Friday, May 17, 2013

The Hop Against Homophobia

What is the Hop Against Homophobia? It’s a blog hop created by a growing group of authors who write GLBTQIA works and who wish to bring awareness to GLBTQIA literary works and those who identify with non-binary gender. This year it begins on May 17th and will last through May 27th. It starts with IDAHO, May 17th, the International Day Against Homophobia.

We hope to bring attention to crucial issues surrounding homophobia, censorship of GLBTQIA works, and to current socio-economic, political, and very personal issues surrounding those who don’t identify with the strict binary categorization of sexual identity.

It’s important to note that The Hop Against Homophobia doesn’t only represent plights of discrimination. It represents a time of change; not only one of change in perspective but also one of behavior and the law. Now, more than ever before.

I am proud to be an author of GLBTQIA literature and hope to bring you works that inspire you, give you strength and, above all, give you hope; and, perhaps, be fortunate enough to change perspective.

Over the course of the next ten days, join me in helping to bring awareness to the world, in teaching the world that those of us who don’t identify in binary ways aren’t to be feared, reviled, or persecuted, but simply accepted for who we are.

In honor of this terrific blog hop, I’m giving away one SIGNED copy of my novella, SAFE.

All you need to do is comment below. At the end of the blog hop, I will randomly select a winner and post your name here! Be sure to check back on my blog on May 29th to see if you won!

Here’s to changing the world for the better! Be calm and rock on! It does get better!

~Cody

38 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking part in the hop!

    In order to combat hatred, we must spread love. Educate others, bring awareness, because every person who has their mind opened is one person closer to a world where homophobia and transphobia doesn’t exist.

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

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  2. Thank you for taking part in the hop!

    parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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  3. Thanks for being a part of the hop and helping to bring awareness!

    Here's my post on bi-visibility and writing bisexual romances. Writing From the Middle: BiVisibility & BiErasure

    ~Xakara

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  4. I wish this blog wasn't necessary but a celebration of love and life and acceptance, alas KUDOS for bringing it to many's awareness...

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    1. Awww, thanks, sweet Jane, and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Thanks, Cody, for taking part in the Hop! I love the message you offer to our children - it's such an important one.

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    1. Thank you, Shira, it is an important one! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. Anything that promotes tolerance and understanding is a good thing.

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    1. It is, Kazza K! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I honestly never thought I would see ANY state approve gay marriage let alone 13. Tolerence and understanding and acceptance are more important now than ever for everyone especially the next generation. I hope all you & the other authors are doing reach the young. More minds need to be opened.
    Lis Craig

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    1. Awww, thank you, Lis! We authors hope to bring awareness to the world. Thank you for stopping by and hope to see you again soon!

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  8. Sorry I'm so late, but I made it. I also wish this day wasn't necessary. Education, understanding, acceptance, equality and love - for all.

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  9. Great to see you on this blog hop.
    Let's hope that in a few years time, we won't need to 'celebrate' this...

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    1. Agree, Zahra! Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again soon!

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  10. Thanks for taking part and posting!
    wendynjason04 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thank you for toping by, Wendy, and for participating in the Hope Against Homophobia and Transphobia!

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  11. Hi Cody - From one author to the next: keep writing and fighting homophobia and transphobia. I like your site. :)

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    1. Hey Andrew, thanks for stopping by! Glad you like the site and back at ya! Keep on writing and fighting homophobia and transphobia!

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  12. Thank you so much for sharing and participating in the hop!

    Beth
    JPadawan11@gmail.com

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  13. I wonder how many people have been trapped in the limitations of binary gender? Once they receive their rights, and are free of persecution, at least young people will be free to live their real.lives, without having to,choose from unnaturally limited options. That day will come soon, and I can't wait!
    Urbanista
    brendurbanist @gmail. com

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    1. Great question, Urb! Unfortunately, people find themselves trapped in the limitations of strict binary gender for many reasons. By way of example, and this is merely one example, those who are intersex and have been "gender assigned" at birth have been limited without consent. Thanks for dropping by, Urb!

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  14. Thank you for taking part in the hop and being a voice for the LGBT community. We're all human and created equal, who we choose to love or how we choose to do things in our lives shouldn't change the way we all treat each other.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Great comment, H.B.! Thanks for participating in HAHAT and for dropping by! Come back soon!

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  15. Thank you so much for your post and participating in this amazing hop!

    sophiebonaste@gmail.com

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    1. Back at you, Sophie! Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you again soon!

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  16. Thanks for taking part in HAHaT.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Max! Hope to see you again soon!

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  17. Thanks for the great post.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Sherry! Hope to see you again soon!

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  18. Thank you for the post.

    peggy1984 at live dot com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Peggy, and for partiicpating in HAHAT! Hope to see you again soon!

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  19. Thanks for participating in this great hop!

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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