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Talking Turkey (and Politics) on Thanksgiving

Roast turkey

Thanksgiving is almost here, and for many of us, that means dinner with extended family, not all of whom share our political views. Fear not—here’s a roundup of ways to survive the holiday without the cranberry sauce flying.

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November 18: A Queer Day to Celebrate

Massachusetts Marriage Ruling

Exactly 13 years ago today, same-sex couples gained the right to marry in a U.S. state for the first time. In the U.K., on the same day, the government repealed Section 28, which had prevented local authorities from “promoting homosexuality.” Three years to the day later, my spouse and I made our own marriage legal.

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UK Supermarket Features Two-Mom Family in Christmas Ad

Sainsburys - Greatest Gift

UK supermarket giant Sainsbury’s features a two-mom couple, along with an interracial couple, in its upbeat Christmas ad for the year.

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Thinking of Our Country and Our Families This Veterans Day

American Flag

It’s Veterans Day as well as Military Family Month, and that has special import during this week of turmoil and division in our country.

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The Halloween Election Zombie Apocalypse — Again

Pumpkin

Four years goes by fast. On Halloween in 2012, I posted this video from director Joss Whedon about how voting for Mitt Romney could lead to the zombie apocalypse. Substitute “Trump” for “Romney” and this is still relevant. Now that’s scary!

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