Friday, May 17, 2013

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia

It's the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

Here is the main page of the blog hop

 If there is one thing I have never understood about human nature it's prejudices and hatred of fellow human beings based on what someone is.  Diversity is the spice of life,  I think it would be a boring world if we all looked alike and thought alike.   I've been lucky to have grown up in New York, a place where you are exposed to so many different cultures and religions and people from all over the world.   I find the same thing living in the DC area.     It's more important about who a person is on the inside and not their religion or color of their skin or who they love or what gender they are.

I'm Jewish and I've had to deal with anti-Semitism and could never figure out why,  but then I don't know if there really is an answer to the whys.  

I had the same questions when I was getting bullied in school.   That certainly didn't help my self-esteem.   I still have problems with self-esteem on occasion.  probably the scars that never truly go away no matter how much time has past.

All I can say is it's time to stop the hatred and learn to love one another.

In honor of this blog event I am giving away a copy of one of my books.   I was hoping to have a re-tweaked version of my book "Catch of the Day" ready for this blog but I've had some difficult times over the past few months so it's been hard for me to write much of anything.   I hope to get "Catch of the Day" available once again.  I DO have a wonderful new cover for it, too.

To enter my contest please leave your name and contact info.  I'll be awarding a prize on May 28th.



  1. Thank you for taking part in the hop!

  2. Human nature and all her prejudices and hypocrisies are truly one of life's great mysteries. Great post. As one of the organizers of the HAHAT, thank you so much for participating.

    K-lee Klein

  3. Thank you for taking part in the hop!

    I can totally relate to being bullied. i have a variety of learning difficulties and was tormented all thru out school because of them. i am SO glad i had a counselor who helped me during that difficult period and i do think it saved my life

  4. I definitely dealt with my share of mean girls in school (to the point where I didn't even have any real female friends until college) seems like it must be even harder for kids now.


  5. Great that you were able to join the hop. Thank you for the opportunity to win.


  6. Thank you so much for doing the hop! I would love to enter the contest.


  7. Funny (or not so funny) that every person is unique, yet we live under such a limited handful of impossible standards.


  8. I have tried so hard to raise my kids to be accepting. But they learn so much at school.
    Debby236 at gmail dot com

  9. I soo agree!! - The inside of a person is so much more important than the oustide. My husband of 26 years, has more heart than anyone I know. Most people don't realize it because of his size (larger than most) and that is a shame cause he is a great guy. Thanks for supporting such a worthy cause!!

  10. Thanks for your personal sharing and for being part of the Hop.

    strive4bst(At) yahoo(Dot) com

  11. I enjoyed your post. Everyone is human and should be able to love who ever they want.

  12. Thank you so much for sharing you wonderful post and participating in this amazing hop!

  13. I think bullies will always find something to hate. Hopefully there will more enlightened people to stop them.


  14. Thanks for the post.We cannot allow bullies to win.

  15. What people still fail to understand is that bullying leaves scars that barely heal.
    I've struggled with self-esteem all my life. Being successful in my work and my extended hobby (writing) hasn't changed that. I didn't write anything this past year because I kept second-guessing every single line I wrote and it was just too exhausting. Now it's working again (thankfully), but the taunts and put-downs I went through as a child and young adult will haunt me until the end of my days.

    Thank you for making this post!

    zahra AT zahraowens DOT com

  16. It is what's inside that counts!

  17. Bullying can be a harsh thing to overcome. What mattters though is that you don't give in and believe that it will get better even if at the moment id doesn't.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  18. Thank you for taking part in the hop!
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  19. Thank you for the post.

    peggy1984 at live dot com

  20. Thanks a bunch for sharing and participating!


  21. This "hop" was a great idea! I'm sorry to hear about the bullying and the antisemitism in New York (??!!) My mother was a teenager there in the 1930s & didn't experience any bigotry that I know of -- she was the only shiksa in her group of high-school friends. (Some were in her life until she passed away, age 90.)

  22. Thanks for the post and hop.