Hop Against Homophobia Blog Hop Post and Giveaway


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Hello everyone. Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you take the time to visit some of the other tours participating in this blog hop. The are over 200 participants. Each blog will be holding their own giveaways and will have a message of their own for you.
Today is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Here is the official link for today.

This blog hop was started by Erika Pike, K-Lee Klein and NJ Nielson over at the Hop Against Homophobia blog.
This blog hop is dedicated to bringing awareness to homophobia and supporting the community of m/m romance writers and the m/m romance genre.

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The giveaway is at the bottom of this post.

Why I Hop

Recently I did a guest post on why I write gay romance. You can find it here. It is short and to the point and doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface. My reasons for writing gay romance are similar to my reasons for why I am against homophobia.

I understand some people believe that GLBT person makes the choice to be the way that they are. But, that’s just the way they are. That is who they are. It is unfair and unjustified to expect a person to not be themselves or to change simply because you don’t like it.
There are things everyone dislikes about someone else. And that’s okay. No one can control the way other people feel but it is not okay to degrade, abuse, hurt, kill and destroy a person because of their differences.
I will never understand the reason for all the hate focused on the GLBT community. Of course the GLBT community are not the only ones forced to deal with hate on a daily basis, I’m not ignorant of that fact.
I’ve dealt with the bigotry as a child. I’ve given up watching the news because I find it to be so depressing as of late. It breaks my heart to see that a ten year old boy has killed himself. Children that age shouldn’t even know of such things.
Or hearing the story of the girl who lost hope, who thought no one was there for her.
The man who made himself marry a woman because he didn’t want to lose his family.
There should be no reason for these things.

Earlier in the year I did a post of a note I found on a writer’s profile. If you have the time, take a second to read it. It really touched me and I think it will you, too. It gets straight to the point of homophobia. And I can’t imagine ever being able to say it better.

List for GIVEAWAY (winner will pick one book)
1. Rough Riders by Devon Rhodes
2. Jake’s Regret by Shawn Lane
3. Wanting Sam by Eden Cole
4. Run With Me by Eden Cole
4. To Service and Protect by Carol Lynne

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If the rafflecopter isn’t working just leave your name and email and a short comment on why you’re against homophobia. The winner will recieve one ebook copy of From Love and Pain and one ebok copy of one of the five books listed above.

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Posted on May 17, 2012, in blog Hops, giveaways, GLBT, homophobia and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Thanks for participating in this hop. I’m enjoying all the great blog posts.

    The rafflecopter isn’t working for me, so here’s my entry 🙂

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

  2. The raffle copter didn’t work but I would like to enter, love the post.

    peggy1984@live.com

  3. Thanks so much for being part of the hop, no raffle copter for me!
    OceanAkers@aol.com

  4. The Rafflecopter didn’t work for me.

    I’ve always had a strong sense of justice and I’ve always been quick to stand up for it. It wasn’t until after I got into m/m that I got so adamant about fighting homophobia. I live in a country that’s very accepting, so the injustice wasn’t staring me in the face. However, it constantly smacked me in the face once I got online and joined the m/m community, and what I saw happening outside my country appalled me. I wanted to do something about it, and I did.

    Thanks for being a part of this 🙂

  5. The rafflecopter did not work for me.Everyone must have the same rights.
    cvsimpkins@msn.com

  6. The rafflecopter did not work so I will leave my comment here….I am against any type of discrimination, whether is be homophobic, racial, gender, whatever…..it takes a lot of energy to hate so let’s put the emotion into love instead.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

  7. Thanks for sharing your thoughts during the hop. In this day and age there is no excuse for people who are supposed to be civilised to treat any other living being in such a way as happens all too frequently

    lmbrownauthor at gmail dot com

  8. It’s so sad to see people treating others like that just because they find something offending about their lifestyle. “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything,” right? I mean, even if you can’t understand…. at least walk away and leave the rest of us in peace.

    ashley.vanburen[at]gmail[dot]com

  9. I read the earlier post you linked, big hankie time on those thoughts. Exclusion for whatever reason is just wrong

  10. I’m against homophobia because everyone should be treated equally. Honestly I just don’t understand why people have such a big problem with same sex couples, it doesn’t make any sense to me!
    ineedtoread76 [at] gmail.com

  11. As a straight woman who has witnessed a surge in legislation that wants to limit my rights, I feel compelled to support anyone else whose rights are being threatened. I want everyone to be treated equally.

    geishasmom73 AT yahoo DOT com

    The rafflecopter didn’t work for me. 🙂

  12. I don’t understand hate for the LGBT community either! It is stupid.
    Thank you for participating in the blog hop!

  13. Ok it’s not working for me as well.
    Because it’s wrong to discriminate people because of the person they love.

  14. The Rafflecopter is failing me, too.

    Homophobia is bad because it forces some people to hide their true selves, and brings out the worst qualities in other people.

  15. The rafflecopter isn’t working for me.

    The easiest answer is that I’m against homophobia is because it’s not right. Equality should never be based on sexual orientation.

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