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VQ Comes out: Robert Shaffron
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VQ Comes out: Robert Shaffron

Next up in our VQ Comes Out series, honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month: Robert’s story, in which he oozes out over the course of maybe ten years, “until there was no more in.” ~ The Editors [hr] When did you come out (or how many times, if it’s been […]

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VQ Comes Out: The Letter L

Vikki’s story’s up next in our VQ Comes Out series, honoring National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month. Vikki’s story begins, as you would hope a great lesbian coming out story would, in the shower, following a folk song.   ~ The Editors [hr] How many times have you come out? I have […]

Just another lesbian and her cat.
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VQ Comes Out: Joining the Softball Team

Shannon’s story is next up in our series VQ Comes Out – coming out stories in honor of National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month.  A cat, a softball team, and a coming out coach: three things a freshly out gal can be very grateful for.  ~ The Editors [hr] When did you […]

VQ Comes Out: Deborah Goldstein
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VQ Comes Out: Deborah Goldstein

VQ Comes Out – our series of  coming out stories in honor of National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month – continues today with Deborah’s story, in which she likens coming out as a lesbian at a women’s college to delivering a baby via water birth. You read it here first.   […]

Me, out as trans to my friends but not really my family.
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VQ Comes Out: Third time’s the charm

Next up for VQ Comes Out – our series of  coming out stories in honor of National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month – is Dylan’s story.  Like C.J.’s this morning, Dylan’s coming out story has included multiple layers and several iterations.  One interesting difference? Dylan’s parents had a point where they hoped […]

This is me at 17. Out to myself, I made sure to keep my hair no shorter than shoulder length so as not to arouse any suspicion.
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VQ Comes Out: C.J. Prince

We’re running a series of our coming out stories – VQ Comes Out – in honor of National Coming Out Day (which took place last Friday) and LGBT History month. We began over the weekend with the story of Jenn, from our Instagram community. This morning we hear from C.J. Prince, who […]

VQ Comes Out: Featured Family Portrait
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VQ Comes Out: Featured Family Portrait

In celebration of National Coming Out Day and LGBT History month, VillageQ is running a series: VQ Comes Out.  We thought:  we are what we are because of our community, so what better way than to kick off the series with a coming out story from a family in our Instagram community? […]

TGIF Video: Harvey Milk implores you to come out
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TGIF Video: Harvey Milk implores you to come out

Buttoning up a full day of National Coming Out Day posts is an audio clip, playing over accompanying still pictures, of a speech Harvey Milk gave November 7, 1978, the night the Briggs Initiative was defeated. Failed gubernatorial candidate Briggs authored and championed California Proposition 6, which would have mandated […]

National Coming Out Day: Telling Our Stories
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National Coming Out Day: Telling Our Stories

Today is National Coming Out Day (NCOD).  For 25 years now, October 11th has been celebrated as a day to celebrate those coming out or living lives openly as LGBT people.  For those of us who came out a while ago, NCOD might seem irrelevant to our current lives, but […]