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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Hop Against Homophobia an Transphobia



First of all welcome to my blog J

I am so honored to be asked to not only participate but to play a role in this wonderful Cause with some amazing women. Thanks Erica Pike, K-Lee Klein, Cherie Noel and N.J. Nielsen for including me this year.

Being a middle-aged straight woman from the South one might wonder why this is so important me. After all it doesn’t have anything to do with me in my everyday life. Right? 

I unfortunately hear this from quite a few of my family, friends and co-workers. Along with the major question of why I write m/m romance. My response has always been why not? The gay community are no different than the heterosexual community.


“But..wait, yes they are, they aren’t normal like we are.” They reply.

Oh how I want to slap the ignorance right out of them. But I calmly shake my head and proceed to tell them how I feel about their opinion.


First of all they are not a sub-species of human. They do not come from another planet. They aren’t led by some terrorist organization. And they most definitely don’t have their own agenda.


But wait! I stand corrected. They do have an agenda just like we all do. They want to grow up without fear, maybe go to college, work in a nice job where they are respected for their hard work, meet the love of their life, settle down and get married. Some want children some don’t.

WOW just like the rest of us, imagine that! They want the same rights as the rest of the world. To be themselves. Nothing nefarious about that in my eyes.


“But the Bible says….” they continue.

Yeah, yeah we’ve all heard that one a million times. 

My go to standard answer…


“Maybe your Bible does, but mine said God loves us all no matter who we love.”

I could go on for days the things I am cornered with, just like the rest of you. I just smile and say “you have no idea the love and friendships I have made through the gay community.” And I walk away and smile because that's how I roll.


Maybe one day they will open their eyes and realize that no matter who you are as a human….You are still a human with the same rights as everyone else. 

Please take care of one another, laugh always, love harder, live longer and thank you for supporting this wonderful day!!!!


Hugs and Kisses,

Embry Carlysle
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P.S. Leave me a comment to be entered into a drawing for $25 Amazon gift card next weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to click on all the other wonderful authors, reviewers, publishers and artist joining in the blog tour.

Now you can click on the link to the main page of the HAHAT or keep on hopping by selecting your next stop.  :)
Hop Against Homophobia & Transphobia blog


55 comments:

  1. Great post. Thank you for the giveaway.

    marsh10(at)netzero(dot)com

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  2. Fantastic post. Thank you for taking part in the hop and for spreading awareness in all the ways you can.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Thanks booklovez....and for participating with us :)

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  3. Thanks for being a part of the team, Embry ^.^

    Erica

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  4. Thank for participating rojoroaors@yahoo.com

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  5. Great post & giveaway.
    rockybatt@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Rodney and supporting this great cause :)

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  6. Thank you for this great post! I agree, I am part of that great conspiracy. Me and my partner plan to lead a happy and committed life together and grow old together. Nearly unspeakable, yet I must confess I do. That is my secret agenda! I guess that is, because I wasn't there when everyone else decide consciously to be straight. Don't have a clue where I was that day, completely missed it...
    marc.darkshade@gmail(dot)com

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    1. Isn't sad how much "straight" people show their ignorance.... thanks for supporting this cause and for you and your partner holding your heads up high :) xoxo

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  7. loved the post :)
    please count me in

    leetee2007@hotmail.com

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    1. Thank you Lee...thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. Awesome post. Thanks for joining the team this year. <3

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    1. Thanks for asking me K-Lee big smooches....

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  9. Great post! Thanks for the giveaway.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  10. Thanks for the wonderful post!
    jasdarts at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Jill and thank you for stopping by....

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  11. Thanks for taking part, and for the chance to enter! wendynjason04@gmail.com

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    1. your'e welcome and thanks for stopping by Wendy...

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  12. I love this hop. Thanks for participating! Love is love and we are all human - hmm... What a fabulous concept!
    Cinders1964@hotmail.com

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    1. Exactly Cinders and thanks for stopping by :)

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  13. Thank you for highlighting a subject that needs more attention. sadie @ sadieforsythe dot com

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  14. Thank you, thank you, thank you for having common sense, a good heart, and the knowledge to see the truth. I hate ignorance and the hurt it causes. I am a sociologist who had a very hard time dealing with judgmental people who refused to see that all people bleed the same. People who wield the bible as a weapon to hurt and condemn are hypocrites of the worst order. michelle_willms at yahoo dot com.

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    1. Thank you Michelle for your kind words...if we all stick together they can't beat us down!!

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  15. Great post, Embry, and I agree with Michelle, the previous commenter: people who use their holy scriptures to hate other people are a disgrace to whatever belief they pretend to hold.
    Hugs.

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    1. thank you Andrew.....it's sad people can't mind their own business and feel like they have the right to get into other peoples....

      thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. After all we are all human and equal I think sometimes people forget this, great post.

    ShirleyAnn@speakman40.freeserve.co.uk

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  17. The bible may say something about men loving men and vise versa but it also says not to eat shellfish and lots of people who believe in the bible still eat shellfish. People should love who they want to love. Everyone is equal.
    red_tigergirl2(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. funny how bible pushers forget those things isn't it? thanks for taking the time to stop by..

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  18. Wonderful post. Thank you for taking part in the hop and for helping to spread awareness!

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

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  19. This part of your blog post really seemed so similar to mine. "Being a middle-aged straight woman from the South one might wonder why this is so important me. After all it doesn’t have anything to do with me in my everyday life. Right?" My readers won't really be able to relate me with this my LGBT post, but somehow, just like you, I too felt the need to take part in the hop in the interest of so many others around me.

    ladyunwritten[AT]gmail[DOT]com

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    1. I am so glad that you did!!! We have to stand together all of us in this

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  20. Great post! & thanks for the giveaway.

    Deborah H
    Deborahhansen52@yahoo.com

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  21. Very nice post, thanks for sharing :)

    penumbrareads(at)gmail(dot)com

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  22. Another great post in this wonderful hop. Thanks.

    MHupp20032003(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  23. We're all human! I love it. :)
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    raynman1979(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  24. Thanks for participating! lena.grey.iam@gmail.com

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  25. I love your responses to people! It's so hard for me to walk away or not start something with people who sound like that, I'm very impressed that you are strong enough to not only walk away but to also stand up for your beliefs to anyone who questions you. May more people use you as an example to help equality!

    nidabland@msn.com

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  26. I love when people talk about the (insidious) "gay agenda." Like you said, my agenda is to make a living so I can pay my bills and have some fun every now and then, be a good husband, son and friend, and leave the world a little better than when I first came in. Thanks for helping to organize the Hop!

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  27. Thanks for post and hop.
    cvsimpkins@msn.com

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  28. Thanks for speaking up for us middle-aged straight gals who write m/m! Great post. alexisduran1177@gmail.com

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  29. Thank you so much for your participation!
    OceanAkers @ aol.com

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  30. Thanks for taking part in the hop!

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

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  31. Such a great post.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

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  32. Thank you for your post! I believe the majority of people benefit from equality and the progress of human rights. And yes, that agenda sounds right to me. :)

    (BarbaraWinkes at hotmail dot com)

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  33. This middle aged Asian woman agrees with you!

    breeze.reed.2015 at gmail.com

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