Category: holidays

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It’s finally here! Our 2018 Queer Holiday Gift Guide has finally arrived. 

1. AceshopCo (Health & Beauty)

A queer-owned health and beauty shop selling personalized bath products including bombs, salts, herbs, and soap, as well as handmade clothing.

2. Voices in Counterpoint: A poetry conversation about dominance and submission (Books & Writing)

An art and poetry novel written by two queer women about kink, sexuality, the dynamics, and how the two women are mirrors of each other in their exploration of dominance and submission. Mature content.

3. Delightful Art (Art)

A queer-owned shop of watercolour, ink, and digital wall art, home decor, and stationery, as well as stunning nature photography.

4. God Save the Queers (Jewelry & Accessories)

A jewelry and accessory shop offering queer and magical items. The shop exists with the aim to bring representation and positivity with inclusive, affordable pieces full of bright colours, gemstones, natural elements and glitter.

5. Rainbow Flowers: An Exploration of Yoga and Identity (Books & Writing)

A book telling stories of queer folks and their experiences with yoga. The book follows the story of one person’s story while blending other vignettes.

6. WallaceHope (Tarot, Art)

A shop offering queer tarot, including A Queerer Tarot, hand-embroidery, fabric, wallpaper, and gift wrap. Their Color Theory Oracle Deck is currently available on Kickstarter.

7. Coffee and the Artist

A shop run by Dean, the editor of Making Queer History. Their work focuses as much on disability-representation as it does coffee.

8. Making Queer History

Of course, the Making Queer History shop; the perfect place to find all your queer goodies all year round.


We apologize for the lateness; we know Hanukkah is in full swing and gifts of all sorts are already being bought, and we’ll be preparing earlier next year. 

2018 Queer Holiday Gift Guide

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Remember, this is the last week to join this year’s gift guide!

This is not just a call for artists, but all queer creators! We want to share your queer businesses, projects, and works. It just takes a quick form telling us about yourself and your work.

And keep an eye out for holiday sales from our very own shop these coming weeks!

Join on our website!  bit.ly/MQHGiftGuide

2018 Queer Holiday Gift Guide

Join our 2018 Queer Holiday Gift Guide! Your work could be the perfect gift this holiday season, and we want to make sure it’s seen. Our gift guide features queer artists from around the world offering their art, writing, readings, and more.

This is not just a call for artists, but all queer creators! We want to share your queer businesses, projects, and works. It just takes a quick form telling us about yourself and your work. 

We’ll be accepting submissions through our website through December 1.

And keep an eye out for holiday sales from our very own shop these coming weeks!

Submit your shop/work

Introducing My Parents To My Boyfriend Meant Introducing Them To Me:

thetrevorproject:

“Looking back, my nerves weren’t even about introducing my parents to Danny, because I knew they’d get along, but about finally, fully introducing them to me, a man who dates men.” 💜

If you or someone you know is in crisis, remember that we’re here to support you 24/7: 866.488.7386 or text/chat thetrevorproject.org 📲

You are allowed to take care of yourself. You are allowed to take care of yourself. You are allowed to take care of yourself. Too often we get the message that as LGBT it’s our responsibility to always be “on” — to always advocate for the cause, or to behave “properly,” or to keep the peace. We’re told that it’s our job to endure demonizing sermons and degrading misgenderings in the name of “dialogue” or whatever. But we don’t have to. We can set and maintain boundaries that keep us safe, happy, and healthy. You don’t have to go to the Christmas service at your awful childhood anti-gay church. You don’t have to explain how you know you’re a woman on the drive to your aunt’s house. Communicating your boundaries to your family ahead of time might work well for you or you can decide on them yourself and enforce them if folks bump up against them.

‘Your Holiday Mom’: Parents’ group sends thousands of holiday letters to LGBTQ youth:

thetrevorproject:

“Happy holidays! This is your holiday mom! Well, if you want me to be your holiday mom. I’m not an important mom. I’m just another mom out in the world, but I’m a mom who really accepts you as you are, and celebrates you as you are.” 🌟

If you or someone you know is in crisis, remember that we’re here to support you 24/7: 866.488.7386 or text/chat thetrevorproject.org 📲

makingqueerhistory:

We will be sharing some amazing queer creators who you can support this holidays by buying their creations for the people in your life throughout the holidays.

If you are a queer creator and want to be a part of this please feel free to email us at queerhistorypatreon@gmail.com.

Jennifer Frederick – Find some beautiful collages including pride flags, nature scenes, and more. Jennifer’s ace pride flag collage was also our October MQH Art Contest winner!

MARATHECACTUPUS – From hand-painted ceramic mugs and plates to mystery envelopes full of goodies, you can find something for everyone on your list (and maybe grab a sticker or two for yourself!) 

Sarah Remy – A fiction writer telling stories full of gutsy women and LGBTQ characters. Sarah can be found at sarahremy.com or on Twitter @sarahremywrites.

We will be sharing some amazing queer creators who you can support this holidays by buying their creations for the people in your life throughout the holidays.

If you are a queer creator and want to be a part of this please feel free to email us at queerhistorypatreon@gmail.com.