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Winter Solstice Brings Yuletide Gay

By Charlotte Robinson, December 21, 2019
With the impeachment of Trump we head into Winter Solstice the shortest day of the year with only 9 ½ hours of sunlight here in the northeast. We’re celebrating the Winter Solstice with the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall in Boston. Though we may have a little mental relief knowing that as the Winter Solstice arrives marking the shortest day of the year & also the longest night, days will be getting longer but America needs to get out of this presidential darkness & become more humanitarian. With that said, back to the Winter Solstice which is also known as Yule. We love celebrating our Yuletide Gay. A little history about solstice as witches & warlocks celebrate this date as the birth of the Sun God since from this point forward the days get longer. Wiccan celebrations include Yule logs, Yule trees & Mistletoe which all sounds a lot like our traditional Christmas celebrations. There are many customs associated with the Winter Solstice that derive from stories of a mighty battle between the dark & the light or in America we call that between the haves & have-nots. Then there’s Albert Camus the French Nobel Prize winning author, journalist & philosopher famous Winter Solstice quote “In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” However our LGBTQ community celebrates the shortest day & longest night, whether alone or with family & friends in the northern hemisphere just remember that the southern hemisphere is basking in sunshine & enjoying the first day of summer. So come out tonight & see how the BGMC 200+ members puts the merry & gay into the holidays singing your traditional favorites & modern classics.
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