2014 Spring Panels
To kick off GSV’s 25th anniversary year, the Spring 2014 Conference will feature panels exploring four themes:
As brothers in the GSV community, each panelist has been invited to offer heart-centered sharing that speaks to both his personal experience and how GSV may have impacted his growth and development. Each panel will consist of three to four brothers in the GSV community, and listeners will be invited to pose questions and interact with panel members after each member has spoken.
Gay Spirit Visions is committed to: 1) creating safe, sacred space that is open to all spiritual paths, wherein men who love men may explore and strengthen spiritual identity; 2) creating a spiritual community with the intent to heal, nurture our gifts and potential, and live with integrity in the world; and 3) supporting others in their spiritual growth by sharing experiences and insights.
This panel will explore the varied spiritual experiences of men who love men, and how their identity has impacted their spiritual journey.
Panelists: Duncan Teague, Kurt Schreiber, Jim Best, Gary Kaupman
Gay Spirit Visions honors each person’s unique exploration of spirituality, intimacy, and sexuality, celebrating both the choice to stand apart in order to connect with ourselves, and the choice to reach out in order to connect with each other.
Panel participants will share how their erotic life has developed, speaking to the larger context of human sexuality, their experiences with men who love men, and their communities.
Panelists: George Miller, Roger Beaumont, Hunter Flournoy, Bob Strain
Action in the World
Men who love men often serve as scouts in the field, filling unconventional roles that reflect their authentic selves. This panel will explore how their offerings to society are linked to their identity and personal growth, and to their participation in the GSV community.
Panelists: Lem Arnold, Aric Rohner, Phil Robst, Todd Humphrey
Friend and Family Network
Family has many definitions, particularly among communities that aren’t able to participate in institutionalized models. This panel will discuss how their concepts of family were defined, redefined, and expanded, and how communities like GSV have contributed to these concepts.
Panelists: Terry Allen, Luis Alvarez, John Brock