Out+About: Plenty for LGBTQ to celebrate in Worcester

John Trobaugh

We know that LGBTQ folks are still more likely to have job, housing and health care discrimination and our youth are most vulnerable. That makes us even more grateful for Worcester in this holiday season.

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P!NK / Beautiful Trauma

Mike Wood

Yes, we still use the exclamation point rather than the “i” when we spell her name. That’s what 17 years of respect looks like, because P!nk is not just a color or a word: She is a force. And, as usual, P!nk pulls no punches and makes no apologies with her latest album Beautiful Trauma.

StyleSavy: Winter picks to keep you warm

April Goddard

It’s that time of year again: The weather is cooling, Halloween and Thanksgiving have come and gone, and we are all officially in the midst of the holidays. While this can cause some of us to start frantically making home improvements, gift lists and sending out holiday invites to family and friends, the one upside to this chaotic, if not always wonderful, time of year is the parties.

Steal The Style: Soul Soles

Jamie Burke

I think we all have a pair of flats that have been our go-to for years. You know these shoes are comfy and broken in in all the right places. They have seen many a bar, muddy puddles, sick dance moves, wet grass and maybe a wedding or two when your heels gave you hell. They have seen their better days, and you really know you should retire these bad boys to the trash, but you just need them and know you will never find the same ones again.

FindingBalance: Disconnecting

Jennifer Russo

Ah – December. People seem a little more cheerful at this time of year, despite the changing weather. Stores are alight, and everything seems to twinkle and sparkle. More people volunteer and make donations to charities, and people start shopping for gifts to make those they cherish smile.