Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia

hopagainsthomoWelcome, hoppers! Glad to see you all in such a good cause.

Most of the events that affect me personally also affect another person much more, and those stories are not mine to tell. But I love him dearly and am glad to see any change in the world that will make him happier.

I’ve tried to do that in a small way, by writing stories that show happy endings, that love is love and that everyone deserves and should get their own slice of love and happiness. It’s not a reality for everyone, and that has to change.

I wrote a short a few years ago, which came out at a time when the news was full of stories of young gay people killing themselves, often driven by bullying. I had no idea that the story would be so timely, and in fact, it frightened me. The worst part is that I am not sure that anything’s changed, aside from the news coverage. The story isn’t entirely grim–it ends on hope, the kind of hope I want all young people to feel, that all good things are possible for them.

All of you who are here are showing your open minds and open hearts. Thank you. Spread the love. It’s International  Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com/, May 17, so lets send it all around the world.

And as my thanks to you, anyone who comments is welcome to a copy of that short in PDF, MOBI, or EPUB, your choice. Leave a comment with your file preference and your email, and I will buzz you off a copy of On Call: Crossroads.

And if you want to tell me one good thing you’ve seen recently regarding matters QUILTBAG, that would be great!

Find our other participating blogs here.

37 responses to “Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia

  1. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com (mobi format)

  2. I’m thrilled that the NHL has officially aligned itself with the You Can Play Project (after so many of its players had already done work on its behalf).
    Mobi would be great, thanks so much!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

  3. I am so proud of Jason Collins, the first American male pro athlete, to come out. In ten years, this won’t be a big deal (optimistic!). But even today, think of young athletes whom he inspired. I love a copy of On Call: Crossroads in ePub, please! Thank you!
    Urbanista
    brendurbanist @ gmail . com

  4. I think everyone who comes out is brave and needs to be given respect etc… one day the world will get it right.

    normanielsen@bigpond.com

    (mobi)

  5. Thank you for your great post. If possible, could I please have a copy of On Call: Crossroads in MOBI format? Thank you! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

  6. Isn’t that a reason for books – to get a glimps into a better world….

    Epub please – leo.v.s at aol dot com

  7. Thank you so much for your great post. I would love a copy in mobi please. Thanks again.

  8. Thank you for taking part and being a voice in this hop. If possible could I please have a copy in epub please?

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  9. Thank you for your great post! I believe books like yours that represent gay couples in happy relationships do spread hope 🙂 In that regard m/m is wonderful! Not the darkness that is often found in the literary gay fiction of the 70s and 80s.
    I’d love a copy in pdf, please. Thank you!

    stormymonday AT gmx DOT net

  10. I am grateful that by reading books by yourself and others, that I am now more aware of issues facing this community and can in small ways, do my bit.
    would appreciate epub if lucky!

  11. Thanks for the hop.Reading m/m has given more insight into equality must be for all.

  12. Thanks for being a part of the hop. If I am so fortunate as to win one of your books, I’d like .pdf

    lena.grey.iam@gmail.com

  13. Thanks for participating in this great hop 🙂

    I use EPUB

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Thanks so much for sharing your post in this blog hop! Such an important subject. And thank you for your generosity, I’d love mobi!
    OceanAkers @ aol.com

  15. Well, DC Comics now has their first mainstream transgender character, so that’s a positive step towards equality. And I’d love a PDF copy. Thanks for participating!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. Just that you want to do that for someone you love is a beautiful thing. It is hard every day to hear the stories, but yes, I have so much hope.

    Thank you so much for your generosity of spirit and for being part of the hop.

    caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com — epub, please.

  17. Thank you for the post. (Mobi)

    peggy1984 at live dot com

  18. Great post! Thank you for taking part in the hop! I would like PDF please.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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