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Little Book of Coming Out Stories / 9 October 2012

Her Worship the Mayor of the Great Yarmouth, Councillor Colleen Walker will officially launch OUT140: The Little Book of Coming Out Stories in Great Yarmouth Library on National Coming Out Day, Friday 12th October. The book will then be available in libraries across Norfolk.

The Little Book of Coming Out Stories was created by community filmmaker Shelly Telly (Michelle Savage) and poet Vince Laws for Norwich Pride. It lists 140 coming out stories told in 140 characters or less (a tweet on Twitter) from lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from all over Norfolk and beyond.

We chose 12th October for the launch because it’s National Coming Out Day - an important day for raising awareness and visibility of LGBT people. We are in every family, workplace, and group of friends and the OUT140 book captures the diversity of the coming out experience. I hope this book will make people think about how they respond when someone they know comes out.

You can find out more about OUT140 at and follow OUT140 on Twitter at

You can buy the book for £1.40 + P&P from