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:
Visit each of the participating blogs listed on Hop Against Homophobia (May 17 – 20, 2012)
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!
“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
WE HAVE A WINNER!
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.