Bob Minor has been writing his monthly column, "Minor Details" for Liberty Press since November 1998. He is Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas, Lawrence where he taught from 1977-2010 and was the chair of the Religious Studies Department for six. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he received a Ph.D. in Religion from the University of Iowa in 1975 and an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Trinity Divinity School in Chicago.
He is the author of eight books, his most recent being When Religion Is an Addiction, Gay and Healthy in a Sick Society, and Scared Straight: Why It's So Hard to Accept Gay People and Why It's So Hard to Be Human. In 1999 he received the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's Leadership Award for Education. Currently he lives in Kansas City with his partner of ten years.
He leads workshops on gender roles, homophobia, and racism for universities, colleges, churches, businesses, government organizations, and community and religious groups throughout the U.S. as well as workshops for non-heterosexuals on personal growth beyond "coming out" and how to be a healthy activist through The Fairness Project www.fairnessproject.org.