How to Make the Yuletide Super Gay

As a self-proclaimed super lesbian, I love gaying up the holidays with my friends and family. Decorating a Christmas tree is already pretty gay with the rainbow strings of lights and fabulously festive ornaments, but consider taking your holiday to the next level. Let’s gay this shit up!

It’s not fair (and really creepy) that Santa is the only one getting sat on. Next time you see her walking around a mall, pin Mrs. Claus down and snatch that lap!

Too scared to hook up with that super cute chick from the office that’s always making eyes at you in the elevator? (I work from home so this is how I envision corporate life.) Forgo the fear of facing sexual harassment charges and walk around with mistletoe in your fanny pack. It’s the end of the year, so what are you scared of? She’d much rather be making out with you in her cubicle than doing spreadsheets.

*AfterEllen and AfterEllen’s HR department does not share the views of this writer. 

Go see Carol. Then, exit the theater, walk back to the ticket counter and buy another ticket to see the next showing of Carol. You’re welcome.


Volunteer at your local gay and lesbian center. The holidays can be a lonely time for those without family and friends. Consider celebrating with your LGBTQ peeps by serving holiday meals to the elderly, homeless and queer youth in your community. 

Chill on the couch and binge watch your favorite queer series. I recommend Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black or my new romantic drama series Maybelle on #shamelessplug


Haven’t finished your holiday shopping? Make sure to check out the AE LezBiBuy guide and make all your purchases from queer vendors. My dad bought my mom a tank top from the lezzie brand Sloane & Tate. Shhh, don’t spoil the surprise!

During the holidays, the masses seem to be in an overall good mood. Take advantage of their jolly spirits and (drunkenness) because it’s the perfect time to come out to them and declare your gayness! They’ll be jerks if they ruin the holidays pouting over your sexuality. I’m here, I’m queer and it’s Christmas bitches!