Denison Hosts Andrew Sullivan to Discuss 'Conservative Case for Gay Marriage'
Date of Event: February 1, 2005
Posted: January 24, 2005
The Denison Lecture Series will host columnist Andrew Sullivan to discuss "The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage." This convocation, set for 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Feb. 1) in Slayter Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Sullivan is known for being openly homosexual and pioneering issues including gays in the military and same-sex marriage. From 1991 to 1996 he served as editor of The New Republic, a weekly magazine that examines American politics, foreign policy and culture. During Sullivan's tenure, the magazine expanded beyond politics to cover topics such as the future of hip-hop, same-sex marriage and affirmative action in the newsroom, winning three National Magazine Awards for General Excellence, Reporting and Public Service. He was named Editor of the Year in 1996 by Adweek.
In 1993, Sullivan published an essay in The New Republic titled "The Politics of Homosexuality" that was credited by the Nation magazine as the most influential article of the decade in gay rights. He is the author of the critically acclaimed bookVirtually Normal: an Argument About HomosexualityandLove Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex and Survival.
Recently Sullivan has worked as a contributing writer and columnist for the New York Times Magazine, a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review and a weekly columnist for the Sunday Times of London. He has spoken at many universities and colleges including Harvard University, Yale University, Boston College, Northwestern University, University of Michigan and Oxford University. Sullivan has appeared on television shows such as Nightline, Face the Nation, Meet the Press, Crossfire, The O'Reilly Factor and Hardball. He is currently at work on a new book, provisionally titledNature, which examines what science is telling us about human difference.
Born in Great Britain, Sullivan graduated with honors from Oxford University in 1984 and earned both his master's degree (1986) and doctorate (1990) at Harvard University.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Denison Lecture Series hosts columnist Andrew Sullivan to discuss "The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage"; 7:30 p.m., Tuesday (Feb. 1), Slayter Auditorium. Free and open to the public. Call (740) 587-6769 to confirm information
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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