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message 1: by Kaje (last edited Dec 07, 2015 03:33PM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 16566 comments A Virtual Home for the Holidays

" Your Holiday Mom is an online space where supportive moms gather to post a holiday message to all LGBTQ children, teens and adults who are without family support and who would like a “stand-in” holiday family. We know that not every mom is ready to accept her own LGBTQ child exactly as-is (as hard as this is for us moms here to imagine), so we have written to extend our love beyond that of our own family.

Who are these moms? We are everyday friends and family from everyday homes. Many, but not all, have LGBTQ children of our own. Many, but not all, are straight. Each mom speaks to the holiday/s she observes, from Thanksgiving to New Years Day. In other words, even our writers here represent diversity.

The vast majority of us came together because they heard about the project, yet most have never met me or each other. The common bond we share is that we are so full of love and pride for our own children – LGBTQ and straight – we wanted to extend ourselves beyond our own families and do something more.

We wish you a happy, love-filled Holiday Season!

With Love, Shamama & Lisa"

You can find the daily posted letters here: http://www.yourholidaymom.com/

They say they already have over 300 letter-writers lined up for next year too.

So if you want to read a letter from someone who celebrates and embraces LGBTQ youth, and cares about you, exactly as you are, check out the site. New letters post every day. You can subscribe to get them emailed to you (although if you are being careful with your email, you can read them online.)

And as always this group is here to say hi, chat or discuss whatever comes to mind (maybe on "What's On Your Mind": https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...). You are always welcome here.

message 2: by Kaje (new)

Kaje Harper | 16566 comments Nichelle ♥'s Jed & Ryder wrote: "Reading this brought tears to my eyes.

Such an amazing and wonderful gift!"

Isn't it a lovely idea? :)

message 3: by Kaje (last edited Dec 22, 2015 09:40AM) (new)

Kaje Harper | 16566 comments And... "All I Want for Christmas is You" from Steve Grand <3


(Not from Moms, but something sweet for the holidays)

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