In the US Army we Officers were encouraged to invite young single junior enlisted soldiers into our homes at holidays, especially Thanksgiving. So that they didn't have to eat a mess hall Thanksgiving meal. And I did that a number of times.
I still remember that custom, but now applied to gays. We'll be doing that for Christmas dinner this year. He's got a partner, but who'll be away. So he'll have Christmas Day dinner with us, so he won't be alone.
Another time in Minneapolis I co-hosted an "orphans" formal Thanksgiving dinner for 10 other gay guys, who otherwise would not have had anywhere else to go. Only thing was, we were all gay naturists (nudists). We had this elaborate and beautiful table, at which we all sat stark naked. Well, I did wear a black bow tie.
Point is, take in gay guys for these holiday meals if you can. We always do. This is what community is about.