Two chances to win!

Welcome to the Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia! If you were not aware, May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. The blog hop is intended to raise awareness about this important issue. To encourage people to visit all the blogs, each participating blog is giving away a prize(s) during the event. This site will be giving away one copy each of Best Gay Romance 2014 and Foolish Hearts: New Gay Fiction, both by Cleis Press and edited by R.D. Cochrane and Timothy J. Lambert. To be entered to win all you have to do is follow this blog by May 24th. (Special thanks to Cleis Press for providing the books for this important cause.)

Though things in the U.S. are slowly improving, there are still many injustices being leveled against LGBTQ persons here, as well as in other countries. In the past gay, lesbian and transgendered individuals have been murdered; imprisoned; have suffered job and housing discrimination; have seen their emotional unions go unrecognized; have been denied the right to raise their own children or to adopt; have been kept from acquiring health insurance coverage through their beloved’s employer; have been kept from their loved one’s deathbed (even, sometimes, when they held POA); and have had their property taken from them after their partner’s death because they were not allowed to marry.

Homophobia and transphobia have fueled these injustices. It’s time to take a stand. Speak out. End Homophobia and transphobia.

Please take the time to read two of my earliest posts here, “Nine” and “Who could ask for anything more?” for more of my views on this subject. Then follow the link below to check out other blogs participating in the hop and read what they have to say about this issue. Be sure to read the guidelines on how to enter to win the other giveaways, and of course, tell your friends to check out the hop as well.