To celebrate Vancouver Pride Week, which begins on Monday, July 31 and climaxes with the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival on Sunday, August 6, Daily Hive Vancouver is continuing an annual tradition by inviting its LGBTQ readers to submit their personal ‘coming out’ stories.
These stories will be posted on Daily Hive Vancouver throughout the span of this year’s Pride Week.
Why are we doing this?
For those who identify as LGBTQ, the process of accepting one’s own identity and “coming out” to family and friends is often described as an extremely challenging but liberating experience.
Coming out is a different experience for everyone. While some experiences are difficult and heart-wrenching, others are empowering and heart-warming. After all, it’s a process of revealing one’s true self and heart, and it provides LGBTQ allies with a sense of what it is like to be in another’s shoes.
Daily Hive is a proud, fully-inclusive organization and a major supporter of the LGBTQ community.
Continuing an annual tradition that began during Vancity Buzz’s early days, for Pride 2017 we are inviting Daily Hive’s LGBTQ readers to submit their own coming out stories as a means of inspiring others – to help other LGBTQ Vancouverites find their way by relating to other experiences.
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Share your story with us
You can submit your story anonymously; in your email to us, please let us know whether you would like your story to be published anonymously. Here are some pointers for your story:
- We recommend that stories be kept between 300 and 900 words in length.
- Although not required, we encourage you to include your age and occupation so that readers can more easily relate to your experience.
Please email your story to [email protected] with “Coming Out” as the subject title. Your story will be published during Vancouver Pride week.
Stories should be submitted by no later than Friday, August 4 at 10 pm.
Daily Hive is a proud sponsor of the Vancouver Pride Society