Many queer and trans people don’t feel safe or supported by their family of origin. This can become especially fraught during the holidays when we have to hide who we are, who we love, or how we prefer to present in order to keep a semblance of “family peace.” How can you handle this painful experience?
* Julie Rodgers, “Family Chat: When Your Family Doesn’t Support You”
* Queer Theology, “8 Queer Tips to Get Through the Holidays”
* Kevin Garcia, “4 Tips for Surviving Family Gatherings During the Holidays”
* Glen Garner, Out, “5 Tips for LGBTQ People on Surviving Holiday Depression”
* Kingsley, Ambit Gender Diversity Counseling, “Supporting your trans loved one through family gatherings”
* Everyone is Gay, “Surviving the Holidays: The Not-Out-Yet Edition”
* Candice Czubernat, “Surviving the Holidays”
* Everyone is Gay, “Safely Planning for the Holidaze”
* Verdell A. Wright, Believe Out Loud, “Tips For Getting Through The Hard Holidays”
* Read any of the letters at Your Holiday Mom, an online space where supportive moms post holiday messages.
Kevin Garcia, “Queer Guide to Surviving the Holidays”
Austen Hartke, “Going Home When There’s No Room at the Inn”
Queer Theology, “7 Bible passages for self-care during the holidays”
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