Posts tagged ‘Randy roberts potts’

February 19, 2012

This Last Week and Month have Been Interesting.

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What a ride it has been these last few weeks.  I work for a very small TV company so when I returned from Canada  another manager decided she had to go on vacation which resulted in me working for 39 days non-stop.   That sucks so much I can’t describe  and add writing for Fodor’s when I got home at night and you see what a hell my life has been. On the wonderfully happy side, I also sent my first article to Gaylaxy Magazine ( India) and  my first article on ACTUP.org both of which made me incredibly proud.

On Thursday my 39 days of working producing the news,interviews and my  call-in show came to an end  so yesterday the ‘gay agenda’ dictated that I had to clean. Thankfully my wonderful Ex  came and helped enormously – with the blessing of his current.

This evening I was wandering on the internet and discovered an article by an amazing young gay person called Troy Roness and I noticed that Randy R Potts also posted him on Facebook.  To make a long story short the article is the grittiest article I have ever read – the title alone says it all : “It’s time: Yes,  I’m gay, and I’m unapologetic”

Staring at myself in a mirror, I internalized my shame, guilt, and insecurities. I believed my appearance defined my existence. The perfect grades, the perfect body, and appearing flawless would somehow make me complete. I’ve learned, though, that we aren’t mean to be “perfect”; we’re meant to be whole.

Read the Huffington Post article here.

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February 6, 2012

Andrew in Drag and K2K Carnival (Trinidad & Tobago)

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Completely disjointed ( though perhaps not) post tonight.  First off, I have been filling in for another manager at the TV station ( in addition to my writing and my normal TV job)  for the last 29 days without a day off and I am working till 8pm every day. I still have 10 more days before I can get a day off  so you can imagine my mood.  Today that mood changed when,out of the blue I got a FB message from someone I interview on a regular basis who asked  why I hadn’t contacted her in a while and to let me know that there was a  Carnival costume waiting for me at the K2K Mas Camp.

I need to put this into perspective.  Carnival is a big deal in T&T, the biggest party/festival of the year.  I used to like it but it lost its artistic roots for me once Peter Minshall ( now a friend)  stopped designing beautiful costumes that had a message and the thing turned into little more than an all-inclusive  party on the move with bikinis and beads. Then last year I saw a new band appear with the most beautiful costumes I had seen in years – K2K. Fashion and Carnival merged into a display of  gorgeousness that had me Facebooking and Tweeting the  band.

If all works out  I will be spending Carnival on the road with the most beautiful  band in years and I cannot guarantee I will not do my runway walk on the streets of Port of Spain.

If you want to see the amazing K2K presentation for Carnival 2012 – click here.

When you think about it, Carnival is really about being in drag for a day. Which segues nicely to my next bit. Just saw this  cool video and excellent song  posted by Randy Roberts Potts on Facebook . The Magnetic Fields – Andrew in Drag.

I love it!

 

December 23, 2011

Randy Roberts Potts interviewed by Bryan of Depfox

Finally got a chance to watch this interview that Bryan of Depfox did with the inspiring Randy Roberts Potts. grandson of the late TV Evangelist Oral Roberts. This is probably the best interview I have seen him do – he is totally relaxed.

November 1, 2011

Randy Roberts Potts on NBC

July 19, 2011

Another touching piece from Randy Roberts Potts

I had featured Oral Roberts grandson in a post about a year ago. This sermon is as touching as his It Get’s Better video and a lot less angry.

Sermon delivered on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Randy Roberts Potts, Guest Minister.

October 28, 2010

Televangelist Oral Roberts’ gay grandson says “it gets better”

Amazingly moving stuff. He writes a letter to his gay uncle Ronald David Roberts, who committed suicide in 1982, about the parallels in their lives.  Via Towleroad.com

Some background on Randy Roberts Potts and his story from DallasVoice.com here.

And another article written about his life and his relationship with his grandfather by Potts himself.