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"Gay pride!"
"I'm bisexual!"
"Straight and proud!"
"I'm pansexual."

Everywhere you look on dA, someone is talking about their orientation or their sex life. It's great that your gay/straight/bi/trans/whatever, but your sexuality is only one, small, facet of who you are. It seems like so many people are putting so much emphasis on their sexuality, but in reality, the only people it's important to is you, and prospective partners.

Your sex life does not define who you are.

Fight for your rights, sure, but no one really needs to hear about what goes on in your bedroom, and frankly, most don't care.

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RensKnight Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, seriously...I am the same person I was before I figured out I was asexual.  It's not the be-all-end-all of who I am.  If something is truly that central, it's my faith.
jarleynygmobblepot Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Writer
I'm ace but no one gives a fuck.
I'm asexual but I don't mention it unless someone asks, because who needs to know?

I just try to be reasonable.
Dead-Opera-Star Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016   General Artist
Like when someone says they're bisexual on their page, why? Who asked you? Is this for cyber sex RPs or sometimes else I'm missing?
Talk about having no personality and using sex and genders as labels.
tultsi93 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I sometimes make that mistake, too. ^^;
Gavin-The-Bunny Featured By Owner May 28, 2016
I mention my sexuality on my profile, but that's it.
devil-cowboy Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Student General Artist
I just say once on my profile that I'm bi and that's it, the end, end of story

there's more to a person than their sexuality
rationalbeing Featured By Owner May 12, 2016
*cough* Tumblr *cough*
Stormlover10 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
axris Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Student Artist
it's fine to state your sexuality, but when it's all you ever talk about, it's time for a kick to the crotch.
sharkiefangirl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG yes.
TornpaiThePerv Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
so true.

i'm bisexual and i don't want people to see me differently.
who cares if i'm bi?
it's not going to define who i am.
iBottle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
Very very true.
cockdancer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
Fully agreed.
AvelineBurkhart Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does everyone make everything about who they're attracted to, and what special concoction of genders they are?

Yes, I superwholockfansexual and I identify as a man-eating zombie 12.5% boy 2.99999% man 100% special snowflake.
cockdancer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015
I literally CAN'T, you made my day! FnaF Icon [57] - Lenny Safra 
fuckades Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Student Writer
you need a fucking cookie, i laughed like a maniac at the last part XD
anatiidae Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
when people insert their sexuality into every goddamn sentence, I get so pissed off. I don't go around like 'HEY I'M A LESBIAN I'M SO LESBIAN LESBIAN LESBIAN', and it almost feels like a fucking mockery when others do it. Let your sexuality be part of you, not you .
LaDeary Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed. What happens in the bedroom stays in the bedroom.
The-Max765 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel bad for gay men. Because apparently you have to have 'gay pride' to be gay. Gay people: Stop being stereotypical! You don't need to act 'different'-- you've already got religious zealots everywhere screaming that you're 'different'! 'Acting gay' contradicts the foundation of the movement for gay rights, just like acting like a 'gangsta' contradicts the foundation of the civil rights struggle in the 60s!
Unicornarama Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I agree. If how someone wants sex determines their identity, that's actually a plea for insanity in most court systems.
Primaltimediamond Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
do you remember the days when people didn't shout of the rooftops what their gender and sexual orientation are? Why do we even care so much nowadays? I really miss the days when people didn't give a crap about that sorta thing
DanksForTheMemeries Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sexuality really shouldn't define a person, but stereotypes for certain sexualities do. Like, you can't say you're gay without at least a few people like "i bet you have aids because you sleep around and go to gay bars all the time." That's why I identify as queer. I feel like if I sit around forever trying to decide on what specific label to use people will get the wrong idea and put me into categories for that. But they can't really do that if I just say I'm queer, whereas if I said I was bisexual they'd call me a slut or say I was confused and if I said I was pansexual they'd be like "dafuq is that?" And "yeah that doesn't exist" or call me a special snowflake. I know people who are so flamboyant about being gay that you look at them for the first time and say "yeah he's gay" and other people that it's like "wow he's gay? I never would have guessed." There should be more people like the latter because really not everyone needs to know... (Wow this comment is long)
61021376 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
:iconthinkingplz:or isnt it one of several things that define who you are. Just sayin.
sloth-on-a-pedestal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
not really. saying that your gay does not give any information about your personality at all, only that you like men or girls 
61021376 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Wow so old such comment.
Isnt sexual orientation a part of personality?
sloth-on-a-pedestal Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>doge meme

no, it's not. let's say somebody came up to you and said "im gay"
does that give any information on who that person is? no. it doesn't say that they're excitable, making an introvert or shy it doesnt tell you anything
61021376 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Behavior is not all that composes the personality. Physics and sexuality influence it a lot.
And I dont care what meme is trendy:icondivaplz:
Komatsuzaki-Xingqi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe some people feel the need to get attention and they haven't taken the time to hone any skills yet so they're just "I'm gay EVERYONE LOOK AT ME I'M GAY LET'S TALK ABOUT ME AND MY GAYNESS NOW". 
MacroscopicPonies Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
:icontruestoryplz: yeah, that happens ALOT. and it's kinda funny and annoying.
Motion-Music Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
that is because they dont have any other personality traits.
ChaoticFluffball Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student Filmographer
THIS. Like who cares!? Who honestly cares if you're gay or straight or whatever? -_- I thought this was an art site not a dating site. 
loudmouthedandbossy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If people hadn't started being so open about it, and fighting for their right to be open about it, we wouldn't have the rights we have now.  We still have things to fight for, so we're still loud.  Because we have to be.
It's important to not remain invisible.
WildFangStudios Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Your sex life does not define who you are." FINALLY someone with sense!
AmethystForge Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Panhead13 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Precisely. Why is it so important for someone if they're gay, or whatever? 
mrm64 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my freaking goodness, THANK YOU. :icondeathstareplz: Here's for you, America.
animedisneyluver809 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
OMG, thank you! People, if you think your sexuality is what defines you, then you're in for a reality check. Your personality defines you; your education defines you; hell, your pets define you! Sexuality is a mere small, teeny, tiny facet of who you are. My family, friends, and personality defines me, not my straight orientation. Hug
SuRiStA Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
You don't really understand why LGBTA pride exists, so maybe you shouldn't talk about things you never bothered to understand.

Straight pride is pointless, because straight kids don't get killed because they're straight. You don't have to be afraid because you're straight. You don't have to fight for equal rights because you're straight. Being straight is accepted, and preferred. I don't get why this is such a hard concept.
TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think that's what this stamp is targeting, I think what this stamp is targeting is the specific branch of people who put unnecessary emphasis on their sexuality.
There's nothing wrong with being proud at all, but your sexuality shouldn't define you either - You are you, Straight, gay, Bi, Pan, whatever. That's how I took the stamp anyway.

     - Someone who came out of the closet not once, but twice.
Snail--Day-and-Night Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this stamp so much! I agree, although I support any sexual preference (as long as it doesn't affect me or my relatives in a negative way, though), but it gets tiring to hear and see that thing over and OVER AND OVER again!

Tumblr and DA are definaetly the worst offenders.

It has gone so far to the point I just want to scream: "I just asked what you had for breakfast NOT YOUR SEXUAL PREFERENCE."
ellirat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I had Froot Loops for breakfast. I love Froot Loops. Mostly because they're rainbow. I love rainbows. They're the gay pride colors. Did you know I'm gay?????
Snail--Day-and-Night Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you planned to have Froot Loops for breakfast just so you could counter my argument? :iconheplz:
ellirat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....Maybe :iconnyohoplz:

(I was just playing the part of an obnoxious gay person using what they had for breakfast as a gateway to remind the world yet again that they're gay. In response to your "I just asked what you had for breakfast NOT YOUR SEXUAL PREFERENCE." Just making a joke. Trying to be funny. Lalala.)
Snail--Day-and-Night Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Don't worry bro I got the joke :D
ellirat Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

okay ^^"
Buzzy-Queen-Bee Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
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