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Best Answer to Bigotry Orange County 2010 - The OCEC Storytellers

Many of the people who show up to Orange County Equality Coalition (OCEC) events have had some hard times. After all, nothing motivates someone to start working for gay rights like being discriminated against, harassed, made fun of, or simply struggling with the reality of one's own or a family member's sexuality. But OCEC's Cas Gregory helps people turn the tough stuff into compelling narratives that, hopefully, can break the back of negative stereotypes about the LGBT community. Attend a meeting or event at which the Storytellers speak, and you'll hear tales from moms and dads, sons and daughters, people who hurt and people who no longer do. You won't leave dry-eyed.

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Michelle Evans
Michelle Evans

The OCEC Storytellers is indeed a wonderful group of people. I first heard them speak at Chapman University, and found what they had to share compelling. So much so that soon afterward, I was asked by Cas to join the group to share my story about being transgender. I have been very proud to be a small part of this great group. I hope that many people will have the opportunity to hear the various members share their lives at important events to advance understanding of our LGBT community.