Friday, May 17, 2013

Hop Against Homophobia Tour Stop/Contest

Welcome to the Hop Against Homophobia & Transphobia. This runs from May 17th-27th and many places are involved as well as a ton of prizes to be given away.

You can follow the hop at

May 17th is also International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. You can find out more about this day at

My post this year is about acceptance. I know many gay/trans/lesbian people who I count as friends and as a mom, I try to install acceptance on being different to my children. They see me interact with my gblt friends and see how normal they are, that they are just like you and me, that to them, they don't see any difference between people who are straight and those who are gay/trans, etc. We live in a world where intolerance is growing more loudly as you see in the news everyday. But I also see acceptance as well. From friends who are finally admit they are gay/lesbian/transgender and that they get much love and acceptance when they do. For myself, I want to have my kids know that love and acceptance is more than a pat on the back, it is also about action they may do towards others. I hope that at age 13 and 9 they have the foundation that being different is nothing to scream in horror about but to embrace, to love and show the world how proud you are of who you are. Acceptance begins with you first before it trickles down to others. This world is crazy enough....can't we stop the hate and just embrace being different?

My prize giveaway is a $15 All Romance e-book gift card. All you need to do is follow my blog as well as leave a comment with your email address included so in case you win I have a way to contact you. The contest is open internationally and winner will be chosen May 28th and announced on my blog as well as my twittter and facebook page.


KimberlyFDR said...

Thank you for taking part in the hop!

laurie said...

Thank you for taking part in the hop!

Suze said...

I think alowing kids to continue to accept the world in all its colours is important - trying to halt that call for conformity as they go into secondary education

littlesuze at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for participating!

Emily said...

GFC: Emily

Thanks so much for participating.


Urb said...

Teach your children well! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Nice post! Your kids are lucky to have such an accepting mom. :)

I added your blog to my feedly feed, and I'm following on Twitter now too.

Have a fun hop!

awindandbooks said...

Thank you for your great post. Thanks for participating in the blog hop! (I'm following on Twitter.)

awindandbooks at gmail dot com

H.B. said...

Following through email.
Thank you for taking part in the hop.

humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

Loveless3173 said...

I had a friend that was homophobic. Sadly, she always said that "because her mom said"--"because her dad said"..
and I always felt so very sad that... she just never had a chance. It was put into her head since she was little. She was never able to make her own choice, see in her ours how natural any kind of love is just right.
I'm lucky that my parents never told us that this or that couple was abnormal. They were just happy. and that was all that mattered.

I so wish that that was something everyone would let their kids decide. It's sad that a lot more kids are pretty much brainwashed by their parents hate to be able to come up with their own views of life. It's sad that they never had a chance. but I still hope that one day, especially now, that more and more people will see that nothing is wrong that everything is just right in love.


eve said...

These posts have been excellent reading. Thanks for taking part and sharing your insights.

H.B. Pattskyn said...

Thanks for the great post. Sometimes it surprised me how many people don't seem to know how to just accept people for who they are inside. None of the other stuff matters; we're all human beings. We all love and hurt and laugh and cry.

Juliana said...

Thanks so much for posting in this blog hop! Such an important subject.
Follow GFC: OceanAkers
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DarienMoya said...

Thanks for taking part in the hop!


nancy said...

Thanks for hopping and sharing. I follow by GFC.

Crissy Morris said...

Great post, Dawn! Acceptance is the first step.

Lena Grey said...

Thanks for your insightful post on acceptance. I've always tried to instill this in my children as well. Acceptance goes a long way when someone needs support. They've taken that brave step to be themselves. The least we can do is show support.

jessica said...

I'm a GFC follower. Thanks for being a part of the hop. I think that the problem is that most people can't be content, they always have to have something to complain about.
jessangil at gmail dot com

Peggy said...

Thank you for the post, blog followed.

peggy1984 at live dot com

Sherry said...

Thank you for taking part in the hop!
GFC - Sherry S.
sstrode at scrtc dot com

Shadow said...

Your a great person! Thanks for sharing your story! Wonderful post!
GFC: shadow_kohler

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