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06/27 Coming Out Stories–SDWI’s Pride 2017 SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Date: Deadline June 27 Time:  Number of sessions:  Members:  Nonmembers:  Location:

In celebration of SD LGBT Pride 2017, and in honor of the 20th anniversary of EllenDeGeneres’ ground-breaking, ground-shaking “Coming Out” episode on her sitcom Ellen, San Diego Writers, Ink is sponsoring a special “Coming Out Stories” event. Tell us your unique “coming out” story—coming out to your best friend, your parents, the very first person you told, the one whose reaction surprised you—and submit it for this celebration. We’re looking for stories of 750-1200 words, submitted through

All stories are welcome. What does “coming out” mean to you? We’ll select a few stories from all the submissions we receive and ask the authors to read them at our “Coming Out Stories” event during Pride weekend.
Important Dates

June 27th (midnight) – Deadline for submissions (USE THIS LINK)

July 5th – Selected readers notified

July 16th at (5:30 p.m). – Our special “Coming Out Stories” event at The Ink Spot

Everyone is invited to the reading. Bring your friends and family to mark this special occasion. Invite those out-of- town visitors who are here to celebrate San Diego LGBT Pride. If you want a reminder of what it was like in 1997, you can watch “The Puppy Episode” of Ellen, (the “coming out” episode) here, and here’s a link to Ellen’s celebration of the 20th anniversary on Ellen