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As soon as I came out as queer my father cut me off from that side of the family, including my, then young, half-sisters. A few years back my mother died and left me with only a brother as blood family. My brother lives in another state and travels a lot and neither of us have kids.
In the LGBT community we are familiar with building and celebrating chosen family. This year my partner and I celebrated Hannukah with the people in our life that we consider chosen family. For Christmas we will be celebrating with our Christian chosen family as well.
Though being cut out of my father and my sister's lives hurt, I've found more joy in the people who have gathered around me than I ever could have with most of my blood family.
posted 3 years, 4 months ago
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