Monday, May 16, 2016

Welcome to the Hop for Awareness, Visibility and Equality May 17-24!

Please visit the official site above, and leave a comment here to enter the giveaway (below). Thank you!

Visibility is one of the most effective weapons we have to battle stereotypes and fear. It’s no coincidence that hate groups call for boycotts of TV shows that represent LGBT characters, or businesses that accept us for who we are.

The more visible we are, the more we can show the world that we are not as small a group as they might imagine, and we’re far more diverse than aforementioned hate groups want them to think.

So, whenever there’s a door into the mainstream opening, it’s a good idea to walk through it. Run even, before it slams closed in your face. The more of us find a place at the table, the better, and we have a lot to add.

I write erotic romance. That certainly doesn’t mean we are all about sex—after all, no one would assume that every straight woman was a fan of the Fifty Shades, right? Visibility counters assumptions.

This is why this hop is so important, and I’m glad to see it’s now open to straight allies as well. All of us approaching the world with common sense and kindness do have a shared goal, against fear, stereotypes and assumptions, for the truth.
For the hop, I'd offer an ebook as prize. The winner (chosen from all who comment on this post) can choose from all my titles - you can find them here:



  1. I learn so much from this event each year!

    --Trix, vitajex(At)aol(Dot)com

  2. And in truth, when sex within our community is shamed and considered morally evil, writing erotica is incredibly liberating. It's not that we're all about sex but that there is nothing about our love to be ashamed of. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Thank you or the post and taking part in the hop!

  4. Thanks for hop. The posts offers new information.

  5. Thank you for joining the hop and help spread word. Every single contribution helps!

  6. Thanks for participating in the hop and increasing visibility. It is very important that we show the world that we are all people who deserve respect, whether we're gay, straight, bi, or any other combination.


  7. So pleased you took part in the hop. And yes, definitely agree that it's wise to step through those open doors asap.
    Cherie Noel, Hop Admin

  8. Wonderful post. Making it safe to be visible is a huge goal.

  9. Thanks for being part of the hop and the great post.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  10. Thanks for the passionate post. Fear is such the root cause of so much hatred. Here's to less fear and more listening.
    Take care,
    Jules, fellow hop blog stop.