First off, I want to thank everyone who stopped by my site during one or more of the four days of the Blog Hop Against Homophobia. I also want to give a great big thank you to Erica Pike and the organizers of the hop and to all of my fellow participants!! I visited quite a few blog sites over the four days of the hop and was touched in some way by each and ever blog entry. Some made me laugh--and a lot of them made me cry.
We have come so far over the last century...but we still have a long way to go in the struggle toward real equality.
I would also like to point out a couple of permanent additions to my site. The first is at the very top, over to your left: "Nobody should ever be alone". I've included only two help/crisis sites. That number may grow, but for the time being, I offer a quick link to the Trevor Project, a national organization that offers emergency crisis counseling, LGBTQ (or as I prefer it around here QUILTBAGS) youth, and a local (metro Detroit) community center, Affirmations (located in Ferndale, MI).
The second permanent addition to my website is a link to an amazing documentary; you're going to to go way down, under Admiral Adama's photo...oops, I meant Edward Olmos's photo... to find a link to the documentary The Celluloid Closet (if you really love it, you should consider buying a copy from Amazon, to support the film makers--the film is based on a book by the same title.)
And of course, I'm sure everyone is anxious to know who my winners were... I decided to pull two, because I had twenty entrants. As always, I *wish* I could give something to everyone, you all had such wonderful things to say and I was really moved by everyone's stories and kind words. Thank you so much for sharing.
My winners are:
Lisa, from Texas
DarienMoya, from Ontario
For anyone interested in trying again, I am participating in another blog hop next month, purely for fun and promotion. Please stop back by for the "Shameless Summer" Giveaway hop, June 8-15.
If anyone happens to be in the North Carolina area, or are planning to attend Animazement, I'll be there (NEXT WEEKEND!!) with Shira Anthony, Ariel Tachna, Nikki Bennet, and E.M. Lynley; we'll be in the dealer's room with lots of Dreamspinner Press books and probably a few goodies; I'm not sure which of us are signed up to do the panel, but we're also presenting a panel on taking your fanfiction to the "next level" -- original, published fiction.
I did a similar panel at ConFusion with Jim Hines and...yikes, I can't remember the name of the other guy (but he was really great!) I'm looking forward to doing it again (with other panalists who have actually made the transition...although Jim's books qualify after a fashion, he does some stuff along the lines of fractured fairy tales, and after being on a couple of panels with him, I think I'm looking forward to reading him!)
Please stop back soon!
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a favorite recipe from my own kitchen,
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