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Author Nominated as an Oprah Hero Receives 2012 VW Beetle
Author of relationship books for women receives new 2012 VW Beetle won on the last Oprah's Favorite Things show.
In November of 2010, author Tracey Stevens was secretly nominated by 10 members of her support group for 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 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.
"I 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). Since 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 I’ve 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 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. I’m working towards paying what Oprah did for me forward," Stevens said.
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Amazing Dreams Publishing has over 1,500 free resources for women including a 24/7 support group for women who are coming out; safety tips for online dating; over 100 movie reviews; lots of helpful articles; and over 1,200 free Ecards designed by wonderful artists. The company provides free services for women and the people who love them since October of 2001. Author Tracey Stevens has been a featured writer 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 was also an Advice Columnist for Lesbians On The Loose Magazine in Australia. She has written a Coming Out Package women, and also Relationship Packages for men or women. For a full listing of all the resources offered at Amazing Dreams Publishing, please visit the company's website: http://www.amazingdreamspublishing.com