Friday, May 16, 2014

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia 2014

I'm so sorry to have a contentless post for this year's HAHAT, but real life has been kicking my ass recently. Please enjoy the following pictures celebrating the lightning speed at which the US is coming to accept same-sex marriage, and comment until May 27 for a chance to win an e-copy of the Project Fierce anthology, the proceeds of which go to provide transitional housing for homeless LGBT youth in Chicago. (The release date is July 16th, so you've got a bit of a wait, but I'll put the winner on my calendar and get it sent out as soon as it becomes available.)

The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 17) is an opportunity to think about how we can combat the continuing problem of anti-LGBT attitudes and behavior. I'd like to take the opportunity today, though, to talk about how things are getting better, at least in the US.

Some people may think that marriage equality isn't as important as other LGBT issues, but that's how I felt about the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell, and boy, was I wrong about how important that turned out to be. Minds and hearts, folks, and sweet pictures like the ones below are what will help win them.

The cover of Arkansas Times magazine. Let me repeat: Arkansas.

(photo used without permission, but I hope they'll allow it, as it's for a good cause. Mazel Tov, ladies!)

Weddings mean cake! 

And check out other HAHAT blogs for 2014.

Have you or any of your friends or relatives gotten (legally) married recently, or are finally able to plan their (legal) wedding? Tell me about it in the comments, even if it will probably make me cry. :)