9/26/09

Coming Out Day Project from OURsceneTV


OURsceneTV.com is producing a new video program, OURstories, a collection of coming out stories submitted by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) public, to commemorate National Coming Out Day on October 11, the internationally-observed day for LGBT visibility.

Using social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, as well as its newsletter and website, OURsceneTV has invited its viewers, friends and anyone interested in participating to submit short videos in which the participants will share their own personal coming out experiences. The videos will be complied and presented on the OURsceneTV.com website.

The OURstories' call to action states, "Visibility is one of our most powerful tools for fighting discrimination and ignorance. No two stories are alike, but all are life-changing and important. Whether your coming out story is painful, poignant or just a little peculiar, we want to hear from you. And if you're not out, but ready to take that step, we want to hear from you, too."

OURsceneTV Executive Producer Margaret Pergler said, "Coming out and living openly as gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans person is an act of true bravery. We're asking our viewers and friends to tell us their own coming out stories in the most compelling way possible - in their own words. This isn't a contest, but a collection of the emotional, sometimes amusing, but always inspirational stories of finding ourselves and sharing that truth."

Participants can learn more about the OURstories program, get suggestions on how to record their stories, and upload their videos at: http://www.ourscenetv.com/comingoutproject/index.html

About National Coming Out Day – National Coming Out Day is celebrated each year on October 11 to commemorate the 1987 Lesbian and Gay March on Washington and the first unfurling of the AIDS Quilt on the National Mall.

About OURsceneTV.comOURsceneTV.com is an online television network featuring all original entertainment news, lifestyle and cultural programming catering to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) audiences. It is dedicated to creating dynamic content that truly reflects the diversity and uncompromised perspectives of the LGBT community. Visit www.ourscenetv.com.

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