Hop Against Homophobia Blog Hop

Hop Against Homophobia

an M/M – only Blog Hop

May 17 – 20, 2012

To promote awareness against homophobia, a group of m/m authors pulled together to create this amazing blog hop. The home page is Hop Against Homophobia

It’s easy to participate:

  1. Visit each of the participating blogs listed on Hop Against Homophobia (May 17 – 20, 2012)

  2. Follow the instructions on each blog for a chance to win PRIZES.

You are already on my Blog Page, simply post “I am Against Homophobia” (in the comment section below) and you will be entered into a random drawing to WIN a digital download of BOTH of my novellas:




The lucky winner will be notified by email and their name will be posted on this blog on May 21, 2012. Have fun! Good Luck! And spread the word: Homophobia is NOT Acceptable!

Don’t forget to return to the Blog Hop Home Page at: http://hopagainsthomophobia.blogspot.com to visit the additional 228 authors participating in this extraordinary event.

Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood.” ~ Coretta Scott King

Dustin Adrian Rhodes supports

May 17, 2012

Homophobia is a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards homosexuality or people who are identified as or perceived as being LGBT. Definitions refer variably to antipathy, contempt, prejudice, aversion, and irrational fear. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

Statistics from the FBI have shown an 11% rise in reports of homophobic hate crime across America in the last year. Most of those targeted were gay men.

Homophobic hate crime increased by 6% in the USA, according to official FBI statistics. The FBI reported more than 7,600 hate crimes.

97% of students in public high schools report regularly hearing homophobic remarks from their peers.

80% of gay and lesbian youth report severe social isolation.

53% of students report hearing homophobic comments made by school staff.

19% of gay men and 25% of lesbians report suffering physical violence at the hands of family members as a result of their sexual orientation.

42% of homeless youth self-identify as gay/lesbian.

19% of gay/lesbian youth report suffering physical attacks based on their sexual orientation.

42% of adolescent lesbians and 34% of adolescent gay males who have suffered physical attack also attempt suicide.

30% of gay and bisexual adolescent males attempt suicide at least once a year.

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” ~ Harvey Fierstein

The International Day Against Homophobia, held on May 17 every year, is a rallying event offering an opportunity for people to get together and reach out to one another. Fondation Émergence promotes, mainly on a pan-Canadian level, the International Day Against Homophobia encourages organizations and individuals to highlight this event in their environment. This annual event is recognized globally as a reminder that Homophobia is NOT Acceptable, not just on this one day, but every day of the year.

There should be no homophobia or discrimination anywhere in this world.”~ Kylie Minogue


penumbrareads has won a digital download of BOTH of my novellas: Storm of Passion & Masked Identities.

Congratulations to penumbrareads.

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this amazing event.

The fight against Homophobia is not a one day event,

but a daily battle until Homophobia no longer exists.


33 comments on “Hop Against Homophobia Blog Hop

  1. Good Morning, I just wanted to say how much I admire you for banding together with so many authors for such a worthy cause. Good luck in your endeavors.

    I am against homophobia!

    Missy Martine

  2. Andrea says:

    I am Against Homophobia

    The statistics were both interesting and horrifying.

  3. Kendall McKenna says:

    Thanks for sharing the stats. Very enlightening.

  4. Lilly says:

    I am against homophobia!

  5. tbkindle says:

    I am against homophobia!

  6. Gigi says:

    I am against homophobia!

  7. Trix says:

    I am against homophobia!

  8. I am against homophobia!

  9. Penumbra says:

    I am Against Homophobia!


  10. Tame says:

    “I am Against Homophobia”

    I truly am, and thank you Dustin for posting 🙂 HUGS HUGS HUGS

    Tame 🙂

  11. Barb says:

    I am against homophobia! And I love the name of your blog! 🙂

  12. Cornelia says:

    “I am Against Homophobia” Thank you for information.

  13. Hi Dusty, just wanted to stop by and show my support. I am against homophobia, but please don’t include me in the contest. I’m an author and a fellow Hop Against Homophobia participant. Great post!

  14. Crissy M. says:

    I am against homophobia!!

  15. Foretta says:

    I showed a bunch of these post to the teens in my family to show them how hurt some “innocent” remarks are to many others. I get so annoyed when my nephew says “you’re so gay”. ERRRR drove me crazy. I know he didn’t mean anything by it but it is so wrong to use that as a saying. I think that these post have helped. Thank you all for sharing with us!

  16. Emily W. says:

    I am against homophobia!! Thank you for sharing the stats with us. Hopefully these will help people realize just how serious and prevalent this problem is.


  17. Suze says:

    I am against Homophobia

    The stats make me cry

  18. L.M. Brown says:

    I am Against Homophobia

    Those are some truly frightening statistics.

  19. yganoe says:

    I am against homophobia! I teach about this and hope to impart words of tolerance and love to my students.

  20. JayHJay says:

    I am against homophobia!

  21. Erica Pike says:

    I am Against Homophobia.

    I am! Thanks for the statistics. They’re heartbreaking 😦

  22. Layladawna says:

    I am Against Homophobia

  23. Leaundra Ross says:

    I am Against Homophobia
    Thanks for sharing and being on the hop!

  24. Elin Gregory says:

    Absolutely horrifying statistics.I’m in the UK and ours are no better. Thanks for blogging.

  25. Ashley E says:

    Thanks for sharing the statistics with us, as horrifying as they are. I am against homophobia.

  26. Peggy says:

    I am against homophobia. Thank you for sharing.

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