Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia: 2014 Sign-Up!

The Hop Against Homophobia and Transphobia (HAHAT) was created to spread awareness of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia, and to stand together as a writer community against discrimination of our works. 

The hop is now open for sign-ups.

Sign-ups for the HAHAT will end on May 14th.
The hop begins on May 17th and runs through May 24th. 

Participation requirements:
To participate in the HAHAT, you must be an author, publisher, reviewer, or cover designer of LGBTQ fiction (you do not have to write, publish, review, or cover design LGBTQ works exclusively) and provide a link to your blog and active email address. That's it!

We encourage you to mention the blog in its lead-up. We'll be doing our part in promoting the event, but the more people talk about it, the bigger and better it will be.

What participating entails:
Participating requires that you create a post on your blog for the hop on May 17, 2013. The post must include:
» The HAHAT image, with a link to the official hop site:
» Note that it's the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in the post, and include a topic that relates to LGBTQ.
» An LGBTQ-related prize, such as donations in the winner's name, paperbacks or ebooks (your own or someone else's), swag, t-shirts, or anything you like that is connected to the LGBTQ community.
» Links to the other blog participants (we'll offer a code that you can put at the bottom of your post to link to multiple other participants).

We'll be sending out a reminder email with all the specifics once we get closer to the kick-off date of the hop, so watch your email in May.

» Any direct links to sales pages will be removed. You must link to your blog.
» Any non LGBTQ participants will be removed.
» We expect that those who sign up will be legitimately interested in participating in a positive manner. Therefore, those who sign up to express negative views of the hop will be removed from the links.
» Your post must be up no later than one day after May 17th. If your post isn't up on the 18th, you will receive a reminder. If the post isn't up by the 19th, your link will be removed. You can pre-schedule posts in most (if not all) blog programs, and we encourage you to do so.

When you sign up:
Please provide a correct link to your blog and an active email address.
Please use the following indicators behind your names (i.e. NJ Nielsen (M/M)), whichever applies:
» Gay: (M/M) or (GAY)
» Lesbian: (F/F) or (LES) 
» Trans: (TR)
» Bi: (BI) - M/F/M and F/M/F are not bi if there's no romantic/sexual interaction between the same sexes.
» Reviewers: (REV)
» Publishers: (PUB)
» Cover designers: (DES)
» Multiple pairings: (MULTI) - or list what you do, e.g. (M/M, F/F, REV). This option is for those who write e.g. M/M and Trans stories. Please note that M/F stories are not a part of this hop yet, so if you write F/F and M/F, please only add the F/F behind your name.

Those who add the HAHAT badge to the sidebar of their blog and keep it there until the hop starts will be added to our blog roll. The blog roll will stay up until next year. Please promote the event to your readers and fellow writers to help make this hop a success.
Edited: We've been having a problem with the blogroll. It won't save any links we add. We're working on trying to fix it or find an alternative.

Have any questions? Please take a look at our FAQ page. If you don't find your answer there, feel free to ask us :)


  1. Look forward to participating again. Thank you.

  2. Oops! Kidlet distracted me and I forgot to put (M/M) behind my name. Sorry!

  3. I forgot to put M/M behind my name as well. Sorry about that!

    -- L. J. LaBarthe.

  4. Thanks for signing me up, Erica. I have been out sick all weekend.

  5. I'm looking forward to participating! -- but I have a WordPress blog, and I've never been able to figure out how to display badges. (I'm certainly not homophobic or transphobic, but I freely admit to being ever so slightly technophobic...) If anyone has any words of wisdom, I'd love 'em! (And, of course, even though I was being so careful to get everything right, I forgot the m/m after my name... :P)

    1. I used to have a WP blog, I'll check it out and contact you :)

    2. I used an image on the side bar for our blog... you can check it out here let me know if that is what you had in mind I can help you set it up.

  6. Looking forward to being part of this.

  7. Rory, please send me an email at I have a WP blog and can help you. :)

  8. After debating what to label myself- my writing is pansexual and polyamorous and I review books regularly too- I managed not to label myself :D Joelle Casteel- can someone please make me "multi, rev" :) TIA

  9. Sorry Erica, forgot the M/M. *Beats head on desk*

  10. Sorry, Erika, we are a review site and forgot to mark that. Guilty Indulgence Review Site.

  11. Well, Erika, I did this yesterday and didn't work. Did it today and forgot the M/M! I see I'm not the only one LOL. Sorry!

  12. I forgot my F/F (after reading instructions carefully, I swear). I apologize, slightly consoled though by the fact I'm not the only one. Looking forward to the hop!

  13. Just a little heads up: I'll fix all the little errors in May. Thanks for letting me know :)

  14. I've been trying to add myself but don't seem to be succeeding. I'm not sure why. Any possibility you could help out? Thanks!

    1. Hi Kim :)

      I need your email address to sign you up. You can either post it here or send me mail to eripike at gmail dot com.

    2. Thanks, Erica! It's dephalqu at yahoo dot com. Here's the permalink to the HAHAT post:

      Thanks so much!

  15. I signed up but forgot my indicator. :( It's M/M. Sorry!

  16. crap I missed it! let me know if you're doing this again next year!

  17. I have been signed up for awhile and now have promoted it on my blog. I used several forms of social media on the post and am excited about the event. Thanks for doing this!

  18. LOL First of all I signed up at the last possible minute, so i hope I'm in. Second I forgot the (M/M) after my name.
    Sorry I'm such a flake!! :)

  19. "We'll be sending out a reminder email with all the specifics once we get closer to the kick-off date of the hop, so watch your email in May." I didn't get a thing in my email to give me details and the hop starts tomorrow...

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  21. "Links to the other blog participants (we'll offer a code that you can put at the bottom of your post to link to multiple other participants)."

    I didn't receive this code. Could you please send it, or make it available here?

  22. Yeah, I need that code too... I'm scheduling the post now. I didn't get an e-mail either.

  23. Yes looking for the code as well. Thanks.

  24. I can't post the code here, because it's script, but I've sent it via email and posted it on HAHAT's facebook page. Sorry for the inconvenience >.<

  25. I wish I would have known If you need a last minute spot please alow me to host

    Dani (elle)
    Love Bytes Reviews

    1. if you want feel free to contact me on

  26. I am participating as a reader (not a hop stop). I have displayed the HAHAT image on my blog for weeks and would like to do a post specifically about the hop. Can someone send me the email linky code?

    skeeterlee63 @

  27. Reading mm has given me more understanding of love is love and equality belongs to all.