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Aired Dec 29, 2022

2022 Was Rough – So Let’s Queer the Holidays!

As we head into the holidays with friends and chosen family, taking a few minutes to step back from the eggnog and reflect can be refreshing and a great way to prepare for the new year. What are your most memorable moments of the queer year? What holiday traditions are you carrying on and which are you creating? What are you looking forward to most for 2023?

We hosted a conversation about this article as a part of PFLAG Connects and Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, December 29. Did you miss it? You can still watch it here!

Article: Queer Holiday Cheer Is Here: Be Merry and Gay with Dolly, Mariah, Miley, Amy Grant and More

Source: PrideSource

Author:  Sarah Bricker Hunt

Questions for Discussion:

  1. When you think of your queer holiday favorites, did your favorite artist and/or song make the list? What would you add? Would you take anything off of the list?
  2. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community and/or as an ally – when you think of your holiday traditions, do you think they’ve become queerer and more inclusive over time? If so, how? If not, why do you think that’s the case?
  3. The last few years have been pretty tough for LGBTQ+ people and their families and allies. What are you planning to do in the new year to take care of yourself? What are you planning to do to support your community?

Bonus Resources: Check out “When There’s No Going Home for the Holidays” from Psychology Today by Ross E O’Hara and “Managing sobriety and stress over the holidays” from The Washington Blade by Michael Leach.

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Something to Talk About Live is a series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week we offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter.