Sunday, July 7, 2013

Queertown Abbey Equal Rights Bloghop CONTEST

Welcome to the equal opportunity blog hop

For the theme, we're supposed to write about the GLBT community means to us. Well, although I'm a straight and happily married woman, I truly feel as an ally I'm also part of this community. To me, it means hope, equality for all, regardless of race, gender, and sexual orientation. It means acceptance. When will others accept GLBT people to be human and stop treating them like second class citizens?

Truly, the world has made big strides towards equality, especially this past week with DOMA being ruled unconstitutional and Prop 8 being handed down from the supreme court to California only to see it demolished and gay marriages resume in the state. Still there is much to be done. People in the community are still being discriminated against. GLBT teens are homeless and need assistance. Many are still lost and committing suicide despite the organizations like Trevor Project and It Gets Better. And worldwide, anti-gay laws are forcing many in the closet. The GLBT community needs support from its own and others to force those in control to lift bans and allow people to love who they want to love without issues. It's time all of us stood up for equality!

What does the GLBT community mean to me? Taking action and not sitting back. Pride in who you are and standing up for fair treatment, equal rights, and acceptance. Believing that one day everyone will be able to love who they want to love without others taking offense. When will that happen? It all depends on what we do as people to make our dreams a reality.

CONTEST: Giveaway 10 GC frm Amazon and a book from Michael's backlist

Answer this question: What was Michael's first book titled?

A: True Meaning of Consequence
B: Truer than Fiction
C: True Meaning of Love and Happiness
D: True Meaning of Love

The right answers will go into a hat and my lovely daughter will pick the winner. Good luck!

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Blurb: New Orleans is supposed to be the big easy. One night changes everything for Frankie Choteau.

New Orleans. A city rich in tradition, diversity, and on the comeback trail from hurricane Katrina. Francois “Frankie” Choteau, a resident of this town, a cop with a hot temper and low tolerance for bs. Kajika Fortier, a transplant from Oklahoma came here looking for a dream and unfortunately it’s turned into a nightmare. On a hot summer night, they meet and cross paths during a very difficult situation. Despite this, the attraction between them is evident and loneliness for both men is a fate worse than death. They’d both like a chance at happiness but will the circumstances and Frankie’s uneasiness prevent their happy ever after?

Read first chapter here

Please go meet the other awesome bloggers and authors on this hop at this link!


laurie said...

D: True Meaning of Love

Stacey said...

D: True Meaning of Love

Thanks :)

Anonymous said...



Urb said...

True meaning of love is first! Thank you!

brendurbanist at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway. The answer is True Meaning of Love.


V.L. Locey said...

Hi! I`m hopping along to say howdy to my other M/M author buddies.

True Meaning of Love

ilona said...

The correct answer is D.

Thanks for your post in support of Equal rights - I will be very glad when there is no more need to fight for them.

felinewyvern at googlemail dot com

Jbst said...

True Meaning of Love. Thanks for the contest!

strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

H.B. said...

True Meaning of Love

Thanks for taking part in the hope and for sharing what it means to you to be in GLBT community.

humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

dv8 said...

True Meaning of Love

Sherry said...

True Meaning of Love
sstrode at scrtc dot com

wulf said...

True Meaning of Love :)


Lena Grey said...

The True Meaning of Love is your first book.

Thanks for participating.

awindandbooks said...

The True Meaning of Love was the book first published. Thank you for your blog post and for participating in the hop!

awindandbooks at gmail dot com

Carolyn said...

I love your answers to what being part of the community means to you! Couldn't agree more.

The first book published would be The True Meaning of Love.

Thank you for being part of the hop!

caroaz [at] ymail [dot] com

Cathy Romanczuk said...

Thanks for the contest and your insight. I enjoyed reading your post.

Kathy said...

true meaning of love

Sarah Madison said...

Hear, hear! If every minority group discriminated against banded together, we'd outnumber the majority by far! :-)

Daniel M said...

The True Meaning of Love - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Sophie Bonaste said...

The answer is D: True Meaning of Love. Thank you so much for sharing and participating.

SophieBonaste at gmail dot com

Beth said...

True Meaning of Love

Thanks for the contest and great post.

carolcobun @

Emily said...

D. True Meaning of Love. Thanks for sharing and participating!