Thursday, 28 July 2011

Ugandan Bishop To Speak At Sunday Equality Forum

LGBT and human-rights activist Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, known as the Desmond Tutu of Uganda, will return to San Diego next month to update his supporters on the dire conditions in his homophobic homeland.
The bishop and his wife, Mary Senyonjo, will be in America’s Finest City from Aug. 19 through Aug. 27 to kick off a tour of the U.S.
Bishop Christopher will preach at 8 and 10:30 am services on Sunday, Aug. 21, at St. Paul’s Cathedral. He will also participate in the church’s Sunday Forum at 9 am.
St. Paul’s Cathedral and a sizable number of LGBT allies in San Diego have embraced the bishop and his heroic efforts to minister to the LGBT community in Uganda and elsewhere in Africa, where homosexuality is considered taboo.
The Rev. Canon Albert Ogle of St. Paul’s Cathedral works closely with Bishop Christopher and is president of St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which raises money for the bishop’s efforts in Uganda.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Oral Roberts’ gay grandson speaking in Chicago

Randy Roberts Potts, Grandson of Oral Roberts
"Like his famous grandfather, Randy Roberts Potts is now a man on a mission.

Potts, who’s speaking in Chicago July 30, is the grandson of the late Oral Roberts, the world’s first televangelist, a man whose ministry had revenues of almost $90 million a year by the end of the 1970s and who founded the Oklahoma university that bears his name.

But Potts’ mission is a very different one than his grandfather’s. Potts is gay, and his mission began last year when he went to Dan Savage’s It Gets Better website and began watching the videos people had posted there with messages of hope for young LGBTs.

“I cried through the first 20 videos,” Potts said in an interview July 21.Potts’ own journey to discover himself, like those of many LGBTs who grew up in evangelical or fundamentalist families, has taken time.
- full report at Gay Chicago