Originally published in the Boulder Daily Camera and the Longmont Daily Times-Call.

“Donwenowourgayapparel” is one word. I thought that for many years. I didn’t understand the word, but I sang it dutifully through many school programs. Suddenly while singing “Deck the Halls” in another Christmas concert, it hit me. “Donwenowourgayapparel” isn’t one word. We are actually singing “…don we now our gay