“It’s OK to be Gay – Celebrity Coming Out Stories” edited by Alison Stokes— Stories that Inspire

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Stokes, Alison (editor). “It’s OK to be Gay – Celebrity Coming Out Stories”, Accent Press, 2013.

Stories that Inspire

Amos Lassen

Be on the lookout for this book that is being published to coincide with National Coming Out Day. These are the coming-out stories of well known figures in the LGBT community and they share them with us in frank and honest terms as well as explain how their sexuality has shaped who they are. While those who have contributed here are British, there is something to take from their stories.

Contributors include: Sue Perkins; rugby star Gareth Thomas; best-selling crime writer Val McDermid; Coronation Street star Charlie Condou; Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor; Evan Davis, presenter of Dragon’s Den and Radio 4′s Today programme; Alice Arnold, former BBC newsreader and partner of Clare Balding; Edd Kimber, winner of the first ever Great British Bake Off; Reggae/soul singer Diana King; Lord Waheed Alli, Labour peer and entrepreneur; Award-winning writer Stella Duffy; X Factor finalist Jade Ellis; Author Paul Burston; Paralympian Claire Harvey; Actress Sophie Ward; Jane Czyzselska, editor of Diva magazine; Hip-hop artist Q Boy; Playwright Shelley Silas; Former Brookside actor Stifyn Parri; International rugby referee Nigel Owens; BBC Radio presenter Chris Needs; Rosie Wilby, comedienne and writer; Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah, Director UK Black Pride; Darren Scott, editor of GT magazine”.

The book is being used to raise money for Diversity Role Models and the work it does helping to stop bullying in British schools. It will be available in the United States as well.



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