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Liberty Education Forum announced today that Randy Roberts Potts, the gay grandson of the late televangelist Oral Roberts, has joined our Speakers Bureau. Potts will be sharing his unique perspective on faith and sexuality with audiences around the country, beginning with an appearance at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center on Wednesday, August 3 at 8pm.
“I’m excited to embark on this partnership with Liberty Education Forum,” said Potts, who gained national notoriety last year with a heartfelt contribution to the It Gets Better anti-bullying video campaign. “I’m looking forward to sharing my story growing up in the Roberts household, my coming out experience and my own personal faith journey with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center and audiences throughout the United States.”
“Randy is a perfect addition to our Speakers Bureau,” stated Liberty Education Forum Executive Director Gregory T. Angelo. “As the grandson of one of the most famous evangelical preachers of the last century, he brings a one-of-a-kind perspective to the gay experience, with a story that is at times touching, thoughtful, sad and inspiring. It’s a biography that resonates with all people, but which has the potential to have a strong impact with faith communities nationwide.”
Potts will appear on Wednesday, August 3 at 8pm at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s Renberg Theatre (1125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038) in a discussion moderated by the Center’s Director of Strategic Initiatives Alan Acosta. The panel is free and open to the public. For additional information call 323-993-7332 or visit www.lagaycenter.org/learningcurve.
“Randy’s experience of the damage caused to LGBT youths who grow up in the midst of religious bigotry—and the potential power and beauty of overcoming these life challenges—is a moving and instructive story,” said Alan Acosta, the Center’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and moderator of the August 3 event. “The Center is extremely pleased to host Randy and explore these critical issues that are so central to our organization’s mission of overcoming societal homophobia and achieving equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.”