Welcome to my portion of your Hop Against Homophobia. Whoo-hoo!
As stated by another fabulous author of m/m romance, I’m so proud that I can spread a positive message of equality through my writing when it comes to romance and love . Both of my novellas, On Thin Ice and Bloodlines touch on prejudice against the gay character’s lifestyle from either immediate family members to political pressure or both.
I’m so impressed and awed by the strength shown by many of our friends and acquaintances in the LGBT community. The majority have overcome so much pain, pressure, and bullying in their lives. You are an inspiration and shining example of the enduring human spirit. This day is for YOU!
International Day Against Homophobia
Established by the Foundation Emergence, the International Day Against Homophobia is about hope for a prejudice free society. As we’ve seen in the media, and I’m sure very close to home for some, prejudice breeds bullying. And the domino effect has shown to bring about dire consequences. Unlike in my fictional world, many young people have resorted to suicide instead of facing another day of pain. Such a tragic loss of beautiful, talented young men and women to our planet.
The International Day Against Homophobia is May 17…Here’s to taking one day’s message and spreading it all year long. Wipe out Homophobia!
Below are a couple sites/organizations I found online and appear to be doing great work for young people in the LGBT community.
On a fun note, I love reading about great characters in romance who have overcome amazing obstacles. One example is the wonderful series by Tere Michaels—Faith, Love, and Devotion. Their romance really touched me. What about you? What books have you read that left you inspired by their challenges?
To one randomly chosen commenter, I’d like to offer one of the two m/m novella titles from my backlist: On Thin Ice or Bloodlines.
The giveaway will run from May 17th – 20th. On May 21st, I’ll contact the winner by email, and after they respond, I’ll post the winner here on my blog.