In the spirit of laziness, I am re-posting this in large part from my own blog, so it you think you’re having a deja vu moment, well, you are.
You may have seen these buttons starting to pop up on m/m blogs around the internetz. For those who aren’t familiar with it:
The International Day Against Homophobia, held on May 17 every year, is a rallying event offering an opportunity for people to get together and reach out to one another. Fondation Émergence promotes, mainly on a pan-Canadian level, the International Day Against Homophobia and encourages organisations and individuals to highlight this event in their environment.
While this is an international day, I’m kind of proud that the organizers are Canadian. While our blog hop supports the goals of the International Day Against Homophobia, it’s not directly associated with the campaign.
To date, over 220 m/m related blogs (reviewers, authors, publishers, readers) have signed up to participate. So what will we be doing? Every single blog on May 17 will publish a post that in some way deals with homophobia. There are no rules, there can be personal stories and experiences, educational pieces, success stories, news pieces, stories that tackle the issues, anything that brings attention on that day to a very serious issue.
However, we’re not all about the serious stuff, we can have fun at the same time we tackle the big issues, so every blog will be putting up prizes for those who comment on their post. These are all m/m related prizes, so some authors may be offering up books, or there will be gift certificates for m/m publishers or resellers. The more blogs you visit, the more chance you’ll have to win some great swag. Our prize here at BER will be a $10 gift certificate to All Romance e-books.
So stay tuned, you can visit the websites I’ve linked to and check out the event and I hope we’ll see y’all back here on the 17th. We haven’t decided the topic of our post or if we’ll wrangle a guest poster, but hope you’ll stop by on the day and say hi.