Today is: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 17th) – their link is: http://dayagainsthomophobia.org/
We at Top 2 Bottom Reviews are taking a moment away from reviewing to bring awareness to a national issue that just can’t seem to go away. This issue is a word called: Homophobia. More or less it means that one can’t seem to care to understand what they don’t know about. Instead of looking at the whole picture, which would mean getting out of one’s comfy zone to learn or care about someone else who lives life in a different manner.
As a reviewing site it is our responsibility to do a couple of things. One: We review books written in the Gay genre and Two: We support all writers and readers who come to us. We are trying to open the eyes of people who are scared to step out of their comfy zone and to try a different type of book to read. Romance exists in M/F fiction just as it does in Gay Fiction. There are real people in this world who do love someone of the same sex and it should not ever be shunned, especially by people who can’t be bothered to understand what the word Gay means. Instead of learning, they strike out and generally they do nonsense such as this out of fear. We need to bring awareness to the frightened homophobes filled with nothing but hate and get them to open their closed eyes to see that just because someone is gay, does not make that person any less of a human. We, as a nation for the most part overcame slavery, now lets unify and become an open minded world. Being gay is not a sickness, nor is it a choice. It is who a person is.
Every book we take in has a lesson, for the most part. Most of the author’s have real compassion and a real desire to help the rest of the world see that being gay is no different from being straight. A person is a person and everyone who treats others with respect deserves to be treated with respect.
Let us know what you think and one lucky person who leaves their email with their thoughts will win a $10.00 Amazon gift certificate. Contest closes May 27th, 2013.
Michele, Gabbi and team!
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