Robert V. Taylor, Openly Gay Former Episcopal Dean, to Speak in Tampa, Nov. 1 at 7PM
Nationally-recognized author, speaker, and openly gay Episcopal priest Robert V. Taylor will speak Thursday, November 1st at 7:00 PM on Faith and the LGBT Community at the USF Marshall Student Center’s Oval Theater.
Taylor’s newly released book, A New Way to be Human, offers a path to an integrated life of purposeand has been highly acclaimed by such notables as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Deepak Chopra, Bernie Siegel, MD and others.
Born and raised in South Africa, Taylor saw firsthand the difference that could be made when oppressed people are given the freedom to discover their voices, trust their imaginations, and find the courage to be who they are. These experiences deeply empowered him, transforming his life.
As a young adult, Robert worked tirelessly to end apartheid. In 1980 his mentor, Archbishop Desmond Tutu sent Robert to the United States to avoid imprisonment for his anti-apartheid activity.
He graduated from Rhodes University, South Africa, and completed graduate work at Union Theological Seminary, New York, eventually becoming the highest-ranking openly gay clergy person in the Episcopal church, at the time.
This community event is free and open to the public. Robert will be available to sign copies of his book,A New Way to be Human, after his talk. This event is jointly sponsored by Equality Florida, The USF Libraries, and USF Pride Alliance.
Watch the video trailer for A New Way to be Human: