True Colors: The truth & beauty of the real you!

Restoring yourself as an LGBTQI person: Mending religious, family and community wounds. Includes a PDF copy of Susan's book!

Mend from hurts that have been inflicted by parents, family, church, and your communities.

This course will help LGBTQI people bridge gaps, restore relationships, and learn how to celebrate the truth and beauty of their genuine self. Learn how to restore and affirm yourself and free your heart to love and be loved as you deserve.

“For anyone who has been spiritually hurt by the church, by parents or family members, Susan Cottrell’s True Colors is a personal, intimate, powerful tool for genuine self-healing.” - Meghan Stabler, National Board of Directors, The Human Rights Campaign.

“As an LGBTQ person who has been deeply hurt by the callous actions of so many Christians and the church itself, I found True Colors to be profoundly encouraging and affirming. It’s as if Susan is sitting down right next to you, looking in your eyes, and gently, carefully, speaking words that act as a healing balm to your wounded soul.” —Marg Herder, EEWC, Christian Feminism Today

“As a mom and a friend, here’s my promise: I will be your companion on this journey of healing, to discover how beautiful you are, just as you are. No exceptions. I will tell you what you should have heard in school, in church and in your family. Together we will recover the love that belongs to every human being.” – Susan Cottrell

This video course includes a full PDF copy of Susan's book: True Colors: Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You. This will be emailed to you.

(For more information on Susan Cottrell and FreedHearts, you can visit our main website:

Intended Audience: LGBTQI

1) You Belong Here
2) Pain of Family Rejection
3) Love in Community
4) Grieve Loss & Reject Shame
5) Finding God Again, or Not.
6) God is Not a Bully
7) Can We Talk About Hell?
8) God is Not a Weapon
9) No More Apologies, No More Suicides
10) Working Through Your Emotions
11) How To Be Your Own Best Friend
12) Reading From the Margins

What's included

  • 12 Video Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Susan Cottrell


SUSAN COTTRELL is the prominent voice for faith parents of LGBTQ children. She is an international speaker, teacher, theologian and counselor with years of biblical study and discipleship experience. 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 spent 25 years in the Evangelical church, was a leader there, and is now the Founder and President of FreedHearts (, and served as the Vice-President of PFLAG Austin (Texas). Her book “Mom, I’m Gay”—Loving Your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith is published by Westminster John Knox Press, and has been endorsed by The Human Rights Campaign, PFLAG, The Gay Christian Network and many others. She is also the author of a healing workbook for LGBTQ - True Colors: Celebrating the Truth and Beauty of the Real You. 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.