The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has a wonderful suggestion for what you can do during Thanksgiving dinner:
The fact is, while you’re scarfing down mashed potatoes and staying silent while everyone else at the table is freely speaking their minds, you’re missing a golden opportunity to make real, honest progress by talking about your life, and the things you care about. It’s okay if Aunt Betty feels a little awkward at first, it’s important for her to know that someone she loves cares deeply about LGBT equality. And the more we all talk about what’s important to us, the less awkward those conversations will become.
Speaking openly and honestly about your life with your loved ones is one of the best ways for all of us to move forward together.
Obviously, they’re talking to people in the LGBT community (and their allies). But I don’t see why we can’t have the same discussion when it comes to religion.
This Thursday, let your relatives know that you don’t believe in god. Let them get used to the idea that they love someone who doesn’t subscribe to the family faith.
Thanksgiving dinner is awkward, anyway. Might as well make the most of it, right? 🙂
(via Joe. My. God.)