In Case You Missed It

Below, we highlight three interesting events related to BGLTQ issues that have taken place on campus recently. In particular, we centralize media—video, audio, images—from these events so people who weren't able to attend are still able to learn more.

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Matthew Vines,"Elevating the Dialogue on BGLTQ Inclusion in the Church" Lecture and Q&A

April 23, 2018

On April 14, 2018, Matthew Vines spoke at Harvard at an event hosted by the Office of BGLTQ Student Life, Queer Rites, and Faith in Difference. Matthew is the founder and executive director of The Reformation Project and the author of God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships. Matthew attended Harvard University from 2008 to 2010. He then took a leave of absence in order to research the Bible and same-sex relationships and work toward LGBTQ inclusion in the church. In March 2012, Matthew delivered a speech at a church in his hometown about the Bible and same-sex relationships, calling for acceptance of gay Christians and their marriage relationships. Since then, the video of the speech has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube, leading to a feature story in The New York Times that fall. Below is a video recording of his lecture and the facilitated Q&A.

The Paradox of Progress: LGBTQ Human Rights in the 21st Century (Carr Center Lecture by Tim McCarthy)

April 2, 2018

The Carr Center announced its 2018 Speaker Series: The Fierce Urgency of Now: Human Rights in 2018. The series is facilitated by Professor Mathias Risse. At the 1963 March on Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr spoke of “the fierce urgency of now,” the need for immediate, “vigorous and positive action” on civil rights. This year, the Carr Center will host a series of talks that will examine the current state of human rights in the country, and worldwide. In the sixth talk of the series, Lecturer Tim McCarthy will give a talk titled: The Paradox of Progress: LGBTQ Human Rights in the 21st Century, video of which is included below. Please see the Carr Center's calendar for all upcoming dates and times of the other talks in the series.

Tim McCarthy LGBTQ Human Rights 21st Century

Act II Discussion with the A.R.T. of Human Rights

February 4, 2017

The A.R.T. of Human Rights and the Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life presents a public conversation on BGLTQ identity development and intergenerational dynamics in college and beyond. Presented in conjunction with the A.R.T.'s production of Trans Scripts, Part I: The Women, the panel features playwright Paul Lucas, cast member Bianca Leigh (Tatiana), and special guests from Harvard. The discussion is moderated by Professor Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Program Director at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School.


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