The annual Christmas challenge of being gay

Try it for a change. Ask who we're hanging out with lately. Ask how our "best friend" or "roommate" is doing. Ask who we actually went to Boracay with last time. Instead of being shocked or disgusted, be interested and happy for us, and we might actually open up. 

Maybe this year, instead of asking us to change our ways for Christmas, how about changing your outlook about us? There's nothing wrong with who we are or who we love, and whether or not you agree will not change that.

Don't know where to start? Simply ask about our partners by name. It's not that hard. Take it one step further and say, "Invite (name) to our party next time." Or even, "I'd be honored to meet your other half." 

You might just benefit from the love we no longer have to hide. – Rappler.com