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12/30/2011 12:20 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

My Big, Gay Kinky, Universal Unitarian Christmas Spectacular! (PHOTOS)

After joining the Universal Unitarian Church this past year, one of the major questions for me was, "What is my holiday going to look like, with my Catholic background meshed with my own beliefs?" I lucked out in having very supportive parents who understand that I respect their beliefs and that I simply want them to respect my beliefs, as well.

For about a week I celebrated all the different aspects of what the holidays mean to me. I enjoyed a wonderful Yule celebration with a very close friend whom I've had the pleasure of getting to know in the past few months, a Light Ride (i.e., driving around to look at pretty Christmas lights) with my sister and some friends, a Christmas Eve mass with one of my childhood friends and her family, and latkes on Christmas morning, followed by Chinese food later that day, reassuring me once more that my family puts the "fun" in dysfunction, and at the same time putting knowledge from my personal meditative and Buddhist journey into play to make the holiday flow smoothly for me.

Overall? It's a toss-up between whether this Christmas was actually one of my better ones or just about as bizarre as they come.

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