Homo For The Holidays: Queerty’s Essential Thanksgiving Survival Kit

The Ice Storm on DVD
A good dysfunctional drama is a must for Thanksgiving, if only to remind you that there are worse families out there (even if only in Hollywood). Helmed by Brokeback Mountain‘s Ang Lee, The Ice Storm is a personal fave, with a powerhouse cast including Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver and miniature versions of Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood Katie Holmes and Tobey Maguire. You’ll be a weepy mass of sadness whether or not your Tea Party uncle gives his traditional “this country’s going to hell” speech.


A Playlist of Gay Anthems
If your parents aren’t completely on board with the whole queer thing—or as ours like to refer to it, “your refusal to make me happy”—it’s important to turn on your favorite power anthem and drown out the bullshit. Whether you were “born this way” as a “beautiful” “firework” or simply “strong enough” to “dance with somebody,” we have one thing to say: you betta werq.


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  • 1EqualityUSA

    oh, wow. This is the brand that had me give up alcohol back in 1985. I came home drunk on Wild Turkey and screwed up a painting into which I had put six months of my life. When I woke up and saw how screwed it was, I gave up drinking that day. Twenty eight years later, who would have thought that a turkey could have so much influence. I did have an aunt that drank, as well. The reasons compiled. Waiting until it became insurmountable seemed dire. No regrets. Have a beautiful T.G. Queertiers. Remember, sugary drinks give you the worst hangovers. Apricot brandy, no.

  • toren123

    With me it was Canadian rye. Well I am a Canuck! To this day I can’t even stand the smell of it. But a Bombay Sapphire classic martini with a whisper of Noilly Prat vermouth, and I can get through any family Thanksgiving. Well maybe two of those classics!

  • the other Greg

    My family doesn’t drink. No wonder I never go there!

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