Friday, April 20, 2012

Courage Conference 2012

I'm going to be speaking at this year's Courage conference, coming up in July (19-22). I've started working on my talk, and I'm pretty excited about it. It's going to be about narratives, looking at different ways of structuring and understanding the homosexual/same-sex attracted/queer experience, and at the ways in which the stories which we tell ourselves about our homosexuality influence the degree to which we are able to change, overcome, sublimate, exploit, or offer up our sexual attractions in order to pursue the Good, the Beautiful, and the True. I'm going to be speaking Friday morning, but I'll be around for the whole weekend, and I'd love to meet some of you in person, so if you've been considering going to the conference, go.


  1. I cordially dislike Courage (long story), but I'd absolutely love to hear your talk -- can a person come just for that, or will a transcript be available some time afterwards, or something?

  2. Melinda, I'm from the UK, so bit of distance to travel! But would be good to see a transcript. Do you or any of your readers know what has happened to EnCourage, the English equivalent. Some years ago I spoke to someone at the London chapter but there didn't seem to be much provision for women. Several times after that I tried getting in touch again but to no avail and I can't seem to access the website. Does anyone know what has happened or whether there are any other groups that have taken its place? Does anyone at Courage have contacts with people in England? Thanks.

  3. hi all
    for your info, the daughters of st paul record the general talks and some workshops ,so i would guess that Melinda's talk would be recorded.
    as for courage chapters, have you checked the website ? also, we have some online groups for members, courageonline and ladies of courage.reeuest access them from the courage website.
    i'll be there ! looking forward to meeting you Melinda !


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