Your Holiday Mom
December 20, 2012
During the holiday season, most of us have family get-togethers. While these family dinners might be a bit awkward, a lot of us are fortunate to have families that accept and love us for who we are. Unfortunately, some of us are not as lucky. Lots of LGBTQ teenagers have to endure the homophobia or transphobia of their relatives, which can be particularly painful during the holidays when we’re supposed to be enjoying a festive time with loved ones.
The people at YourHolidayMom.com aim to change that. Each day, from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, a different mom “adopts” these teenagers and writes a heartfelt message to LGBTQ youth, saying that although their family may not accept them because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, she does and that there are so many people out there who do, too. Some of these moms are LGBTQ themselves; some aren’t. Some have LGBTQ kids; some don’t. Some have big families, and some have small families. They represent quite a wide range of mothers from different backgrounds.
As the year comes to a close and many of us start to make New Year’s resolutions and think about what we’ve done in the past year, remember that the new year is a great time to strive to be more accepting and to not judge others by their gender identity or sexual orientation. It’s so great that YourHolidayMom.com embraces this idea and that their website lets LGBTQ teens know that they’re not alone this holiday season.