Sunday, May 17, 2015

Hop Toward Equality #HAHBT

May 17th is a day few people acknowledge. Not because they don't care, but because they don't know it exists. This year you're invited to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia with us!

Click here to visit the Hop homepage.

Maybe the reason the day doesn't get much attention is because the words don't have much impact for the average person. Homophobia is a very innocuous term. It doesn't adequately represent the damage done by those who have it. Biphobia isn't about fear. Transphobia shouldn't be treated as a disease. It's not a disease. It's not even a true phobia. It's a learned behavior, a mindset, a transference of one person's self-loathing to someone else. 

It's not fear. It's hatred and homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia create as much pain as any other kind of hatred. Strip away the excuses and justifications and it's all the same bigoted nonsense the human race has endured since before winners and losers were documented in print.

Today is all about acknowledging and stopping the hate. It's also about taking a peek inside the fictional lives of LGBT characters, living in their skin, and trying to understand how the childish fear of someone else's sexuality impacts those on the receiving end of it. 

I hope you join us in celebrating diversity. 117 of us are holding contests and giving away prizes in this hop so grab your coffee and get hopping! You don't want to miss this.

My prize is a free copy of any ebook in my catalog. Enter to win by leaving a comment below. You don't have to be profound. A simple 'hi' is good enough.

Visit the rest of the Hop blogs!

1.Erica Pike (M/M)2.Cherie Noel (M/M)
3.NJ Nielsen (M/M)4.K-Lee Klein (M/M)
5.Bronwyn Heeley (M/M)6.Chris McHart (Multi: M/M, TR)
7.Andrew J. Peters (GAY)8.Prism Book Alliance (MM, FF, TR, Bi, Rev)
9.L.M. Brown (M/M)10.Dianne Hartsock (M/M)
11.ScuttlebuttReviews (MM,FF,TR,BI,Rev)12.Anne Barwell (M/M)
13.Anna Lee (M/M)14.Draven St. James (M/M)
15.Anna Butler (M/M)16.A.L. Wilson (M/M, Bi, TR)
17.Jacintha Topaz (BI F/F/M, F/F)18.Blaine D. Arden (M/M, TR)
19.L. J. LaBarthe (M/M)20.Iyana Jenna (M/M)
21.Kracken (M/M)22.Victoria Zagar/Infinite Love (MULTI, REV)
23.Brandon Shire (Gay)24.Lex Chase (M/M)
25.Amanda C. Stone (M/M)26.Stephen del Mar (Gay)
27.JC Wallace (M/M)28.Lasha's Reviews (REV)
29.Angela S. Stone (M/M)30.Serena Akeroyd (M/M/F)
31.Marie Landry (F/F)32.S.J. Frost (M/M)
33.Raythe Reign Publishing (M/M)34.Susanna Hays (M/M)
35.Racheline Maltese & Erin McRae (GAY, BI, F/F, TR)36.Kaje Harper (M/M, Bi)
37.Barbara Winkes (F/F)38.Kat Fletcher (LES)
39.Moonbeams over Atlanta40.Fever Dreams (Raven J. Spencer)
41.Kimber Vale (M/M)42.Sexy Erotic Xciting~ Evelise Archer (M/M)
43.Amelia Bishop (MULTI)44.Shayla Mist (M/M, DES)
45.Caddy Rowland(Gay)/Sibley Jackson (M/M)46.Thursday Euclid (M/M)
47.Nic Starr (M/M)48.Anastasia Vitsky (Governing Ana) (F/F, BI)
49.Blogger,reviewer,author, editor, promotion50.Caraway Carter (M/M, Bi)
51.Grace R. Duncan (M/M, Bi)52.Elin Gregory
53.Kade Boehme54.Amberly Smith (M/M)
55.Remmy Duchene Mantasy (M/M)56.L M Somerton (M/M)
57.Erin O'Quinn (M/M)58.Lori Toland (M/M)
59.Tyler Robbins (M/M, M/M/M)60.BFD Book Blog
61.BFD Book Blog (REV)62.Crystal's Many Reviewers (M/M, F/F, TR, Bi, Rev)
63.Kenzie Mack (M/M, BI)64.The Novel Approach Reviews
65.J.P. Bowie (M/M)66.Devon Rhodes (M/M, Bi)
67.Thianna Durston (M/M)68.Morticia Knight (M/M, Bi)
69.Bryl R. Tyne (M/M, TR, MULTI, F/F)70.M.A. Church (M/M)
71.Books A to Z Book Blog72.Catherine Lievens (M/M)
73.James Lee Hard (MM)74.Eva Lefoy (M/M)
75.Matthew J. Metzger (MULTI)76.Andrew Ashling (Gay)
77.Charley Descoteaux (MM, Bi)78.Michael Mandrake
79.Kate Aaron (Gay)80.DiverseReader (REV)
81.Hans M Hirschi (Gay, TR)82.Aeryn Jaden (M/M)
83.Alex C.Clarke (M/M)84.Louisa Bacio (M/M F/F Bi)
85.Talon ps & Princess so (MM, Bi, Poly, DES)86.Tasha's Thinkings (M/M, Bi)
87.Christa Tomlinson (M/M)88.Alexa Milne (M/M)
89.IndiGo Marketing & Design (DES)90.Eva LeNoir (M/M)
91.A.V. Sanders (M/M)92.B. Snow (MULTI)
93.Alexis Duran (M/M)94.Dean Pace-Frech (M/M)
95.Lily G. Blunt (M/M, REV)96.Joelle Casteel (MULTI)
97.Sage Marlowe (Gay)98.Author Susan Mac Nicol (MM)
99.Sloan Johnson (M/M, BI)100.Cody Kennedy (GAY)
101.Lea Bronsen (MULTI)102.Brina Brady (M/M)
103.WindWhisperer (Erotica Whispers) (F/F)104.Bey Deckard (M/M, BI)
105.Andrew Jericho (Gay)106.NSBeranek (Gay)
107.Freddy MacKay (MM, BI, Queer Fic)108.Mischief Corner Books (PUB)
109.Angel Martinez (Gay/Bi)110.Catherine Dair Cover Designers (DES)
111.Toni Griffin (M/M)112.Carly's Book Reviews (M/M, TR, BI, MULTI, REV)
113.Rory Ni Coileain (M/M)114.M.LeAnne Phoenix (M/M)
115.Lucy Felthouse (Multi)116.Bottom Drawer Publications (PUB)
117.Tempeste O'Riley (M/M, BI, Genderfluid, TR) 


  1. This is a wonderful blog hop. I thank you for participating.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. Great post. We should always work to be more accepting of everyone.

    1. I agree! Good luck, Waxapplelover.

  3. Great post I've visted so many site today it's a wonderful way to get the message across.


    1. Thanks for hopping along, Shirley!

  4. Thanks to everyone who entered! We have a winner...Debby.