Category Archives: Holidays

No Home for the Holidays?

Revised December 16, 2016 The holidays present particular challenges for many LGBTQ people, particularly the many who have no home for the one holiday during the year when almost everything in the U.S. and many other countries are completely closed. … Continue reading

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Resiliency during the holidays: My tale

The holiday season is usually a time to gather with family and friends, to celebrate, to laugh, to eat, to give, and to be happy. Unfortunately, some LGBT people (particularly those who are estranged from their families) experience the opposite … Continue reading

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Family – LGBTQ*-style

The holiday season at the end of the year is not always a welcome or happy time of year for many people, and this time of year is particularly difficult for many LGBTQ* people.  The begin, for many of us … Continue reading

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LGBTQ Valentines?

Valentine’s day, another one of our many commercially-driven “holidays,” is a bastion of heteronormativity.  The origins of the holiday are not known, but one version of the history claims that St. Valentine, who secretly performed marriages in opposition to the … Continue reading

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