To all who celebrate may you have a Happy Hanukkah and Joyous Winter Solstice! I included some links and text that I hope you will enjoy.
LGBT Winter Solstice Resources:
"Winter Solstice; At the darkest moment of the year, light is reborn. From the womb of night is born the child of light who is the returning year.
Winter Solstice; reminds us that the Goddess is, beyond all, associated with regeneration. Death gives way to birth, endings to new beginnings.
The Winter Solstice; reminds us that every quality contains and gives way to its opposite. There can be no light without darkness, no darkness without light. Justice is not a question of one side defeating the other, but of finding the dynamic balance between them that generates the energies that sustain the world.
Throughout the longest night, we keep vigil. We bake bread: its swelling dough reminds us of the swelling belly of pregnancy.
At dawn, when the GREAT MOTHER gives birth to the NEW YEAR CHILD, we climb the hills to sing and dance and drum for the rising sun.
Hope and inspiration arise within us, and we look on the world with the fresh eyes of a child" (Dyke Notes).
The Gay Witch Network.
Some LGBT Hanukkah Resources:
Hanukkah: The Jewish Coming Out Holiday
HRC Sermon - Reflection on a GLBT Chanukah.
Coming Out: It’s the Jewish Thing to Do At Hanukkah