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LGBT+ Stamp by Kezzi-Rose LGBT+ Stamp by Kezzi-Rose

Our differences don't make us any less equal.

    
    A stamp for members and supporters of the LGBT+ community to use if they wish! :love:

    There is so much wonderful natural variation in the human race. So many different shapes, sizes, skin colours, genders and sexualities, all in one species! ♥
    But the fact so many people have been subject to or live in fear of marginalisation, discrimination or abuse, because they differ from a society-decided 'ideal' or 'norm' for any of those reasons, is so backwards. We are all human beings, each just trying to make our own way in a world responsible for creating us and our completely natural diversity. There is no 'correct' or default way to be a Homo sapiens, particularly when it comes to things that aren't a choice: and striving for equal rights across the board is a crucial endeavour we should all take part in!

What does LGBT+ stand for?
L - Lesbian: A woman whose primary sexual and affectional orientation is toward people of the same gender.
G - Gay: A sexual and affectional orientation toward people of the same gender; can be used as an umbrella term for men and women.
B - Bisexual: A person whose primary sexual and affectional orientation is toward people of the same and different gender, or towards people regardless of their gender. Bisexual people can have a preference for a particular gender.
T - Transgender: An umbrella term which can mean several things, e.g. Someone whose gender identity or expression does not fit within dominant-group social constructs of assigned sex and gender; A gender outside of the man/woman binary; Having no gender or multiple genders.
    Transsexual: A person who lives full-time in a gender different than their assigned birth sex and gender. Many pursue hormones and/or surgery. Sometimes used to specifically refer to trans people pursuing gender or sex confirmation.
+ - Queer: Anyone who chooses to identify as such. This can include, but is not limited to, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex and asexual people. Also may be used as an umbrella term like LGBT, as in "the queer community." As a reclaimed slur, it is really for the community's use only.
       Questioning: A person who is not certain of their specific label or has doubts about being heterosexual/cisgender.
     Asexual: A person who does not feel sexual attraction or a desire for partnered sexuality, although many do develop affectional romantic relationships. Asexuality is distinct from celibacy, which is the deliberate abstention from sexual activity.
     Demisexual: A person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they form a strong emotional connection with someone.
     Intersex: People who naturally (that is, without any medical intervention) develop primary or secondary sex characteristics that do not fit neatly into society's definitions of male or female. 'Hermaphrodite' is an outdated and inaccurate term that has been used to describe intersex people in the past. Did you know: there are about as many intersex people in the world as there are redheads!
     Pansexual: A person who can have romantic, sexual or affectional desire for people of all genders and sexes.
     Polysexual: A person who is attracted to multiple (but not necessarily all) genders or sexes (some prefer this term over bisexual).

    There are lots of different terms (even more than those mentioned here), but it's important to understand them and respect each individual's right to discover and say for themselves who they are. A person's identity can be a big deal, especially if that identity is poorly-understood or marginalised. When presented with so many labels, even as a supporter it's tempting to say, "It doesn't matter, we're all the same!" - although meant with good intentions, it erases identity. Instead, the better way to look at it is: "We're all different, and that's completely okay!"

Also, please don't assume someone's age matters in their certainty of their sexual identity - I see many LGBT+ teens accused of being 'too young' to know who they are, or that they're just trying to be 'cool'. It isn't anyone's business to question or dismiss someone else's identity. Certainty can come with age and experience, but many people are sure of who they are from very early in life. If you've always been pretty sure you're straight - regardless of experience - it'd be annoying if someone who barely knows you questioned that, wouldn't it?

How Can I Show Support?
    There is so much more to LGBT+ issues than just the legalisation of same-sex marriage: that is only one aspect. Far more needs to be done to ensure members of the community feel as safe and accepted in society as they should be, particularly when in some countries it is still considered such a crime to love members of the same sex that it's punishable by death. Please take the time to check out and sign the LGBT+ petitions held by organisations like The Human Rights CampaignAll Out and Change.org.

    To better-understand the LGBT+ community or how to be a good ally to LGBT+ people, check out these links (and do more broad research):
        Flag Guide
        How to Be an Ally
    I would add to the 'How to Be an Ally' list:
  • If an LGBT+ person is present when you're in a discussion about their rights, identities, etc., always defer to what they have to say: they better-understand themselves and the issues they face. Your focus should be on amplifying LGBT+ voices rather than speaking for them.
  • Because I've seen people do this: don't say the 'A' stands for 'Ally' (erasing asexuals), or add an 'A for Ally' to the LGBT+ acronym. Supporting a community doesn't make you a part of it, but that's okay and shouldn't make a difference to your alliance!
    If you are a member of the LGBT+ community and have anything you'd like me to add here, please feel free to say so. ♥ 
 

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:whisper: Psst.. remember to check out the rest of my stamp collection; there's guaranteed to be more you like! ♥
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dawgs9 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Using 
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LocalGeekPride000 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
using
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Snowolfpup04 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm using this owo
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XxPristineFlipperxX Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2019  Hobbyist
??
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XxPristineFlipperxX Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Hobbyist
What do you mean cancelled?
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Myth-draws Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
what's wrong with being gay? 
and before you say anything about it being in the bible (which it's not), there are some gay people who are religious, that includes me. 
God (nor Jesus) said that gays are evil or that the devil created them, and if the devil created gays, I would rather go to hell than live in a hateful heaven.
Jesus did not die on the cross and tell people to attack the people who killed him, he died for us to be happy.

Lgbt people are no different from straight people. 
Bisexuals like two genders but they are still kind and accepting of others, gays like the same gender but that doesn't mean they're a sin, in fact, most LGBT people I've met are the kindest people in the world.
no one has the right to abuse or insult another person because of the way GOD made them. 
I hope you understand now cause id rather not repeat myself, thanks
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Marbletism Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Student General Artist
Lol straight
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Marbletism Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Student General Artist
Nah
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Marbletism Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2019  Student General Artist
Why


...oh wait you're one of those homophobic trolls like @iiactivistchickapii
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Myth-draws Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Ya know, you're not gonna upset me by calling me gay, cause its the truth
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Myth-draws Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
oh I'm sooo offended

but seriously don't say that shit, people end up killing themselves because of people like you, like, do you want your friend or a family member killing themselves? if you do then you need some mental help
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Myth-draws Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
are you agreeing to the fact that you need help?

anyway just stop commenting hate, just keep it to yourself, ok buddy? 
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BerryArtBFB Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
IT NEVER WILL!!!! frick homophobes
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BerryArtBFB Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
I bet u haven't looked at yourself in the mirror
yet.Also WE ARE LGBT+ AND PROUD!!!!
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BerryArtBFB Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
U look like a monkey ':3
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nico-dies Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is offensive to monkeys lol
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BerryArtBFB Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Lol
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BerryArtBFB Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Ok fine I agree just don't hate on us plz
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MochaRoses Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
haha never
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angel-maxwell-101 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
using!
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JadeAV Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Using!
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333KanochiSause Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
What's the flag after the Transgender flag?
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LapisLazuliFlying Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
bi gender!
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333KanochiSause Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah!
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Mackenzthedragongirl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I support the LGBT community, and do NOT stand for hate
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REDRIOTind Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018
if i'm a guy and I can love : all type of girl excepte shemal (guy who become a girl but they still a have a penis) what is my sexuality ?
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LapisLazuliFlying Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
you’re just straight i think?
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REDRIOTind Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
thx
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LapisLazuliFlying Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2018
np
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BerryArtBFB Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
But if u have no gender what is that? Cause I have no gender
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CallMeBlackBeauty Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
That is called Agender. :)
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BerryArtBFB Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Wait but I'm non binary
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CallMeBlackBeauty Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
Oh, sorry! :( (Sad)
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BerryArtBFB Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Oh no I get it it's just I made my decision I was only asking ::(:
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CallMeBlackBeauty Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018
No, it's okay I'm JUST glad you know what your gender is now! :D
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BerryArtBFB Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
:D
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