Hop Against Homophobia

Intolerance of any kind really irks me.  Not just homophobia, but racism, sexism, religious discrimination and even people who hate on other people for the types of books they like, the movies they watch, the music they listen to, or the people they admire.

To me, hate will always be hate, no matter how poorly it’s disguised. Using religious or moral beliefs isn’t a reason for homophobia.  It’s an excuse.

I’m sorry, but I can’t see the difference…

Love is love…

It’s no secret that I wrote Fanfiction prior to writing Original Fiction. I wrote both het and m/m stories, and received a lot reviews from readers who loved my stories.

There is one review that has stayed with me…

This particular reader reviewed to tell me she’d read my het stories, and unknowingly stumbled into one of my m/m stories.  But she kept on reading, and she told me how gay people from her generation were quite often shunned and/or lived in denial.  This reader then told me she was 71 years old, and how she’d never thought of two men being in love before, how it was love like any other, and she could see that now. 

And then she thanked me for opening her eyes to it.  

And when there were days I wondered why I bothered writing at all, I’d think of this review, and how maybe, just maybe, if I changed one person’s view on love, then it was all worthwhile.

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  • Layne Faire

    Darling, your writing is incredibly beautiful, and I do not doubt for one moment that you could sway a reticent heart to open and see the truth — Love is love. It knows no boundaries.

  • B

    Lovely as always. My favorite part of what you write is the love. You write stories that reflect true emotions and kindness as well as that toe-curling love <3 I'm so glad I found you, Nic!Bellawww.bellaleonebooks.com

  • Foretta

    Thank you so much for participating in the hop. I hope that this helps to spread the word and that one day a hop like this will no longer be needed. I have shown many of the post to my nieces and nephews. We recently have been discussing how damaging bullying is and how innocent remarks can make you be seen as being a bully. One of the things that makes me mad is when I hear…you're so gay… pisses me off. These post have helped them already. I heard my nephew stand up to someone that called someone else a hurtful name… I was so proud. Thank you all for helping by sharing hurtful and/sad memories and your personal views/message. I pray one day for equality for EVERYONE not just some. forettarose@yahoo.com

  • Shadow Sterling

    I think you are changing more than one person's view here, great post. I just wanted to say “Thank You” to everyone for letting me be included in your Hop Against Homophobia. I am afraid I am not a talented m/m fiction writer like yourself but I am an avid reader of it. Actually when you are a straight girl who writes gay porn for an adult studio it is hard to fit in anywhere so I really appreciated how warmly I was welcomed into your group.http://shadowsterling.blogspot.com/2012/04/studio-i-write-for.htmlBut this is a cause I feel strongly about and I wanted to let you know I appreciate the opportunity to be included. Shadow Sterling

  • L.M. Brown

    I am also an escapee from the world of fanfiction, and although I cannot claim to have converted any pensioners myself, I have also had comments from people who would not normally read m/m stories to say they have enjoyed mine and are no longer as "squicked" by the idea of two men as they once were.Love is love and when everyone in the world understands that it will be so much better. Even if it isn't in my lifetime that is what I would like for the future.

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