When I heard about this blog hop, I knew I had to sign up. It’s so different to any other hop I’ve participated in, and for such a good cause. I’ve known a couple of people that have committed suicide, one through drugs and one through bipolar disorder, and they were both so young, too. Heartbreaking stuff. If this hop can make a change, make people more aware of suicide, more able to support others that are having trouble, feeling down, struggling with illness, both mental or physical, or are being bullied, then I’m all for it.
The GLBTQ community has been hit particularly hard with suicide. People of all genders, orientations and walks of life have been bullied due to their lifestyles and preferences. And it’s not fair. In my opinion, for what it’s worth, love is love. Who cares who loves who? As long as nobody is getting hurt, why on Earth should it matter? I don’t judge people for being gay or lesbian, bisexual, etc. I know people who are GLBTQ, and they deserve to be happy, just like everyone else. They definitely don’t deserve to be judged, or bullied. Equally, everyone is entitled to an opinion, but I’d say this: if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all. You don’t know how an offhand or offensive comment could hurt someone. Just live and let live, and remember: love makes the world go round. Share a little love, not hate.
Now, onto the prizes.
Personally, I’ll give away one of my gay or lesbian backlist titles (I haven’t covered the other letters yet, but I’ll get there) to a randomly chosen commenter. Make sure to leave your email address in the body of the comment.
And here’s the hop-wide Rafflecopter. Don’t forget to scroll down afterwards and visit all the other sites on the hop.