Post Tagged with: "holidays"

Christmas cartoons can be so queer
Culture / Media

Christmas cartoons can be so queer

As Christmas approaches, my family sets aside time to watch the classic Christmas movies from my childhood. We own them all on DVD and, even though many of them were made in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, my kids still love them. Of course, I watch them through a […]

Incorporating Giving Into Holiday Traditions
Community

Incorporating Giving Into Holiday Traditions

Most of us find it difficult to defend our kids against the avalanche of presents they receive during the holidays. Grandparents, cousins, godparents all want children to feel the love, love wrapped in festive paper with gift receipts included. When I talk about the embarrassment of riches our kids receive […]

VQ Picks: Gifts for Kids
Culture

VQ Picks: Gifts for Kids

Our contributors are looking out for you this season, and they have provided their recommendations for kid gifts. I think it wise to consider these suggestions from our experienced crew, but if you’ve got a book, toy or product that beats the pants off any of ours, do share. After […]

VQ Picks: Gifts for Grown-ups
Culture

VQ Picks: Gifts for Grown-ups

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 […]

VQ Picks: Charities
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VQ Picks: Charities

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 […]

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Identity / Life

Support for the Transgender Community

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 […]

Six Word Stories
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Six Word Stories

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 […]

6 Things I’d Rather Do than Celebrate the Holidays
Family / Life

6 Things I’d Rather Do than Celebrate the Holidays

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 […]

Defining Family
Extended family / Family / Travel

Defining Family

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 […]

Apple Granola Crisp
Culture / Food

Apple Granola Crisp

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 [hr] Thanksgiving dinner is a labor of love. It takes so much time […]