When jolly St. Nick wraps up his Naughty and Nice lists this year, heâ€™ll be including some names familiar to the LGBT community. Unfortunately, a lump of coal is the only thing some of them will find in their stockings.
The Actorâ€™s Theatre of Charlotte (ATC) brings the purely comedic â€śEvery Christmas Story Ever Told (and then some!)â€ť to the local stage. If youâ€™re tired of â€śA Christmas Carolâ€ť every year, and you really love extremely silly, upbeat shows, this might be the one for you. The show opened Dec. 1 and continues through Dec. 18.
Handbells are ringing. The red kettles are out. Weâ€™re deep into the holiday season and charities across the country are extending their calls for helping hands and dollars. But many non-profit charities, especially those tied to religious organizations, have anti-LGBT policies and practices.
Concord’s Dr. Michael Brown will never recognize or admit his words are hateful or hurtful because heâ€™s blind to the truth, the kind of truth that really sets people free and brings them into a radically inclusive communion with each other, the world around them and the Divine.
With all the topics youâ€™d think would be open for discussion in the trans community, it seems we always get stuck on a certain few: bathrooms, nomenclature, ENDA and trans etiologies. I presume the reason is that weâ€™ve made the least progress in these specific areas. This time Iâ€™m recycling the â€śpassingâ€ť issue.
For many folks, connecting with nature has calming and invigorating effects. However, cold and short days make getting outside a little more difficult. If you find yourself coming down with a case of cabin fever every winter, try bringing the outside in and decorating your home in a way that will make you feel more connected with the outdoors in the comfort of your own living room.
With football time in full swing, and family and friends gathering to celebrate the season, the pressures to host this yearâ€™s best game-day or celebratory party can be stressful. Avoid a staid, run-of-the-mill celebration and try the new entertaining trend that is certain to add a taste adventure to your next get-together. Move over, wine and cheese â€¦ hello, beer and jerky.
Even the vagaries of life become more controllable and manageable as Uranus redirects and Mars moves into Capricorn. Opportunities abound for those who know how to play the odds while remaining on an even keel. Be steady and be at the ready, but donâ€™t behave.