A country where a recent survey said 53% believe that “gays and lesbians should not be free to live as they wish” is not a country where you expect to hear about same-sex marriage legislation being introduced and supported by both government and opposition. But, Albania is, at times, a country of contradictions. According to […]
A country where a recent survey said 53% believe that “gays and lesbians should not ...
It is the season of giving and we asked our contributors to share some of ...
Ian Chesir-Teran is a rabbinical student at the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute ...
In a piece in the New York Times titled “Coming Out as a Modern Family“, ...
The holidays can be hard. Loss of a loved one, illness, financial worries, addiction or ...
Driving my seven-year-old to art class this last week, we saw someone walking by on ...
Winter is… inconvenient. Or, at least, that’s one word for it. It is inconvenient to stand, frozen (no pun intended) at your car door, as you try to figure out precisely how to access your car keys, which are deep inside your coat pocket, with your clumsy, mittened hands. The pileup of boots at the […]
It is the season of giving and we asked our contributors to share some of their favorite things and whiskers on kittens and bright copper paella pans made the list! Well, the kitten whiskers are just in the picture but still important. These are some of our favorite gifts for grown-ups. I’d say “adult gifts” […]
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s a good time to sit back and reflect on all that we have. The LGBTQ community has a well-established history of giving to others and to causes in which we believe. So, we asked the VillageQ contributors to pass on their favorite charities so that we could share […]
Ian Chesir-Teran is a rabbinical student at the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Ian is also a New York-licensed attorney who practices law from his Israeli office in the Jezreel Valley. Ian, formerly of South Orange, New Jersey, is a member of Kibbutz Hannaton, where he lives with his husband and […]
In a piece in the New York Times titled “Coming Out as a Modern Family“, Maria Bello comes out as “whatever” and all my feelings for her since I first saw her in ER make sense. I will freely admit that I watched Coyote Ugly (and maybe watched again and – okay – maybe one […]
The holidays can be hard. Loss of a loved one, illness, financial worries, addiction or distance from friends and family can make this time of year, when joys (and sorrows) are amplified feel especially lonely. For people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, rejection by our families is an acute pain when so many […]
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season which can be a difficult time of year for many. Sometimes, we need a little levity to make it through the stress of travel and family dinners and tired kids. Towards that end, a few of the VillageQ contributors offered up six word stories on Thanksgiving. On […]
1. Eat a disappointing meal Rural Minnesota. Autumn. Pregnant. You order Perkins’ new Chicken Pot Pie. You eat about half of it and then begin hunting and pecking and then the realization hits – you’ve been served a white-gravy-filled pie crust. There are no carrots, no peas, and none of the promised chicken. Perhaps the […]
Driving my seven-year-old to art class this last week, we saw someone walking by on the sidewalk whose gender appeared to be ambiguous. When we passed by, my daughter asked: “Was that a boy or a girl?” “You know, I don’t know. Maybe a boy or a girl. Or maybe both or neither.” “Both or […]
I was 15 when I asked my parents how Uncle Dave was related to us. They looked at each other a bit perplexed. It wasn’t that this was some tawdry secret; I think they had just never considered how having your child call someone “Uncle Dave” for her entire life could make her think that […]
The first night of Chanukah is this Wednesday, November 27th. The first day lands on Thanksgiving here in the United States. You may be spending your Thanksgiving with Jews, so here are some facts about Chanukah history and traditions to get you through Thanksgiving this year. 1. The Greek ruler Antiochus IV tried to force […]
This brings to a close our first ever Thanksgiving recipe extravaganza here at VillageQ. We hope that you all have a fabulous dinner and, if you try any of the recipes we’ve shared, let us know. Bon appetit! ~ The Editors Thanksgiving dinner is a labor of love. It takes so much time to prepare all the food and […]
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