Monday, June 20th – 7pm
Coming Out Together
LGBTQ+ memoirs anthology
a fundraising reading
by poet Geddes Fielder
+ open mic
Open Air Press fundraiser for the book
Coming Out Together: A Collection of Short Memoirs on the LGBTQIA+ Experience
Open Air Press is a Publishing Company With a Purpose
Our mission is to amplify marginalized voices in our society with the goals of: Illuminate | Release | Transform | Progress. In addition, with every book we publish, Open Air Press will be contributing a % of book sales proceeds to the Looking Out Foundation, as well as other relevant non-profits (the Matthew Shepard Foundation being the other for our first book) for the sake of helping them further their important work.
We are currently in need of help to raise capital and/or spread awareness around the publishing of our first book, “Coming Out Together. A Collection of Short Memoirs on the LGBTQIA+ Experience.” The goals of this book are to help make those who have gone through the experience of coming out, or are currently going through it, to know that they are not alone, that it can get better, or that it might just not be all that bad. Some coming out stories are hard, some ugly, and some good. All are important.
We believe that there is immense healing and empowerment in these stories- to those brave enough to share their own, and to those who read them. By shining the light onto these experiences, we hope to contribute to the positive ripple effects of progress.
Thank you for your time and consideration in supporting this book and cause.
(Founder of Open Air Press)
GoFundMe Campaign Link:
P.S. If you’d like to contribute your story for consideration for this book, or know someone who might, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
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