LGBT Resource Center brings “The Gay Moralist” Dr. John Corvino to speak at UNF

Amber Lake

Dr. John Corvino will give two lectures about morality and homosexuality Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 in the UNF University Center at 7 p.m. Photo courtesy LGBT Resource Center
Dr. John Corvino will give two lectures about morality and homosexuality Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 in the UNF University Center at 7 p.m.
Photo courtesy LGBT Resource Center

Dr. John Corvino, known as “The Gay Moralist,” will give two public lectures on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Adam W. Herbert University Center, Bldg. 43. The event will be free and open to the public.

Corvino is a writer, speaker, blogger and philosophy chairman at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. He gained notoriety for speaking on behalf of gay rights, challenging listeners to re-evaluate common assumptions about morality and homosexuality.

The two lectures entitled “What’s Wrong with Homosexuality?”(Jan. 29) and “The Meaning of (Gay) Marriage” (Jan. 30) have been featured nationally at universities and pride events.

Corvino has authored two books and contributed to news publications such as The Advocate, the LA Times, the Independent Gay Forum, the Huffington Post, The New Republic and the New York Times, and he has received numerous awards for his work advocating gay rights. Corvino uses logic, humor and personal experience to scrutinize frequent arguments against homosexuality since his early lectures in 1992.

The event is presented by the UNF Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center, the Florida Blue Center for Ethics, the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, the Interfaith Center, American Civil Liberties Union of Florida (ACLU) Jacksonville, and the Student Life and Services fee.


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