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  1. Crystal Bowersox - Coming Out for Christmas
  2. Lucy Spraggann - It Doesn’t Feel Like Christmas
  3. Heather Peace - Merry Christmas Everybody
  4. Tegan and Sara - The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don’t Be Late)
  5. Joan Jett - Little Drummer Boy
  6. Brandi Carlile - The Heartache Can Wait
  7. Erin McKeown - It’s a Very Queer Christmas
  8. Tracy Chapman - O Holy Night
  9. Hannah & Maggie - Mrs. Claus
  10. Emuh - The 12 Days of Lesbian Christmas
  11. k.d. Lang - You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch
  12. Melissa Etheridge - Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home)
  13. Glória (Dublin’s Gay & Lesbian Choir) - Ring Christmas Bells 
  14. Jenna Anne - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  15. Stevie & Lisa - Lesbian Christmas Song
  16. Bonus: an entire holigay album titled “I’ll Be a Homo for Christmas” by Venus Envy

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“Coming Out For Christmas” (official lyric video) by bisexual musician Crystal Bowersox.

I missed the snow
I missed my mother’s face
So I dialed my childhood number
And when the call went through
She asked “any chance,
Should I set a place?”
I said “make it two”

I’m coming out for Christmas
This is the year that I’ll be
There with my family
Love and joy for girl or boys
Ain’t that suppose to be
What it’s all about?
I’m coming out for Christmas

Man it’s cold but to hold your hand
I’m taking off my gloves
As memories stoke in chimney
Smoke, pine and cinnamon
Finally I will introduce my love
Oh, as not just my friend

I’m coming out for Christmas
This is the year that I’ll be
here with my family
Love and joy for girl or boys
Ain’t that suppose to be
What it’s all about?
I’m coming out for Christmas

It’s a gift that needs no unwrapping
The unraveling of a lonely lifetime of fear
No ribbons or tinsels
None of the trappings
Could keep me tied
It’s a new year

I’m coming out for Christmas
This is the year that I’ll be
here with my family
Love and joy for girl or boys
Including you and me
There is no doubt. Oh
I’m coming out for Christmas

I’m coming out for Christmas
This is the year that we’ll be here with our family
Love and joy for girl or boys
Ain’t that suppose to be
What it’s all about?
I’m coming out for Christmas

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New video! This week, I’m talking about Crystal Bowersox, Alan Cumming, bisexual erasure, and why it all matters.

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Crystal Bowersox comes out as bisexual

Former American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox has been an avid LGBT supporter for the past three years since the show thrust her into the spotlight. An advocate for equality, Crystal has never spoken about her sexuality until just a few days ago when she appeared on Good Day L.A. saying, “I have been bisexual as long as I can remember,” she said. “I just remember being made fun of for that in junior high and it was something that was shameful and it really shouldn’t be.”

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If you’re coming out for Christmas, you might be a #bisexual.
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Guest Blog: Why Kyle Schickner supports Crystal Bowersox (and thinks you should too)

As anyone who has spent 5 minutes in my company knows, I am the first (and most annoying?) person to rail on and on about supporting Bisexual artists in order to create a Bi Culture that has been missing for the past two decades, so the whole Crystal Bowersox/Michfest dustup is adding some shades of grey to my black & white stance about sticking by Bis. On the one hand I actually think it’s kind of a big deal for the festival to be embracing such an out and vocal woman who identifies as Bi and not a lesbian, so the progress there is encouraging.

That being said, I cannot agree with Crystal’s decision to still play.

This is the perfect chance for a stance to be made not only for Trans Folk, but also for Bisexual Women. There is an easy connection to be made regarding the historical open hostility towards Bi women at this festival in the past to what is going on now with the festival banning Trans women (and make no mistake, it’s a “ban” despite the festival organizers claiming they are simply “requesting that they not attend”).

On the other hand, this is a young woman who wasn’t even born when the seeds of the Bi Movement were being sown by Lani [Ka'ahumanu], Loraine [Hutchins] and the rest, so to expect her to know the history of our movement and it’s checkered past with this festival might be expecting a bit much from her. We cannot expect every Bisexual person to be all things for all of us. It’s not realistic nor fair.

However, what we can hope for are more people like Ms. Bowersox to be brave and outspoken and proud about being bisexual in a monosexual world. Let us not forget that she will be stepping up on that stage and there will no doubt be hundreds of closed minded women in the audience who will be openly hostile to someone who wears her Bisexuality so proudly. Crystal being there does move our movement forward.

So yeah, would I have liked her to have taken more of a stand? Sure. Will I stop supporting her and not buy her music? Never!

Click HERE to read Kyle’s full essay in BiNet USA’s Blog


Kyle Schickner is an American film producer, writer, director, actor and a bisexual rights activist. He is the founder of FenceSitter Films, a Production company devoted to entertainment for women, and sexual and ethnic minorities

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American Idol Contestant Is Coming Out For Christmas

This story may be a month or so old, but it helped me round four rather lovely Christmas stories up to the magic number of five. 

Season Nine American Idol runner-up Crystal Bowersox came out as bisexual earlier this month on US chat show Good Day LA, when she was promoting her honest and wonderfully progressive Christmas single. The track, entitled Coming Out at Christmas, is about bringing home a same-sex partner for the first time in the holidays and includes a lyric that will likely speak to many LGBTQ people: “I will introduce my love as not just my friend”. 

Sales from the single - the cover for which features a Christmas tree made up of ‘equals’ symbols - are going to The Trevor Project. At the time of writing, there are still a few hours left of Christmas 2013, so it’s still socially acceptable to download a Christmas song. Oh heck, it’s for a good cause. Download it anyway and save it for next Christmas. 

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American Idol finalist? Check. Bisexual? Check. Catchy, saccharine Christmas song? Big check.

For clicking if you’re into that kind of thing.

My Life Playlist.
IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?

So, here’s how it works:
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie and try to pretend your cool…


Opening Credits:

Ironic-Alanis Morissette

Waking Up:

You Belong With Me-Taylor Swift

First Day At School:

The Best Day-Taylor Swift (lol)

Falling In love:

Lucky Girl-Kellie Pickler

Fight Song:

Already Gone-Sugarland

Breaking up:

Invisible-Taylor Swift

Prom:

GoodBye-Avril Lavigne 

Life’s OK:

Simple Together-Alanis Morissette

Mental Breakdown:

Lonley-Crystal Bowersox

Driving:

I’m On My Way-Kellie Pickler (ha fair enough)

Flashback:

Better Than Revenge-Taylor Swift

Getting Back Together:

Cloud Of Dust-Brad Paisley

Wedding:

I’d Lie-Taylor Swift (why would I lie about loving him,Im marrying him lol)

Birth of Child:

Speed Of Life-Sugarland

Final Battle:

Love Song-Pink

Death Scene:

Joey-Sugarland (oh great,I’m dying in a car crash)

Funeral Song:

Everyday America (ha I’m not even American)

End Credits:

Farmers Daughter-Crystal Bowersox

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“well, you have suffered enough, and warred with yourself. it’s time that you’ve won.”