Bishop Gene Robinson will join Rabbi Steve Greenberg, the first and only out, gay Orthodox Rabbi, to speak about LGBTQ realities within their own traditions, their thoughts on marriage equality, and their personal, spiritual journeys. A book signing will be held after the event.
Bishop Robinson is a retired Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire and is the first openly gay bishop consecrated in the Episcopal Church. He is the author of God Believes in Love: Straight Talk About Gay Marriage. The film, Love Free or Die, a Sundance Film Festival 2012 award winner, tells his compelling story and parallels the conversation underway in many American churches about whether gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are equal to heterosexuals in the eyes of God and equal under the law. Bishop Robinson is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC.
Rabbi Greenberg is the winner of the Koret Book Award for Philosophy and Thought and the author of the groundbreaking book Wrestling with God & Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition which explores homosexuality and Jewish tradition. For over 20 years Rabbi Greenberg has been a Senior Teaching Fellow at CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership and is also the Director of the CLAL Diversity Project. Steve is a founder and co-director of Eshel, an Orthodox LGBT community support and education organization and serves on the faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Steve lives with his partner Steven Goldstein and his daughter Amalia in Boston.