Hop for Visibility, Awareness, and Equality

May 17th is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia.

The Hop for Visibility, Awareness and Equality, focuses on this special day, and runs from May 17-24. Please visit the participating blogs for some wonderful posts and some great prizes.

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In honour of this day, I wanted to talk about equality. I live in Australia. It’s a beautiful country, and I feel blessed to live here. But we have a significant issue that still needs addressing – marriage equality.

Interestingly, over 70% of our population support marriage equality, which should make the decision a no-brainer. Unfortunately our politicians have decided to make the process as difficult as possible. The Australian population need to participate in a plebiscite – a time consuming and costly process that has many people (rightly) upset.

The issue still needs support. You can visit the Australian Marriage Equality website to gain more information. And I’m sure they’d be only too grateful if you wanted to make a donation. You can also offer support by sharing their cause, or even buying a pair of Aussie Bums or a bottle of Unite vodka.

I’ll leave you with a wonderful video filmed by GetUp! Australia 4 or 5 years ago. It’s hard to believe that nothing has changed in all these years.

And finally a giveaway. Leave a comment on this blog post and I’ll choose a three random winners to win their choice of eBook from my backlist. Winners will be chosen on 25th May, after the hop.

Follow the hop for other posts and prizes.

Click here to be taken to the list of participants in the blog hop or use the links below.

Blog Hop for Visibility, Awareness and Equality.

1. B. A. Brock (BI TR GAY LES) 23. Amelia Bishop (MULTI) 45. Remmy Duchene (MM)
2. Jamie Fessenden 24. Moonbeams over Atlanta – Eloreen Moon (MM, REV, MULTI) 46. Sharita Lira writing as BLMorticia M/M
3. Rory Ni Coileain 25. Helena Stone (M/M ) 47. Barbara Winkes (LES)
4. Erica Pike (M/M) 26. AM Leibowitz (M/M, F/F, BI, TR, NB, REV) 48. Bronwyn Heeley (m/m)
5. Andrew Jericho (GAY) 27. L.D. Blakeley (M/M, BI) 49. L. J. LaBarthe
6. Tempeste O\’Riley (M/M (Bi) (NB) 28. Lila Leigh Hunter [M/M, BI] 50. VJ Summers (m/m, m/m/f)
7. The Macaronis [various] 29. Sharon Bidwell 51. Nikka Michaels (M/M)
8. Elin Gregory [mm] 30. Nicole Dennis (M/M, ACE, M/M/F) 52. Caraway Carter (LGBT)
9. Alexa MIlne 31. Lexi Ander 53. L M Somerton (M/M)
10. Nic Starr (M/M) 32. Barbara G.Tarn (M/M, ACE) 54. Taylor Law (GAY)
11. Evelise Archer (MM) 33. Kaje Harper M/M, TR, BI 55. Anastasia Vitsky (F/F, TR, BI)
12. Sue Brown 34. JMS Books LLC 56. Draven St. James (M/M)
13. Elizabeth Varlet (M/M, BI, NB) 35. JM Snyder 57. A.V. Sanders (GAY, ACE, NB)
14. Raven J. Spencer 36. Dean Pace-Frech 58. Lynley Wayne
15. Sharing Links and Wisdom (REV) 37. Kimber Vale 59. DP Denman (GAY)
16. Lisa Horan (REV/Multi) 38. Jacintha Topaz (BI, F/F, M/M, TR) 60. M.A. Church M/M
17. Archer Kay Leah (M/M, F/F, TR, NB, BI, ACE) 39. Prism Book Alliance®(MULTI) 61. Andrew J. Peters GAY
18. Alexis Duran (M/M) 40. Eva Lefoy (M/M, F/F, F/M/F, BI, MULTI) 62. Dianne Hartsock MM
19. Jules Dixon 41. Lou Sylvre (M/M) 63. M. LeAnne Phoenix M/M F/F
20. R.M. Olivia 42. Anne Barwell 64. Cherie Noel (M/M)
21. Heloise West (M/M) 43. Viki Lyn (M/M) 65. Chris McHart (M/M, Trans*)
22. Angel Martinez (M/M GAY BI TR) 44. Sean Michael

 

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25 thoughts on “Hop for Visibility, Awareness, and Equality

  1. Agree with BA Brock – 70% approval and the politicians are still holding it up? Yikes! And plebiscite was a new word for me, too. Had to look it up. 🙂

    • It’s like they dug a hole trying to prevent making a decision and then ended up committing themselves to this more ridiculous process

  2. New word for me, plebiscite. I had to look it up, lol =) Yikes, 70% approval and just sitting there. Just let it pass, geez louise. Loved the video, it’s one of my favorites.

  3. In with you. We live in a great place but… It sucks that with such a high number and still they aren’t seeing that as a win 😦

  4. it’s dumb that “majority” doesn’t mean greater than 50%
    stupid Aussie govternmental policy :\
    on the plus side….yayyyy working on the election = money in my bank account lol

    leetee2007(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. I do not understand how with a supporto of 70% of population you still need a plebiscite. Australia should have an equality law… I’m so proud of my country! Our marriage equality law was approved in 2005. Now, people fully accepting it is a completely different issue…
    thank you for the post, Nick
    susanaperez7140(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Hopefully we’ll have it passed soon, and I cross my fingers that your country sees greater acceptance ❤

  6. The three winners of the giveaway (thanks to the random number picker) were debby236, Jenf27, and Cherie. I’ll be in contact to find out what ebook you’d like. Congratulations and thanks for following along with the hop. 🙂

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