NOMINATED AS AN OPRAH HERO RECEIVES 2012 VW BEETLE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
of coming out and relationship books for women receives new 2012 VW Beetle won
on the last Oprah's Favorite Things show.
NC, October 13, 2011 -- Tracey Stevens, shown on left in photo, nominated
for the Oprah Hero's show, which was actually the last Oprah's Favorite Things
show, will receive the newly redesigned 2012 VW Beetle.
November of 2010, author Tracey Stevens was secretly nominated by 10 members of
her support group for women coming out for the Oprah's Hero's show. Stevens was
contacted by Harpo Studios and flew to Chicago in hopes to speak about the support
group she started and has managed since November, 2003.
The Oprah Hero's show was actually the last Oprah's Favorite Things show, where
Oprah honored 275 heroes and ultimate viewers with incredible gifts, including
the brand new redesigned 2012 VW Beetle.
was totally amazed by what happened at Harpo Studios, and I was so honored to
be chosen by Oprah and her staff as a hero for the work I have done with women
in the Support For Lesbians Coming Out group (SFLCO).
November 5, 2003 we have helped over 5,000 women, many who are surrounded by misunderstanding
or hate and persecution from their families, churches and communities. Some are
terrified with no place to turn, and our support group has given them a safe space
to be who they truly are. Because of this honor from Oprah and her amazing staff,
my partner of 18 years and I, along with members of our support group, are now
working towards starting a non-profit where we can help LGBT youths that are homeless.
It is estimated that over 40% of runaways are LGBT and have been kicked out of
their homes. I was one of those kids, abused and kicked out at 17, and Ive
been on my own ever since. My goal is to set up a non-profit agency that can help
get these kids off the streets, and provide them with the education they need
to succeed. My partner, Cathy, and I had a meeting with our support
group members at our yearly conference last week, and we are brainstorming on
ways to incorporate the talents of the members of our group in order to raise
money to accomplish this dream I've had for years. Im working towards paying
what Oprah did for me forward," Stevens said.
plans to sell her new VW for funding for her support group and the new non-profit
that will help homeless LGBT youths. She and her partner own Amazing Dreams Publishing,
and have co-authored seven books including: "How To Be A Happy Lesbian: A
Coming Out Guide," "Coming Out Advice for Gay Bisexual And Questioning
Women" and "Relationship Advice for Gay andBisexual Women."
About Amazing Dreams Publishing:
Amazing Dreams Publishing has
over 1,500 free resources for women including a coming out resource section; 24/7
support group for women who are coming out; safety tips for online dating; over
100 lesbian/bi movie reviews; lots of helpful articles; and over 1,200 free Ecards
designed by wonderful artists. The company has been providing free services for
women and the people who love them since October of 2001. Authors Tracey Stevens
and Cathy have been featured writers for LesbiaNation Magazine and
worldwide on the following websites: Shewired.com, Lesbianation.com, Gaywired.com,
247gay.com, Match.com, Latinoglo.com, Queerfuture.com, Countrygayweb.com, Gaymonkey.com
and Grayandgay.com. Tracey and Katherine were also Advice Columnists for Lesbians
On The Loose Magazine in Australia. They have written a Coming Out Package for
gay, bisexual or questioning women, and also Relationship Packages customized
for either men or women. For more information or a full listing of all the resources
offered at Amazing Dreams Publishing, please visit the company's website: http://www.amazingdreamspublishing.com/pressroom.html
For the complete story of Oprah's Favorite Things:
If interested in the purchase of the 2012 VW Beetle, please contact Tracey
Stevens at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazing Dreams Publishing
1811, Asheville NC 28802
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