Andrew Marin

President of The Marin Foundation (www.themarinfoundation.org), a 501c3 tax deductible non-profit organization that works to build bridges between the LGBT community and conservatives.

Author of the 6-time award winning book Love Is an Orientation (InterVarsity Press) which was named one of the Top Overall Books of 2009 by Leadership Journal, Relevant Magazine, Englewood Review of Books, Outreach Magazine, and Christian Manifesto. It was also recently named by 'Besides the Bible' as 1 of the 100 Best Christian Books of All Time.

The 6 session Love Is an Orientation DVD, and Participant and Leaders Guide (Zondervan) released on December 13, 2011.

Been featured on BBC World News, NPR, ABC, the 700 Club, PrimeTime America, Dallas Morning News, and GLAAD, among many others.

Blogs at www.loveisanorientation.com on culture, faith and sexuality.

Frequently writes for a variety of academic journals and mainstream outlets.

Speaks, lectures and preaches around the world on issues of faith, sexuality, and reconciliation-focused civic engagement.

Has recently given lectures on reconciliation to world leaders at the United Nations International Headquarters in both Geneva, Switzerland and New York City; as well as to members of the US Senate at the Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

Earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Illinois-Chicago, where he attended on a Divsion I athletic baseball scholarship, and a MA in Urban Studies from Eastern University's Tony Campolo Graduate School, with a concentration in Community Transformation.

Is obsessed with Giordanos Pizza, the Chicago Blackhawks and Da Bears... plus a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan - which has taught Andrew more about perseverance through faith than anything else in life.

Married to Brenda, who has more graduate degrees than most people would ever think possible.

Lives in the Boystown neighborhood of Chicago.

To contact Andrew email info@themarinfoundation.org.