Hop Against Homophobia


Today starts the Hop Against Homophobia. There are over 250 blogs involved, and most of them are offering prizes for your comments. But mostly what the hop is about is bringing awareness to the pervasive discrimination against a certain group of people in society. Normally I avoid political talk on my blog. Mostly because I’m not naive enough to believe that just because you read my books, you share all my same views. We’re all different in subtle and not so subtle ways, and that’s what makes this world so exciting and marvelous.

Yet I hope the one thing we can all agree on is that everyone has the right to their own happiness. As long as it doesn’t infringe or hurt others, then they have the right to be considered equal to me in every way. It shouldn’t matter who they love or who they want to marry. All that should matter is that they’re striving to be the best human beings they can be, regardless of sexual orientation. I’ve never understood hating someone because they’re different from you. Life would be terribly boring if we were all the same.

I’m sorry if my post isn’t that profound or earth shattering. I tend to look on equality for everyone as a no-brainer. And yet I understand that people struggle with it every minute of the day. I just hope we all become enlightened at some point in our journey through life.

I’m giving away a book from my backlist to two lucky commenters today. If I pick you, and you already have all my backlist, you can pick one of my up-coming releases. You’ll just have to wait until I get my author copies before you can get your prize.

Also, if you’d like to see who else is participating in the Hop, check out the Hop Against Homophobia blog.

And if you’ve stopped by for the next installment in They Walk Among Us, it’ll be up tomorrow. 😀

59 Responses “Hop Against Homophobia”

  1. peggy says:

    Thank you for the post. The hop was great.

  2. Rush says:

    To me, homophobia is an excuse. An excuse to not acknowledge that something *IS* because it was meant to be. I’m going to use me as an example, not an example of me being homophobic but an example of what I did when I encounter homosexualism. While growing up I never heard the word gay in my house thus I started middle school not even knowing what a gay person was. I heard the other boys call a boy in my class a *faggot* amongst other things and I had no idea what they were saying. Through the years and even after I knew what the word meant I didn’t know anyone who was openly gay so it was never in my mind. Once my oldest daughter came to me and told me she was gay, even though I was scare at first, the first thing I did was research. Years later I’m still reading about and coming up with the most interesting things all the time, some very good, some, well… ignorant. Like the Phelps family and their cult followers. There is a word for these type of people, and sorry, it is NOT ignorant. They are just Sociopaths who don’t like anything that does not conform to their beliefs. There are too many people who CHOOSE to be their puppets, unfortunately. Here’s a couple of interesting things for you to share with your readers. The first one is a test done by a panel of psychologists on homophobia… http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-big-questions/201106/homophobic-men-most-aroused-gay-male-porn

    The second is a very interesting read. http://www.paulonhomosexuality.com
    Enjoy and thanks for participating in Hop and sharing your views with us!!!
    Sandra Rush

  3. Penumbra says:

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


  4. Judi P says:

    Thank you for being a part of this blog hop.
    lol… and yep, you’ve just said all that needs to be said.


  5. Emily W. says:

    Thank you for sharing and participating. Everyone wants to be treated equally and fairly and yet some of those same people want to then go and take that away from others just because they are gay. And it’s time for that to end.


  6. Susan R says:

    I too feel equality shoild be a no-brainer. Too bad every doesn’t feel that way.

    susanmik AT gmail DOT com

  7. Sal says:

    not sure if you needed the email addy but I forgot to put it on the post – flubber2kool@gmail.com

  8. Sal says:

    There is nothing more that I can say as you said it already and probably so more elequantly than I.

  9. gigi says:

    Interesting post. Thanks for participating in the HOP.

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