[PAST EVENT] God vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for equality

March 27, 2012
7pm - 8:30pm
Andrews Hall, Room 101
605 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Jay Michaelson is a writer, scholar and activist whose work addresses the intersections of religion, sexuality, spirituality and law. His newest book is God vs. Gay? The Religious Case for Equality (Beacon Press, October 2011).

Jay is is the author of three other books and over 200 articles, essays and works of fiction. He is the Associate Editor of Religion Dispatches, a Contributing Editor to the Forward newspaper and Founding Editor of Zeek magazine. His work on behalf of sexual minorities in religious communities has been featured in the New York Times, CNN and NPR, as well as several anthologies.

Jay has held teaching positions at Boston University Law School, City College of New York and Yale University. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in Religious Studies from Hebrew University, an M.F.A. in writing from Sarah Lawrence College, and a B.A. magna cum laude from Columbia and is completing his Ph.D. at Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has been a scholar-in-residence at dozens of universities, synagogues and other institutions.

In 2009, Jay was included on the "Forward 50" list of "the men and women who are leading the American Jewish community into the 21st century," and in June 2010, he won the New York Society for Professional Journalists "Deadline Club" award for opinion writing.

This event is sponsored by Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists, Unitarian Universalists Circle, Center for Student Diversity, Canterbury, Lambda Alliance and the Wesley Foundation.

For more information, contact Margaret Sequeira at wuudlfd@gmail.com.