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Video: 'Being Gay & Religious: Mission Impossible?'

March  29, 2012

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V. Gene Robinson, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, gave the convocation lecture, "Being Gay & Religious: Mission Impossible?" March 29, 2012.

Robinson is widely known for being the first openly gay, non-celibate priest to be ordained a bishop in a major Christian denomination. He has announced his intention to retire in 2013.

He has served as bishop since June 2003. A 1969 graduate of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., he has a B.A. in American studies/history. In 1973, he completed the M.Div. degree at the General Theological Seminary in New York.

Co-author of three AIDS education curricula for youth and adults, Robinson has done AIDS work in the United States and Africa. He has been an advocate for antiracism training in the diocese and wider church. He holds two honorary doctorates and has received numerous awards from national civil rights organizations.

His story is featured in the 2007 feature-length documentary, "For the Bible Tells Me So." In 2008, his book, In the Eye of the Storm: Swept to the Center by God was released.