Yesterday, the author Bogi Takács tweeted up a storm about my YA novel, Bereft. Thanks to them, both for understanding what I was trying to do, and for signal boosting the book.
My tweet about Jason Collins’ coming out went viral. It was even picked up by the Internet newspaper, the Examiner.
The majority of the response has been positive. But of course, homophobic trolls had to have their say. Their responses ranged from the passive aggressive concern trolling (in the form of religion) to outright hostility–a couple of people were glad that black gay youth have high suicide rates. Below is a “greatest hits” of the hatred tweeted my way.
@ethereallad he needs to be reborn again to enter kingdom of heaven I will pray for him to repent hisSins
— mark bure (@bear890) April 30, 2013
@ethereallad , good they all should die !!!
— JOSEPH E. JOHNSON(@ROCMAN08) April 30, 2013
@ethereallad and you want to encourage more kids to become homosexuals. Great idea! You want to ask them to try herione why ur at it?
— Lumar Bentley (@Navagator29) April 30, 2013
@ethereallad Y not tell them its been a psychological/physiological attack on so called black youth to become gay?
— 13_RaStaR_NeTeR_13 (@13NeTeR13) April 30, 2013
— regular girl (@iLoveBeingBLK) April 29, 2013