While many of us have braved Thanksgiving with our families, lots of us are also spending this holiday weekend stuffing our faces with our queer friends and chosen family. In that spirit Taylor Hatmaker and I put together a HomoBingo playing card you can take with you to such a gathering. In the end I think everyone is a winner as long as our tryptophan induced comas leave us with enough energy to shout BINGO!
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Alley Hector is a writer and Web Developer based in Portland, Oregon where she has lived since the dawn of queer time. Past projects have included editing Just Out magazine and founding and editing local queer news and events blog qPDX.com. When she's not pursuing nerdy hobbies you can find her enjoying a microbrew at a vintage arcade or running around town on her little 80s Bridgestone road bike. Get in touch with Alley on Twitter or Instagram.
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Pro tip: doodling and changing the squares to suit your needs is totally acceptable.
I had Thanksgiving with my straight sister-in-law and her husband, but we still ticked a few of these!
My immediate family hit a few of these. I didn’t bring my Tarot cards this time, but there were cats, and a puppy. And there was a social justice rant about fur.
Definitely hit at least six of these with my actual family yesterday. Then again, I spent most of my time with my cousin explaining the difference between transgender and intersex, having a discussion about Ferguson, and crouching over a ouija board in the dark, so maybe my family isn’t the most ordinary example.
I got 13 and I feel powerful!
Pretty sure I could carry this to just about every queer gathering in town, since the only one that I don’t regularly run into year round is the use of the term “friendsgiving.”
Ha! Even dinner with my straight parents got one square – “Have some sweet potato casserole! The sweet potatoes are from our garden and the pecans are from our tree.”
I’m up for bingo for ANY occasion!