Listen to Robert and Susan Cottrell’s keynote presentation from April’s Q Parent Summit on the nature of loving our neighbors, and how we can transcend division to bring God’s love to bear in our world.
Susan Cottrell, the prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQI children, was featured on ABC's 20/20, Nightline and Good Morning America, on NBC News Out, on The Advocate Magazine’s National Coming Out Day, Mother's Day, and other viral videos - as "our favorite affirming matriarch." She has also been featured on The Advocate’s Out in Left Field with Dana Goldberg, and is a devotional contributor on the Our Bible app. She is an international speaker, public theologian, acclaimed author, and consultant. Through her nonprofit organization—FreedHearts—Susan champions the LGBTQI community and families with her authenticity and tender-hearted zeal.
She challenges Christians to love as the foundation of faith. She spent 20+ years in the non-affirming Evangelical church, is the Founder and President of FreedHearts, has a Master of Arts in Theological Studies, and served as the Vice-President of PFLAG Austin (Texas). Her critically acclaimed books “Mom, I’m Gay”—Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith; True Colors - Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You; and Radically Included - The Biblical Case for Radical Love and Inclusion are endorsed by The Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG and many others. She and her husband Rob have been married for 30+ years, live in Austin, and have five children, two of whom are in the LGBTQI community.