"Love Free or Die" is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person to become a bishop in the historic traditions of Christendom. His consecration in 2003, to which he wore a bullet-proof vest, caused an international stir, and he has lived with death threats every day since. The film follows Robinson from small town churches in the New Hampshire North Country to Washington’s Lincoln Memorial to London’s Lambeth Palace, as he calls for all to stand for equality—inspiring bishops, priests, and ordinary folk to come out from the shadows and change history.
The Center for American Progress, in partnership with AFI SilverDocs, GLAAD, Groundswell, Integrity USA, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Institute for Welcoming Resources, and St. Thomas Parish, presents a special screening of "Love Free or Die," followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session featuring Bishop Gene Robinson, director Macky Alston, and ThinkProgress culture blogger Alyssa Rosenberg.
Jeff Krehely, Director of LGBT Research and Communications Project, Center for American Progress
Bishop Gene Robinson, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Macky Alston, Director, "Love Free Or Die"
Alyssa Rosenberg, Culture Blogger, ThinkProgress