Order a Copy of Greg Bourke’s “Gay, Catholic, and American” and Claim One of 300 Signed Bookplates

In celebration of the upcoming publication of Gay, Catholic, and American by Greg Bourke, we are offering exclusive, hand-signed bookplates (while supplies last) with every order! To receive your bookplate, complete the below form and upload proof of your purchase from any US retailer.

Terms and conditions apply; offer closes at 23:59 on September 30, 2021. Giveaway is open to US residents. One bookplate per purchased book may be requested. The offer is first-come, first-served and only available while supplies last. Your book will be shipped by the retailer you ordered with. The signed bookplate will be shipped separately after the offer closes. We are not responsible for forwarding or resending bookplates to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information. Please ensure any sensitive personal data is not included in your upload.

“Recounting confrontations with the Catholic Church to the Boy Scouts and then fighting the state of Kentucky all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States, Gay, Catholic, and American is the powerful story of a man and his family fighting tirelessly for positive change rooted in their belief in the fullness of charity.”

—Jim Obergefell, co-author of Love Wins

In this compelling and deeply affecting memoir, Greg Bourke recounts growing up in Louisville, Kentucky, and living as a gay Catholic. The book describes Bourke’s early struggles for acceptance as an out gay man living in the South during the 1980s and ’90s, his unplanned transformation into an outspoken gay rights activist after being dismissed as a troop leader from the Boy Scouts of America in 2012, and his historic role as one of the named defendants in the landmark United States Supreme Court decision Obergefell vs. Hodges, which legalized same-sex marriage nationwide in 2015. Bourke is unapologetically Catholic, and his faith provides the framework for this inspiring story of how he and his husband, Michael De Leon, struggled to overcome antigay discrimination by both the BSA and the Catholic Church and fought to legalize same-sex marriage across the country.

Please contact Michelle Sybert at msybert@nd.edu if you have questions or difficulty submitting the form.

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