Author Greg Miraglia announced today that all royalties earned from the sale of “Coming Out From Behind The Badge,” and “American Heroes Coming Out From Behind The Badge” are being donated to the Out To Protect Scholarship Program. Mr. Miraglia created the Out To Protect Scholarship Program in 2009 to support “out” lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender students enrolled in a basic law enforcement training program. Out To Protect was incorporated and became a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit corporation and has awarded five scholarships since its creation.
“It was always a part of my vision for the books. The stories in both books were intended to inspire closeted LGBT personnel to come out and to show LGBT youth that a career in law enforcement is possible no matter your sexual orientation. The Out To Protect Scholarship Program will help LGBT students with their expenses and reward them for being “out” role models” Miraglia said.
The Out To Protect Scholarship Program is the only national scholarship program of its kind. The program is funded entirely by private donations. Anyone can donate to the scholarship fund and know that 90% of every donated dollar goes directly to a scholarship award. Everyone associated with Out To Protect is a volunteer, so the cost of the program is minimal. Miraglia said, “I know many law enforcement officers are looking for a way to give back to the profession. For LGBT law enforcement personnel, I can’t think of a more meaningful and effective way to give back than to support a future member of the profession and role model for the LGBT community. I hope that by donating all of the royalties from my two books I can encourage others to give to this important program.”
Making a donation can be done safely and easily online via the Out To Protect Website at www.outtoprotect.org. Donations can be made in any single amount or on a monthly basis via subscription.