Looking For A Gay-Friendly Thanksgiving, Or Have Room At Your Table?

Artist's conception.
Artist’s conception.

Well now this is a mighty fine idea: Redditors over on /r/ainbow have started a sort of Thanksgiving-dinner matchmaking service.

The idea’s simple enough: if you’re going to be alone on Thanksgiving, you can post as a [guest] that you’re looking for someone to celebrate with. And if you have room for a few guests, you can post as a [host] that folks are welcome to come by.

This is just the thing for folks who’ve just moved to a new area, particularly if it’s not the gay-friendliest of locales. Or if you can’t go home because your family is homophobic. Now you can celebrate the holiday with new friends, and maybe meet someone special. (Or just eat. Whatever.)

Already there are some posts from Nashville and Richmond and Tampa Bay. Go add your details and make some new pals!

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  • Jonty Coppersmith

    I guess it’s just the cynic in me, but I don’t think I would invite complete strangers into my home. It just doesn’t sound safe.

  • Fitz

    The above comment might be true for you, and other people might echo it. Then they will spend all day on Growler or Scruff to find the next stranger to invite into their house, lol.

  • Jonty Coppersmith


    Other people might, but not me.

  • Todd.Brooklyn

    Brilliant idea!! I hope many take advantage of this – started many years ago to invite all friends and friends of friends for Thanksgiving – started with a few and now over 30 and my favorite holiday of the year!! enjoy and have fun

  • Alan down in Florida

    That would great. When you’re middle aged and alone the holidays can be very painful.

  • eagledancer

    does anyone know where the pictured illustration of the Thanksgivings Day couple is from? I know I’ve seen the artist’s work before, but I don’t remember his name.

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