Hop Against Homophobia

 

Hi there!

I think I’m something like #225-ish on the Blog-hop list, so here goes: I decided to make 2 posts about homophobia. I had a little trouble making a segue from my previous post, so I double-dipped. Also, whoever gets this far will have to have read more than 200 blogs before getting to me, so I needed to keep it short!

I doubt there’s a gay, lesbian, bisexual, queer or transgendered person alive who hasn’t experienced homophobia in some form, or had to hide who they are to keep themselves safe from it. Homophobia isn’t a single malady: it is countless symptoms all throughout our society, at every level. I don’t see an end to homophobia in my lifetime, but I do hope to see a shift toward that inevitable end. I hope for that very, very much.

I have a very special Scarlet and the White Wolf prize for a commenter I’ll pick at random, so please just leave a note to be entered. The Hop Against Homophobia ends May 20th, and I’ll announce the winner here.

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  • Emiliana25

    Thank you for a great post! I hope things will improve all over the world. We don’t own kindness to homophobes but we should try to educate them, prejudice is a prejudgement and it might get better with exposure. I loved a poster campaign which showed people in different work groups admit that they are a nurse and lesbian, I thought that was brave but also showed that gay people are just as common and normal as everyone else.

  • Lunedor

    @ Emiliana25
    I`m a french student nurse living in the UK, there`s a lot of prejudice/stereotypes here in this profession especially for women. I`m already “the foreign nurse” and sometimes I just lie or stay elusive when my patients ask me about my partner or relationships (and believe me they do ask a lot) because it`s easier. It is hard. Not brave enough yet.

    On a positive note, a thought about France and our new President who said he would legalise gay marriage.
    Things can only improve now right? =)

  • Lana A

    Well if egalitรฉ is part of a nations slogan than it should apply to all and I hope your new President will see to it and that Obama would magange the same for the USA!
    I really hope things will improve. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • http://www.KimberlyFDR.com KimberlyFDR

    I believe love can triumph over hate and that it always will!

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

  • Lyra L7

    I hope that time will change people and improve the situation. It wont happen over night but hopefully we will all live to see the changes.

  • http://www.musings-of-a-bookworm.org kerry

    Thank you for sharing this with us today

    musings-of-a-bookworm@hotmail.co.uk

  • Jase G.

    I hope this becomes an even bigger event. Even though most people are more open to homosexuality, the few who are not have become more vocal and dangerous. Their backs are to the wall and they are frightened. They will do whatever, say whatever, to stop the homosexual community and friends from creating an open, loving world. As a gay man, I rejoice at the acceptance that seems to be growing, but weep because of things like North Carolina banning anything other than a heterosexual marriage. Thank you and everyone else for doing something as widespread as this blog event. It means so much to me to know there are people who want to stop homophobia and bring about acceptance and tolerance in the world.
    On a side note, it seems you got promoted from #225 to #218. Congrats!

  • jyanx@yahoo.com

    Change comes slowly, but it does come. I think about how far we’ve come in the past 50 or so years, and even though we still have a LONG ways to go, it is amazing to think about.

  • http://normanielsen.blogspot.com NJ Nielsen

    Thanks for participating and I agree with everyone sadly this is a worldwide epidemic that we need to change one mind at a time.

  • http://creativebarbwire.wordpress.com Barb

    Somebody must have dropped out because we all moved up a little! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Anyway, thanks for keeping this short… and hope to see you around this blog hop again! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • gigi

    Interesting post. Thanks for participating in the HOP.

  • Emily W.

    Nice post. Thanks for participating and spreading the news!!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

  • http://www.ericapike.com Erica Pike

    Just hopping by quickly – I’m saving your longer post for tomorrow (when I’ll catch up on the ones I have yet to read). Just telling you that I started on the first posts, until I reached the middle and then started on the last posts, working my way toward the middle again. I think I’ll start at the last post next time ๐Ÿ˜‰ But then next time the length of the hop will be longer so we don’t land in a time-jam like this year.

    Anyway! Thanks for taking part, Kirby ๐Ÿ™‚

    Erica

  • Ashley E

    Thanks so much for sharing, Kirby. I doubt there’ll ever be a true end to homophobia (there are idiots in every generation), but I know we can make things better than this.

  • Anna

    Thanks for participating!!

    annawelch23456@hotmail.com

  • Rae

    I’m glad I discovered this! I wish I could live to see a world where there were no biggots. Every year I notice more and more people supporting the LGBT communitythtough, which gives me hope for future generations. The thing that makes me sad is that asexuals are always left out. There isn’t really a phobia against them but more of a denial they even exist, which can hurt just as much as any gay bashing.