Thank You for Coming Out (at the J): Emery Lee, Meet Cute Diary

Thank You for Coming Out (at the J): Emery Lee, Meet Cute Diary

Add to Calendar
Session schedule
Number of Sessions
Age range

In celebration of Pride, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, in collaboration with Dubbs Weinblatt and their podcast, Thank You For Coming Out, is presenting a conversation series that amplifies voices from a wide spectrum of the LGBTQIA+ community. The universal themes will surprise, enlighten, and inspire you.

Meet Cute Diary is a swoon-worthy, heartfelt rom-com by Emery Lee that tells the story of how a transgender teen’s first love challenges his ideas about perfect relationships. Noah will have to choose between following his own rules for love or discovering that the most romantic endings are the ones that go off script.

Emery Lee (e/em) is a kidlit author, artist, and YouTuber hailing from a mixed-racial background. After graduating with a degree in creative writing, e’s gone on to author novels, short stories, and webcomics. When away from reading and writing, you’ll most likely find em engaged in art or snuggling cute dogs. Find em online at

Dubbs Weinblatt (they/them) is the Founder and Executive Producer of Thank You For Coming Out, which celebrates the LGBTQIA+ community by showcasing queer stories and identities through a podcast, improv, and storytelling. They are also the Co-Founder and Executive Producer of Craft Your Truth, an organization that encourages LGBTQIA+ folks to use performance art as a way to express their stories and connect with their community. Dubbs is also the Associate Director of Education and Training for Metro New York at Keshet. In Dubbs' free time, they love to read and write and have been featured on Hey, Alma. Dubbs is a recipient of the GCN Impact Awards, and was named one of Logo's NewNowNext 6 Inspiring LGBTQ Jewish Activists You Should Be Following.

This program is cosponsored by The Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas, The Joseph Stern Center for Social Responsibility, and Out at the J, and is presented in partnership with Thank You For Coming Out

Please register in advance and the program link will be sent the morning of the event.

We are proud to continue to offer virtual programming such as this for free or at low cost. If you are able, please consider making a gift to support the JCC. Every dollar counts.

Conversations at the JCC are made possible by Zabar’s and
Programming in The Lambert Center for Arts + Ideas is supported by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund and made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.


Thank You for Coming Out

Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please contact Registration by email at for additional information or if you are having trouble registering; be sure to include your name, contact information, and class/program/event for which you wish to register.

By registering for a Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan program, you consent to the JCC's Cancellation Policy. Participants in JCC programs are subject to all Policies and Practices of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.