Charlotte: Potts to visit Charlotte

Carolinas News Notes

by Lainey Millen  Special Assignments  specialassignments@goqnotes.com
Published: September 1, 2012 in Carolinas News Notes

Randy Roberts Potts

CHARLOTTE — The GayCharlotte Film Series will feature gay activist Randy Roberts Potts, the grandson of televangelist Oral Roberts, on Sept. 22, 6 p.m., at the Metropolitan Community Church of Charlotte, 1825 Eastway Dr.

A “For The Bible Tells Me So” screening will kickoff the evening, with Potts’ presentation following. He will entertain questions from the audience.

Potts, who has worked with juvenile delinquents on the East Coast, was a social worker in Oklahoma City, spent five years as a middle school English teacher and is now a freelance writer for several publications, including The Washington Post, Box Turtle Bulletin, The Advocate, This Land Press, and D Magazine. He wrote about his coming out experience as the grandson of Oral Roberts in the recent, “It Gets Better,” book and spends his life spreading a hopeful message to LGBT youth.

Potts has recently launched a new project called “The Gay Agenda,” a performance art piece designed for conservative areas across the country.

The presentation is being made possible by a grant from The Charlotte Lesbian & Gay Fund. It is a signature event provided by the LGBT Community Center of Charlotte.

Tickets are $20, $15 for students and seniors (55+). Advance tickets can be purchased online at gaycharlottefilmfestival.com.

For more information, call 704-962-1426

or visit gaycharlottefilmfestival.com, gaycharlotte.com and randyrobertspotts.com.