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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. ♥ 
 

Add it to your page! Just copy the Thumb Code (found under 'Details' down the right-hand side) and paste it into your Journal, ID Description, Custom Module, etc. You don't have to be subscribed. Thanks to everyone who shares it! :la:

:whisper: Psst.. remember to check out the rest of my stamp collection; there's guaranteed to be more you like! ♥
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:iconmarbletism:
Marbletism Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Student General Artist
I'm questioning, but will always wholeheartedly support lgbtq+
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:iconare-you-kitten-me:
Are-You-Kitten-Me Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Using this stamp. I'm LGBT myself and support LGBT rights 100%.
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:iconsomeloserartist:
someloserartist Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  New Deviant
using
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:iconsarahkitten42:
sarahkitten42 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a straight ally! I feel like the more I learn about the LGBT+ community, the better I can show my support. I suppose this makes me an LGBT-ologist of sorts? Eh, I dunno. :XD: 

But I do want to learn, support, and understand.
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FR4NKF3L1D43 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
using!
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:iconwhyhellotherehuman:
Whyhellotherehuman Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  New Deviant
Pansexys unite! But seriously , I support you all whatever sexuality
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:iconthejewelofisis:
TheJewelOfIsis Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I support the community, I have my main OC, Le Serviteur who is gay, Kathleen of Hearts who is Hermaphrodite, which the female part being more dominate over the male and Adélaïde of Hearts who has both breasts and penis
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:iconelasoph:
elasoph Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018
I very support ( probably because i like women)
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:iconcookiecreamaj:
CookieCreamAJ Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
using!💙💙
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:iconedgelordaxel:
edgelordaxel Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2018
using! :heart:
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:iconshotaisland:
shotaisland Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How to use stamps?
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:iconoliviavt:
oliviavt Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018
using!!
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InkedWishes Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
using! 
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:iconphoenixtdm:
Phoenixtdm Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To anyone that sees this, what's your favorite ice cream flavor?
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:iconalternative-energy:
alternative-energy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
vanilla mmmmmm
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:iconyuiikitty:
YuiiKitty Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mint chocolate chip!
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SunatheTuna Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Student General Artist
 cotton candy aka diabetes
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:iconphoenixtdm:
Phoenixtdm Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's my favorite
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:iconmommagecko73:
MommaGecko73 Featured By Owner May 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! 
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BluePi-arts Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Student General Artist
used
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:iconnathaamore:
NathaAmore Featured By Owner May 3, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Using!
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Blue-Rapunzel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
using!
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:icondistortedfox:
DistortedFox Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for this, even though some people are still stuck in the 1800's :) they just prove humanity has a good and bad side i guess. 
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:iconmerdogaj:
MerdogAJ Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using!
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:icongothyd:
GothyD Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using 
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GracefulSlumber Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using! Thank you so much! ^w^
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Silvermakesadopts Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
using
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:iconalekz-quiogue:
alekz-quiogue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
using ~
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:iconpond-rivers:
Pond-Rivers Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Dear people who are homophobic in the comment section,
If you are homophobic, why are you looking at this pride stamp???
- Pond-Rivers 
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:iconfesh456:
FESH456 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
using
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:iconmilkyz0mbi3:
MilkyZ0mbi3 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Using ^_^
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:icondesiray101:
Desiray101 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy faggotry month!! 
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Desiray101 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DistortedFox don't act as if i didn't see your message lil nigga :lol: thanks for bawwlocking me
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aishite-ru Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ok
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:iconpond-rivers:
Pond-Rivers Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
?
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:icondistortedfox:
DistortedFox Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
they're a gross homophibc troll, i've seen them say they support people killing lgbt people. 
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:iconpond-rivers:
Pond-Rivers Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh
Then they're gonna have to kill me then lol
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:icondistortedfox:
DistortedFox Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
pft, they won't, but if they support that shit they should be in prison honestly. 
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:iconpond-rivers:
Pond-Rivers Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
True
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:icondesiray101:
Desiray101 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what
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:iconanimalme:
Animalme Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I still don't understand the use of "queer"... frankly I feel very uncomfortable every time I hear it. I was raised believing it was wrong.
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:icondabair:
DaBair Featured By Owner Edited Feb 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the same way.

I've noticed that a lot of young lesbians prefer to call themselves "queer", despite the fact that the term isn't gender-specific.
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:iconphoenixtdm:
Phoenixtdm Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I call myself gay i don't like the word lesbian kid queer
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:iconanimalme:
Animalme Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I suppose whatever floats their boat, I sure as heck can't control them. I just feel like, even though I personally feel offended by the term, that's... wrong? I don't know, I don't want to be rude to them...
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Chloodle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Using!
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iiActivistChikapi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
lgbt is full of ginger niggers ginger ginger niggers ginger ginger ginger niggers ginger niggers ginger niggers
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:iconmarbletism:
Marbletism Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Student General Artist
Lgbtq+phobia is full of jerks jerks jerks jerks jerks jerks jerks jerks jerks jerks
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iiActivistChikapi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
fuck off
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:iconmarbletism:
Marbletism Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Student General Artist
Why? You were the one flaming in the first place.
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