The Christmas season is a difficult time of year for me. I am always bothered by our culture's egregious forms of commercialism - and its either lack of, or its anemic recognition of other forms of religious holidays like Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Ramadan, and the celebration of the winter solstice during this season.
Today is election day in New Jersey. Polls open early and close at 8 pm. At the moment, it looks like Republican Chris Christie will once again rule the Garden State, no matter what. Gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono, a progressive democrat, is devoutly pro- LGBT but appears to wither under Christie's notoriety. Nonetheless, we have to vote into office her and many others who can protect and advance the banner of LGBT rights in New Jersey.