You’ll have a very spooky Christmas with this fascinating look at ghostly encounters of the gay and lesbian kind. Supernatural phenomenon are recounted through interviews with LGBT individuals from across the United States sharing their first-hand experiences with the other side, each one offering a compelling personal experience you’ll have to read to believe. READ MORE
It’s always One Thing or Another … a lighthearted look at aging, life, and the absurdities of it all.
By Mark McNease/Editor
I’ve witnessed the end of a few years in my time, but seldom have I welcomed their passing as much as I welcome the final days of 2016. It has been both a year to remember and a year to forget, the way one allows painful memories to fade. While I wouldn’t trade the year for, say, a wrinkle in time that caused me to jump from 2015 to 2017, I can say without hesitation it’s been a year of cataclysm, change, overwhelming emotion, and degrees of stress I hope to never experience again.
I could write about job loss for the year, the death of one pet and health scare for another. I could write about getting shingles that still itch. I could write about an entire year consumed by political news that went from the entertaining to the grotesque, to the utterly heartbreaking. And that would be just the beginning.
The Xfinity LGBT Film & TV Collection is a community-driven library of over 800+ titles featuring LGBT characters and storylines, with new content incorporated weekly. We are proud the collection provides a home for some of the community’s most important and unique stories. Our customers can easily access the Xfinity LGBT Film & TV Collection both On Demand and at www.Xfinity.com/LGBT. X1 users can also search and discover the entire catalog by simply speaking “LGBT” into the X1 voice remote.
Working with our customers on the Xfinity LGBT Film & TV Collection has reinforced for me, now more than ever, the importance of LGBTQ storytelling. In partnership with and driven by the LGBT community, we have been on a journey together. The input we received has helped shape the remarkable experience we have today and the results are evident in the rich and diverse range of stories available.
Book Review: Cradles of Power: The Mothers and Fathers of the American Presidents, by Harold I. Gullan
“Cradles of Power” by Harold I. Gullan
c.2016, Skyhorse Publishing
$27.99 / $42.99 Canada 379 pages
Your parents had such high hopes for you.
You were going to make it, and make something of yourself. You’d have a better life than they had: more wealth, stronger health, bigger home, more opportunities. You were going to be somebody even if, as in the new book “Cradles of Power” by Harold I. Gullan, it took everything they had.
By Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior,
When my mom passed away we thought she had a life insurance policy, but we have no idea how to track it down. Do you know of any resources that might help?
Lost or forgotten life insurance policies are very common in the U.S. It’s estimated that more than $7 billion in benefits from unclaimed life insurance policies are waiting to be claimed by their rightful beneficiaries.
Events: January GLBT Historical Society Programs Highlight Queer Drama, Archives, Gay Bear Subculture
San Francisco — The program series set for January 2016 sponsored by the GLBT Historical Society will feature a gay historical drama, an archives open house, and events highlighting the history of gay bears. Programs take place at the GLBT History Museum and other venues in San Francisco. For more information, visit www.glbthistory.org.
Congratulations to Detective Linda! 16 5-star reviews and one 4-star. Murder makes the perfect stocking stuffer!
By Lee Lynch
After the doom and gloom of our fall—and boy did moods around here fall—I’ve noticed, with the approach of the holidays, an unusually earnest air of festivity around town. People crave more light in winter; this year our neighborhood seems to be going all out on bright decorations. Homes that have never boasted more than a wreath in past years have strung up a sunrise of red and green and white and yellow—and purple—bulbs. And all the wreaths wear big red ribbons.
It’s not simply the seasonal garnish on this part of the world. The townspeople seem determined to enhance their celebrations this year, to drop what divides us and honor the rituals that unite us.