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Marc Adams, Lambda Literary Award finalist and Silver Pen Award recipient for his autobiography, The Preacherís Son will be speaking at the regular meeting of the Fort Worth chapter of PFLAG.
The Preacherís Son chronicles Marcís life growing up gay as the son of a fundamentalist Baptist minister in rural Pennsylvania where he endured a childhood of physical, emotional, and spiritual abuse. He went on to attend, by choice, Jerry Falwellís Liberty University where he also was employed for 3 Ĺ years in the student recruiting/university relations department. His book articulately reveals life at Liberty and the struggle to conform to the standards for which he would have been a martyr. He shares about his years as an ex-gay. It culminates with his coming to terms with being gay and his coming out to his fundamentalist Baptist Christian family.
Since its release in 1996, The Preacherís Son has garnered praise from bookstores, reviewers, the mainstream press, and the gay and lesbian media. Not to be discounted, Marc says, are the thousands of letters and e-mails he has received from men and women, gay and straight, who have read his books and found themselves changed.
Marc will share some of his lifeís story, talk about his latest book, (lost)Found, as well as HeartStrong, Inc., the non-profit organization he co-founded. HeartStrong, Inc., is a non-profit educational organization for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students of religious schools, colleges, and universities. HeartStrong has provided hope and help to GLBT students who have endured faith-based anti-GLBT bullying in religious schools around the world since 1996.
All of Marcís books and resources will be available for purchase, including his latest book (the much anticipated follow up to The Preacherís Son), (lost)Found. For more information about Marc Adams www.meetmarcadams.com.
Author/Activist Marc Adams