Chosen Family

Exiled twins use inherited hate money to build a school and coffee art lounge for their LGBTQ+ community in Texas. The Fosters + Sordid Lives + The L Word.

  • Dina Faye Gilmore
    The Day She Awakened
  • Project Type:
    Television Script
  • Genres:
    Drama, LGBT, LGBTQ
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Writer Biography - Dina Faye Gilmore

Dina Faye Gilmore is an award-winning director, filmmaker, and screenwriter. She is also a 4-time bestselling author, a producer, former internet radio host for The Healing Journey, Podcast host to several shows, and engaging interviewer. Through the art of storytelling in multiple genres, primarily dramedy with strong female leads, she thrives to create for the purpose of empowerment and inspiration in all forms. She is passionate about writing underdog characters boldly overcoming obstacles generated from real-life experiences.

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Writer Statement

Chosen Family was written from my real-life coming out experiences and being a homeless gay teen statistic in Dallas because I would not conform to my family's "be straight" ultimatums. I turned my pain into the driving force behind creating safe spaces for all of the LGBTQ+ community to gather and create their own chosen families. This script is meant to create empowered change! My dream is to take the vision of the June Academy into reality by building a school dedicated to homeless LGBTQ+ youth, imagining the support for healthy growth, acceptance of individuality, and a safe haven off the harsh streets. Chosen Family is my opportunity to dream big and remove limitations for the LGBTQ+ youth and the entire community for what's possible.