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LGBTQ Express Your Truth Writing Contest

LGBTQ History Month

2020 express your truth LGBTQ+ writing contest

Write a creative nonfiction story, fictional short story, poem, or one act play, up to 1000 words, that addresses LGBTQ+ themes and/or characters. Some examples can include:

  • coming out
  • someone from the LGBTQ+ community who inspires you
  • a story that expresses the obstacles that LGBTQ+ individuals face in society


1st Place: $600   2nd Place: $500   3rd Place: $400

All prizes generously donated by the Cerritos College Foundation


October 18, by 11:59 pm


If you don’t already have one, create a Turnitin account at You will need the following information to submit your work to

  • Class ID: 26332747
  • Enrollment key: rainbow

In your submission please include the following information: 

  • Your full name
  • Your student ID
  • Your e-mail address
  • The title of your story (If it doesn't have a title, specify "Untitled")


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