Thursday, May 17, 2012

Homophobia


Homophobia is a strange word. It describes strange people. They have a choice to dislike gay people, yet the people they dislike don’t have a choice of being gay.
 
There could be so much said about the subject, but I’d quite simply like to say one thing: If you’re born gay, you can’t change who you are – you’re not born homophobic, why change?

Post a comment and go in the draw to win my latest release: Choices


42 comments:

  1. Homophobia: n. Insecurity about being Heterosexual...

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    1. Thanks for posting, Matthew. I'm putting you in the draw :)

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  2. I think it initially describes people who don't know better...it's when they become stubborn about being educated when it becomes a problem.

    Erica :)

    eripike at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks for posting, Erica. I'm putting you in the draw :)

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  3. Thank you for helping out with such an important cause.

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    1. My pleasure. Let's hope we get our message across. Thanks for posting, Shadow. I'm putting you in the draw :)

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    2. Hi Penny, actually I just wanted to say “Thank You” to everyone for letting me be included in your Hop Against Homophobia. I am afraid I am not a talented m/m fiction writer like yourself but I am an avid reader of it.

      Actually when you are a straight girl who writes gay porn for an adult studio it is hard to fit in anywhere so I really appreciated how warmly I was welcomed into your group.
      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.

      Shadow Sterling

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  4. I agree. Great Post, Penny:)

    Andi Anderson

    andianderson@live.com

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    1. I wanted to make my thoughts simple. I'm not very good expressing myself otherwise. I'm putting you in the draw :)

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  5. It's very sad that these people go out of their way to make others unhappy. We should all be allowed to live our lives in the way we want. If no one is being hurt or forced - there is NO problem. You're quite right - we are what we are.

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    1. I used to think the best way to get your point across was to talk out loud. Now I think it doesn't hurt to let others talk for you. Let's hope all these people who are blogging and posting are talking loud enough for everyone. :) You're in the draw also.

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

    Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kimberly. Thanks for posting. They say it only takes one drop to start a ripple, lets hope our ripple goes far and wide. I've put you in the draw. :)

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  7. I think a lot of people are homophobic because they're uncomfortable about themselves.

    dephalqu@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Kim. So true. There are a lot of people who are uncomfortable in their skin, and they don't always know why, so the pick on others who come across as different. I like individuality. It would be a boring world otherwise. Thanks for your comment, and I've put you in the draw.

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  8. Thanks for participating in this great blog hop. I'm enjoying all the posts :)

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Penumbra. I've been reading other peole's blogs as well. It's so good to see so many blogging for a good cause. Thanks for your comment. I've put you in the draw. ps let me know what you think of "Jackman" when it comes out. :)

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  9. Short, sweet and to the point.
    Thanaks Penny
    Suze

    Littlesuze@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Suze. I've never been one for over expressing myself. I usually let my novels do my talking for me :) I've put you in the draw. Good luck.

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  10. That's such a great quote: "you're not born homophobic, why change?" It's sad that that Rodgers and Hammerstein song "You've Got To Be Carefully Taught," which was written in 1949, is still so relevant today, even if it was technically about xenophobia and racism...

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi. I think all forms of phobia's and ism's that harm others should be wiped out, and I beleive they eventauly will. It might still take a few more years, but at sometime in the future humanity won't care what race, creed or sexual oriantation we are, we'll just be a mixed pot of people. Thanks for your comment. I've put you in the draw for "Choices"

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  11. Thank you so much for participating in the hop. I hope that this helps to spread the word and that one day a hop like this will no longer be needed. I have shown many of the post to my nieces and nephews. We recently have been discussing how damaging bullying is and how innocent remarks can make you be seen as being a bully. One of the things that makes me mad is when I hear...you're so gay... pisses me off. These post have helped them already. I heard my nephew stand up to someone that called someone else a hurtful name... I was so proud. Thank you all for helping by sharing hurtful and/sad memories and your personal views/message.
    I pray one day for equality for EVERYONE not just some.
    forettarose@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Foretta. I'm glad these post are helful. I'm sure only good can come of it. I'm hopefull anyway. Good luck n the draw and thank's for posting.

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  12. Thanks for participating for this wonderful cause of awareness…I teach high schoolers and this is a topic that we discuss at length. I just want them to be aware and know that they have the power to change the world!
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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    1. Hi Yvette. It sometimes only takes one person to change the world, and that one person could be in your class right now. Thanks for teaching them the value of humility and humanity. We are all the same underneath, and everyone should viewed as such. Good luck in the draw.

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  13. thanks for taking part in this hop.

    normanielsen@bigpond.com

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    1. Hi N.J. Always a pleasure to particpate in a worthy cause. Maybe we can have a hop next year for us authors...

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  14. That is very to the point. Another piece I have been seeing during the blog hop is that homophobia is a choice, homosexuality is not. It is too bad so many people seem to forget that.

    lmbrownauthor at gmail dot com

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    1. Hi L.M. I didn't have a story of my own to write, so I just wanted to say what was in my heart. Eventually, I'm sure, it will be in everyone else's heart too. Thanks for commenting. I've put you in the draw.

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  15. Yep so true just like I was born straight, I didn't choose to be straight I just am, just like someone who is born gay they didn't choose it, it was meant to be. Love is Love! Thanks for being in the hop!
    melita332002@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Leaundra. I was born straight as well, and I never questioned it. It's a shame that people who are born gay sometimes have to question who or what they are because of other's actions and words. I know that will all change, I'm just hoping it will change soon. Thanks for your comments and I've put you in the draw.

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  16. Love is beautiful in every form, it's hate that is ugly.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Cathy. Luckily love conquers all, even hate. Thanks for your comment. I've put you in the draw.

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  17. Thanks for participating in the hop, and your post is short buts cuts right to the heart of it. You can't change soemthing that was never a choice.
    pantsoffreviews@live(dot)ca

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    1. Hi DarienMoya. I'm not usually short of words, but these ones came to me first and they seemed the best. Thanks for commenting and I've put you in the draw for Choices.

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  19. Thanks for participating in the HOP.

    gisu29(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi Gigi. I just wanted to contribute to all the positive messages everyone else is putting out there. Thanks for commenting. I've put you in the draw.

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  20. Nicely put. And I love the bun grabbing picture in the upper left corner, too. :-D

    Twisted at Twistedhilarity dot com

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    1. Hi TwistedHilarity. I love that picture as well, but I have to admit my favourite is the fourth one from the top. Thanks for commenting. I've put you in the draw.

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  21. Thanks for the post. The hop was great.

    peggy1984@live.com

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    1. Hi Peggy. I've been so busy reading everyone else's hop blogs that I nearly forgot to come back to mine. I've put you in the draw (which I'm going to do in a minute)

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