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Thursday, 24 November 2011 23:41

"This Thanksgiving, Let Aunt Betty Feel a Little Awkward…"

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If you celebrate Thanksgiving, GLAAD invites LGBT people to share a moment between them and their allies.

 

 

 

 

GLAAD launches a campaign to celebrate this day: 'This Thanksgiving, Let Aunt Betty Feel a Little Awkward…'

"The LGBT community has a ton to be thankful for from the past year.  But we also have a long way to go. And believe it or not, putting down that forkful of stuffing for a minute and just talking about yourself (if you can) this Thanksgiving can make a huge difference.

We've all had those Thanksgiving dinners where Aunt Betty decides this is the perfect time to discuss a year's worth of ailments and medical treatments. Well, you know what?  If she can talk about her podiatrist, you can talk about your partner.  

The fact is, while you're scarfing down mashed potatoes and staying silent while everyone else at the table is freely speaking their minds, you're missing a golden opportunity to make real, honest progress by talking about your life, and the things you care about.  It's okay if Aunt Betty feels a little awkward at first, it's important for her to know that someone she loves cares deeply about LGBT equality.  And the more we all talk about what's important to us, the less awkward those conversations will become.

Today some LGBT people can't be open about who they are. But if you do feel comfortable, speaking openly and honestly about your life with your loved ones is one of the best ways for all of us to move forward together," GLAAD wroteGLAAD wrote.

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