Susan Cottrell

SUSAN COTTRELL is the prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQ children. She is a national speaker, teacher, theologian and counselor with years of biblical study and discipleship experience. Through her nonprofit organization—FreedHearts.org—Susan champions the LGBTQ community and families with her characteristic tender-heartedness, and she zealously challenges Christians who reject them with her wise insistence that love—of God and others—is the foundation of faith. She is the Founder and President of FreedHearts, and served as the Vice-President of PFLAG Austin. Her first book "“Mom, I’m Gay”—Loving Your LGBTQ Child Without Sacrificing Your Faith", has been endorsed by The Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG, The Gay Christian Network and many others, and her new book "True Colors: Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You" is a powerful resource for those who are LGBTQ to heal from parent, family, religious and community wounds. She and her husband Rob have been married nearly 30 years and have five children, two of whom are in the LGBTQ community. They live in Austin, Texas.

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