For Immediate Release
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October 15, 2000

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Election 2000: What’s At Stake for the Gay Community

Known for challenging the Catholic Church’s position on gay life, AndrewSullivan, acclaimed author and contributing writer to The New York TimesMagazine, will speak at Indiana UniversityNorthwest on Monday, October 23 at 7 p.m. in the SavannahCenter. He will take a look at the upcoming presidential 2000 election,and discuss issues at stake, including issues effecting the gay community.

Sullivan is the author of the critically acclaimed landmark book, VirtuallyNormal: An Argument About Homosexuality (1995). A book discussing gayrights issues, it has been translated into four languages. In 1997, heedited a companion volume, Same Sex Marriage: Pro and Con. Duringa recent talk at Boston College, Sullivancalled the Catholic Church’s position on homosexuality as an “involuntary,sinless condition whose expression is always sinful, fundamentally incoherent.”A practicing Catholic, he also expressed disappointment in the Church’sfailure to confront the “everyday realities of gay life.”

Born in Great Britain in 1963, Sullivan came to the U.S. on a HarknessFellowship (British equivalent of the Rhodes Scholarship) to attend HarvardUniversity’s John F. Kennedy Schoolof Government. There, he earned a master’s degree in public administrationand a Ph.D. in political science. He served as the former editor-in-chiefof The New Republic Magazine and has had work also appear in TheNew York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Esquire.

The Election 2000: What’s At Stake program is sponsored by theIU Northwest Student Activity Board and the Office of Student Life, andis open to the community. More information is available with the Office of Student Life at 219-980-6792.

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