Saturday, 25 February 2012

Hop Against Homophobia

Since starting this venture into the writing world, Robin and I have found out a couple of different things.  Writing action sequences while giggling over dirty jokes is harder than one might think, wine and coffee can actually sustain you through any writer's block, chocolate might actually be essential for the editing process, and there are a whole lot of people out there who are passionate about the same things we are.

As a gay couple, as writers, hell, as human beings, Robin and I feel it's our responsibility to take any platform we're given and use it to raise awareness and understanding for causes that are closest to our hearts.  Which is why we're so excited about Hop Against Homophobia.

May 17th - 20th, starting on the International Day Against Homophobia, we're going to be participating in a massive, M/M themed blog hop.  There's over 140 m/m authors, publishers, and reviewers signed up so far and I'm sure the list will just keep growing.

There'll be giveaways galore, which we all love, but most importantly there'll be some awesome awareness and discussion about the face of the m/m community.  The best response to hatred, to ignorance, is information and openness.  I sincerely hope that everyone who loves this genre, who feels passionately about this cause, will participate.

Also, free stuff!  Can't go wrong with that.

More details to come.

2 comments:

  1. Great post, Alex :) We're so happy to have you.

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  2. This is an early post but I just wanted to say “Thank You” for letting me be included in your Hop Against Homophobia. I am afraid I am not a talent m/m fiction writer like yourself but I am an avid reader of it.

    I guess I do not fit into any category really since I write non-fiction for an adult studio. http://shadowsterling.blogspot.com/2012/04/studio-i-write-for.html

    But this is a cause I feel strongly about and I wanted to let you know I appreciate the opportunity to be included.

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