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Q:  I own a small business and am considering offering a retirement plan to my employees.  I understand there may be some new rules coming about this, but I’m not sure of the details and how it may impact my business.  Does this sound familiar to you?

I want to take a moment to speak to those who are questioning whether they may be trans or nonbinary or are still fairly new to potential transitions.

 

The new year offers time for reflection and, this year in particular, I’ve found myself re-riding the ups and downs of the rollercoaster that was 2019.

We’ve survived three years of this administration, but it has done damage to both the country’s reputation and our community.  And if you feel that way, 2020 is your year to correct that path.

The fight for LGBTQ rights has been tougher than ever this year, and support for our community is stronger than it has ever been. Just as with any significant, important movement, there are highs as well as lows. 2019 has been ripe with celebrations of victory, but we have also encountered setbacks and faced opposition with the current Administration. This article highlights what the LGBTQ community has encountered in 2019. 

The end-of-year holiday season is hard for me now that my parents have passed. Thanksgiving had always been my Jewish family of origin’s time to gather. My brother and I have continued to celebrate Thanksgiving with our immediate families and his wife’s parents, but the absence of our parents makes the occasion bittersweet. I miss them, too, at Hanukkah, when we always lit a menorah and exchanged gifts. I’m finding comfort this year, however, in a new project to uncover and preserve our family history.

 

The end-of-year holiday season is hard for me now that my parents have passed. Thanksgiving had always been my Jewish family of origin’s time to gather. My brother and I have continued to celebrate Thanksgiving with our immediate families and his wife’s parents, but the absence of our parents makes the occasion bittersweet. I miss them, too, at Hanukkah, when we always lit a menorah and exchanged gifts. I’m finding comfort this year, however, in a new project to uncover and preserve our family history.

 

The end-of-year holiday season is hard for me now that my parents have passed. Thanksgiving had always been my Jewish family of origin’s time to gather. My brother and I have continued to celebrate Thanksgiving with our immediate families and his wife’s parents, but the absence of our parents makes the occasion bittersweet. I miss them, too, at Hanukkah, when we always lit a menorah and exchanged gifts. I’m finding comfort this year, however, in a new project to uncover and preserve our family history.

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