Angela: I am thankful for the extremely accepting and amazing friends and family in my life. I am also thankful towards coffee for being there when times get rough.
Anne-Marie: Every day I live in blissful disbelief for the blessings in my life. I am thankful for my family who are always there to nurse me back to health, my old friends who constantly pick me up when I am down and the new loved ones in my life who make moving forward easier every day.
Brooke: I’m thankful that Honey Boo Boo supports the gays ... “Appreciation is the highest form of prayer, for it acknowledges the presence of good wherever you shine the light of your thankful thoughts.” (Alan Cohen)
Carol: I’m thankful for having a loving and supportive family, a great job with people I love being around, especially Greg. I’m also thankful that the casinos haven’t sunk in the ocean, that would be dreadful for me. I’m thankful for being able to shop ’til I drop, literally. But most of all, I’m thankful for Mark’s 100-foot deck being completed. Oh, I almost forgot: I’m thankful for the W.B. Mason guy, Taylor Lautner and the hard-working construction worker who built Mark’s deck.
Dan: I’m thankful for Kasey, Mack and having loving and supportive parents. I’m thankful for my coworkers who (generally) are friends that I enjoy spending the day with. However, I’m most thankful that ground-breaking is over.
Don: I am thankful for my partner, Mike, my home, my eight cats and the lifestyle I am able to lead without being wealthy.
Greg: Lots of food, lots of football, lots of thanks, a four-day weekend with no atonement or fasting, great friends and family and great health.
Jen: I’m thankful for the awesome PGN staff who’ve made my transition to editor as headache-free as possible. And, when there were headaches, I’m very grateful to my awesome family and friends who’ve been there to listen, make me laugh and offer me copious amounts of wine.
Larry: I am thankful for the obvious things: friends, family, having two jobs that I enjoy, amazing coworkers, etc. I’m also thankful that politics based on fear, bigotry and hate-mongering got a resolute refusal by the majority in the recent election. I’m also immensely thankful for the things that get me through the day, every day: caffeine, anger, ribald commentary and free Wi-Fi.
Mark: I’m very thankful for the harmony in our community and that Philadelphia is the nation’s most friendly place for LGBT people to live. On a personal level, I’m thankful for my PGN family who put out the best newspaper for the LGBT community in the nation. And to family and friends who lose all attempts to keep me grounded.
Prab: It’s so true: We don’t miss the water until it’s gone. I’ll be thankful for having a new functioning bathroom come Thanksgiving Day!
Sandy: Of course I’m most thankful for my truly wonderful family (including kitty), friends and coworkers at PGN — and that everyone is happy and healthy. And I’m particularly thankful that President Obama is getting another term in office. (I was thankful that a hurricane was finally named after me. But then it harmed people, so now I’m ashamed. Even though “Sandy Sale!” sounds neat.)
Scott: I’m thankful that I have found a man who loves me unconditionally and who makes my heart smile.
Sean: I’m thankful for having a wonderful family, a wonderful community, a good dog and the time I have to spend with them. I’m thankful for health and financial security that allows me to enjoy that time.
Tim: I’m grateful for the opportunity to comfort the afflicted (and afflict the comfortable) and still be alive to tell the tale.