The Hop Against Homophobia is an attempt by over 170 m/m authors, reviewers and publishers to stand together and create awareness of homophobia. Each participating blog will feature a message on homophobic discrimination in its various forms. The date, May 17th, was chosen in honor of the International Day Against Homophobia and we're hoping to get people more involved with this day by inviting them to our blogs, where the visitors have a chance to win prizes.
Fact and Figures
In 9 countries, sanctions can go as high as the death sentence
The total number of people who live in these countries is 1,5 billion
An estimated 6 million LGBT students worldwide are dropping out of school because of harassment by peers and by staff.
Source : Gay and Lesbian Alliance for Education. www.gale.org
Source : Stonewall UK, “Homophobic Bullying in Britain’s Schools – The Teachers’ Report”, 2009.
According to a 2011 survey by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, 8 out of 10 US students who identify as LGBT were harassed at school in the past year due to their sexual orientation, 64 percent felt unsafe at school, and 30 percent skipped an entire day of school in the past month because of safety concerns.
41 percent of Americans who identify as transgender have attempted suicide.
According to a recent study across 15 countries, transgender women were nearly 50 times more likely to have HIV, and there were 1,123 reported killings of transgender people in 57 countries between 2008 and 2012