May 17th is International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

I need to apologize. My life has been rather upside down over the past few weeks, and I’ve barely managed to keep afloat. So, it comes down to this… trying to prepare a blog post a mere hour before leaving for the airport for a conference. And I’m finding myself without an idea, a theme, any pithy words. Aside from a wish that this day wasn’t necessary. I wish that people didn’t feel the need to lash out, physically or verbally, against those who are different. I wish that one’s gender identity or sexuality wasn’t fodder for discrimination, ridicule, or hatred.

As I’ve done in the past, I’m going to make a donation to an organization that helps LGBTQ – fighting for rights or equality or helping them get through the tough times. I’ve got $150 earmarked for this – tell me where to spend it. I’ll choose three organizations that you mention in the comments & split the money. It’s not much, but it’s what I can spare at the moment.

For those of you who comment… I’ll choose a winner, who can choose anything off my backlist, or even the brand new book coming out May 26 (Voodoo ‘n’ Vice). You can choose an ebook or a signed copy of one of my print books.

Make sure you check out the other hop participants, too!