Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Because We Are All Equal
I'm so glad you stopped by the blog for the Hop Against Homophobia! If you're like me, you'd like to see everyone treated equally and have the right to do what they want - like get married. If you're on the fence, take some time to really read the posts and think about your stance.
What are my thoughts on homophobia? According to the all mighty Wikipedia: Homophobia is observable in critical and hostile behavior such as discrimination and violence on the basis of a non-heterosexual orientation.
I look at it this way. I'm a girl with blue hair and a few piercings. No tats because I don't know what I want permanently on me, but I have no aversion to them. I write erotic works and read whatever I can get my hands on. I like my kink. I don't want to be judged because of the way I look or who I love. I don't think anyone should be judged that way--be it black, white, green, purple, gay, lesbian, or transgender... Why? We love who we love and we look the way that makes us feel good about ourselves. Doesn't everyone deserve that right? I think so.
I have a family member who came out a few years back. I love her dearly. She struggled with coming to grips with what she wanted and who she was deep down inside. Lots of people didn't want to know she was a lesbian. I can recall emails we shared where we talked about how some folks react when they find out loved ones are gay. She'd been in situations where she wasn't accepted. I assured her that even if I'm a handful of states away, I still love her and back her in whatever decision she makes. Her orientation doesn't bother me a bit. Thankfully for her, she's got the support of her family, like me, and a loving wife. Yep. She was lucky enough to find that one person to make her whole. I'm glad, too. They are a great couple.
If you know someone who is gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual, queer, or even straight, give them a hug. Tell them you love them no matter what. You'll feel better for it and will make their day. I promise.
So what do you have to do? Open your mind. Grin. And if you want to be in the hat for a prize...in this case, it's a pdf of Under and Over It. (You can read more about the book here.) The pdf is available to all entrants, international or not. So what do you have to do? Leave your name, email and comment on your LBGTQ read. That's it!
I won't lie. I'd love for you to follow me on Facebook, follow my blog, and to follow me on Twitter, or you can sign up for my newsletter. Joining, friending, following isn't expected. Do that because you want to. It's not mandatory to win. The contest ends May 20th, so act now. I'll announce the winner right here on the blog on May 21st as well as I'll email the winner!
I'll bet, now that you've read the post and commented, you want to follow the rest of the tour? I thought you might. Grin. Here's the link to the rest of the Hop Against Homophobia. Thanks for stopping. Good luck!