Hop Against Homophobia – Thank You & Winners!
I am so grateful to everyone who read my Hop Against Homophobia post and reached out to me. In my mind, this event was about sparking conversation, and almost 50 people did just that by taking the time to comment. Multiply that by the 250+ other bloggers who participated and that adds up to a whole lot of conversation! Wonderful!!
Discrimination, hatred, homophobia… These topics are very top-of-mind for me, because even though I’ve grown a thick skin over the years, I’m painfully aware that my child has not. Unless we keep having these conversations–fighting back against the ugliness–Elise could suffer splash damage simply by virtue of who her parents are. Unthinkable for a parent to contemplate a child’s heartbreak.
To the 50 courageous people who took the time to comment, discuss, and share with others, as well as everyone else who read the post, that is what the conversation means to me: A brighter tomorrow for my family, one that you each light the way toward with kindness, open hearts, and your belief in the ideals of dignity, compassion, and true equality. I am humbled and genuinely thankful you found me worthy of your time.
I chose four winners of an eBook copy of my novel, The Heart of the Jungle–one for each day of the Hop–and even that feels an inadequate expression of my gratitude. Congratulations to the following commenters who will be contacted separately to arrange delivery:
- Sara York (May 17)
- Andrea (May 18)
- L.J. (May 19)
- L.M. Brown (May 20)