Susan Cottrell is on a mission.
Susan Cottrell is the prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQI children, as an international speaker, teacher and theologian. Coming from 25 years in the evangelical conservative church, Susan is now one of the leading and fiercest advocates and allies for the LGBTQI community. Through her nonprofit—FreedHearts—Susan champions the LGBTQI community and families with her characteristic tender-heartedness, and she zealously challenges Christians that love is the foundation of faith. www.FreedHearts.org Her classic book “Mom, I’m Gay”—Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith is published by Westminster John Knox Press and has become a must-read for Christian parents of LGBTQI children. Her workbook, to help LGBTQI heal shame from family, church and community community, is True Colors: Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You. Susan's books have been endorsed by The Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG, The Gay Christian Network, Dr. Mel White - author of Stranger at the Gate - and many others.Susan is also the creator of comprehensive video courses for parents, LGBTQI, and the faith community at www.FreedHeartsOnline.orgShe and her husband Rob have been married 30 years and have five children, two of whom are in the LGBTQI community. They live in Austin, Texas.
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Helping parents unconditionally love, accept and affirm their LGBTQI children, and come to realize that to do so is consistent with their faith.
Helping LGBTQI heal shame from family, religious, and community wounds - so they can celebrate the truth and beauty of who they are
Helping the faith community, from those in the pews to those in the pulpits, become fully inclusive and affirming, & helping heal relationships