I’m a little late, considering Hanukkah is over tonight. This is a heart-warming project geared toward LGBTQ people without family for the holidays,
“Hello Dear Friends And Supporters!
This season, supportive moms (and dads, sisters, brothers, grandparents and friends too!) have gathered to send a holiday message to all LGBTQ children, teens and adults who are without family support and who would like a “stand-in Holiday family.” Knowing that not every parent is ready to accept her own LGBTQ child exactly as-is (as hard as this is for us to imagine), we have written to extend our love beyond that of our own family.
We are not celebrities. We are everyday friends and family from everyday homes. Many, but not all, have LGBTQ children of our own (hence, some use full names and photos, and some do not). Many, but not all, are straight. In other words, even our writers here represent diversity. The vast majority of us came together because they heard about the project in our 2012 season, and many have never met me or each other. The common bond we share is that we are so full of love and pride for our own children–LGBTQ and straight–we wanted to extend ourselves beyond our own families and do something more.”
- ‘Your Holiday Mom’ gives LGBT people a safe place to come out this Christmas (dailydot.com)
- 40 Moms. 40 Messages. 1 Happy LGBTQ Holiday (tuchangemakers.wordpress.com)
- Asian America LGBTQ: Struggle of Coming Out (ttccom361uw.wordpress.com)
- What Will You Do To Support LGBTQ Youth? (hrc.org)