5 Tips for Surviving the Holidays (Queer Xmas Selfcare)

The holiday season can be especially hard for 2SLGBTIQSA+ folks, so we have put together 5 quick tips for surviving the holiday season. This has been a weird year, and it will likely feel like a strange holiday season.

The Yuletide might not feel as jolly and gay as we had wished for. Many of us are heading into the holidays with already heightened emotions as a result of living through a pandemic… and these feelings are amplified on top of anxiety that might come up when us queer and trans folks think about reconnecting with families of origin at this time of year. We want to encourage you to make a holiday safety plan. Spend a bit of time before any gatherings, or Zoom calls, to decide how you want to navigate the pieces of this season that will be the most difficult for you. Whether you’re struggling with family who don’t accept your identity, or spending the holidays alone, or even if you’re surrounded by supportive family, these five tips will help you prepare a self-care plan that works for you.

We want you to head into this season with a couple of extra tools in your toolbox, and a light at the end of the tunnel. Let’s all be gentle with ourselves over the holidays, and drink lots of water! If you find yourself home on Christmas morning, and you want to celebrate with our little, queer family then join us:

December 25 @ 11:00am (EST) for QUEER XMAS LiveStream!
Happy Holidays! 🎄🎁

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