The holiday season is upon us, and we know that it can be an especially stressful time for LGBTQIA folks: maybe being around your family is tough, maybe not being able to be with your family is tough, maybe you’re getting ready to come out at Thanksgiving dinner (raise your hand if you ALSO did this), maybe you’re the parent of a kid who came out at Thanksgiving dinner and you have one million questions and you’re trapped inside by the early winter.
Whatever your situation, we’re here to help.
Below is a compilation of all of our Holiday-related advice as you gear up for the coming months. Of course,  you can always ask us your specific questions here or @MyKidsGay on Twitter!

• Safety Planning for the Holidays by Allyee Whaley and The Trevor Project
Getting Through the Holidays with Homophobic Relatives by Julie Tarney
• For the Gender Non-Conforming Child on Your Holiday Gift List by Julie Tarney
• 10 Things Not to Say When Your LGBTQ Child Comes Home from College for Winter Break by Cornelia Prior
My Son Likes Nail Polish, But Our Relatives Gift Only “Boy” Toys by Julie Tarney
• Navigating Holiday Sleeping Arrangements by Bianca Palmisano
• Gender and Holiday Clothes Shopping by Dannielle Owens-Reid

Also, be sure to check out Your Holiday Mom, which is an amazing group of moms writing letters of support to LGBTQ youth who don’t have supportive families to return to this holiday season. Have you ever heard of something so AMAZING?!
All of us at My Kid Is Gay hope you all have safe, loving, and warm holidays!!!

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