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‘Love Free or Die’ on PBS

Bishop Gene Robinson with his life partner, Mark Andrew.












Love Free or Die follows Gene Robinson, the first openly gay person to be elected bishop in the high church traditions of Christianity. His 2003 elevation, in the Episcopal diocese of New Hampshire, ignited a worldwide firestorm in the Anglican Communion that has threatened schism. Even as he has pushed for greater inclusion within his own church, Bishop Robinson has become a standard bearer in the fight over the rights of LGBT people to receive full acceptance in church and state. The film premieres on the PBS series Independent Lens, on Wednesday, October 31, at 3 a.m. (you read that right…it really is 3 a.m.) on PBS (


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