening, November 13, the Rt. Rev. V. Gene Robinson will visit General Seminary for a screening of Love Free or Die, a documentary about his life, ministry and advocacy on behalf of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. After the screening, Bp. Robinson will speak with the audience. Admission is free and open to the public, although a $10 suggested donation will support LGBTQ seminarians. To help with the planning, please register here. Love Free or Die is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his husband Mark. Bp. Robinson is the first openly gay, partnered man or woman to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. In 2003, his consecration as bishop caused an international stir and divisions within the Anglican Communion. The documentary follows Bp. Robinson from small-town churches in the New Hampshire North Country to Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to London’s Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality – inspiring bishops, priests and ordinary folk to change history.
The date for the screening at GTS was chosen because it is the eve of the 2012 Alumni/ae Gathering. Bp. Robinson is a 1973 graduate of GTS. Hosted by the LGBTQ students of the seminary, the screening begins at 7:45 p.m. in Seabury Auditorium.