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Zach came to me with this idea and said the he had asked a couple photographers and they didn't want to do it. I am not sure why since I thought it was a pretty good idea and relevant to the times, so I told him to start getting it ready.

I think it came out well and is great that we were able to get the message across in a simple format and in one single image.

Spread the word yo.



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Edit >>> Got a DD for this. Crazy. Thank you for everyone who suggested it, and even those who just commented. This is my 5th DD, and I strive to try new things and concepts that are worthy of them, so it is always awesome to see that work come to fruition.

Thank you everyone.


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Given 2010-12-21
Spirit by *IMustBeDead
The suggester writes: "I think it was a great idea to take this photograph, and it makes me kind of sad that there are photographers who rejected turning this idea into a great picture like this. I live in Germany and todays youth uses the word 'schwul' (gay) as a swearword. I can't even tell you how mad this makes me."
Also Suggested by: ~Whes, ~checkered-flames, ~Nimindil, ~kokabeel, ~only-the-strong, ~Kyuu-Desu, ~MelodySoul, ~ReachForTheStarfish, and *kapieren ( Suggested by HakuGen and Featured by Shalora )
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onehitpoint Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Student General Artist
This is beutiful and powerful x)
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TalyNH Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015
awesome job! 
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red10002 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Student General Artist
*stand really far back* gayyyyyyy *run away*
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akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing idea and great photograph.
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:iconnaruch:
NaruCh Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Amazing! :3
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:iconlolitheleopard:
LolitheLeopard Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In this world there's war, famine, disease, murder and crime, and if Same-Sex Marriage is where your god draws the line then your god needs to GROW THE FUCK UP.:icontruestoryplz:
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onehitpoint Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Student General Artist
I agree
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:icononehitpoint:
onehitpoint Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh shit that comment is old ignore me xD
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AlexiaJane Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
This is absolutely amazing
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:iconthelonelygurl:
TheLonelyGurl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. I understood the message clearly of course, and it draws the eye.
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:iconhorror-of-pavlov:
Horror-of-Pavlov Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
This is simply amazing. The dark background makes the colours pop. The message is clear and meaningful. Amazing.
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:iconboykins:
BOYKINS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you've been featured in my deviantart journal[link]
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:iconmangasockattack:
mangasockattack Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really powerful~! Amazing job!!
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:icondaghrgenzeen:
Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful.
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:iconmagical-girl-hikaru:
magical-girl-hikaru Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so beautiful and so moving <3
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LadiesWishMadness Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Writer
UNA VEZ QUE HAS INICIADO LEYENDO ESTO USTED NO PUEDE SALIR! LÉELO SI NO QUIERES MORIR. .......Hace muchos años, una chica llamada Kathy fue odiada por todo el mundo, todo el mundo. Ella intento ser graciosa, divertida, pero fue ignorada. Incluso por mensajes,incluso sus padres. Un día, ella decidió suicidarse. Ella saltó de su ventana, nadie notó q había muerto..Hasta que empezaron a desaparecer personas. Kathy les había embrujado, ella les hizo sufrir,como lo hicieron con ella. Ella los apuñalo lentamente, los golpeo rápidamente y les colgó lentamente,por lo que pudieran sufrir como ella lo hizo. Si no envía este mensaje a 20 diferentes fotos de páginas, Kathy matara esta noche a toda su familia, y usted sera el ultimo. Por que ella considera que le ignora. Ejemplo 1: Dave miró la primera frase y dijo, "Spam" y al día siguiente los vecinos lo encontraron en su patio trasero, muerto. Ejemplo 2: Joane estaba sola, ella no tenía esposo.Pero tenía muchos amigos. Cuando ella tenía un dormitorio con ellos rápidamente tuvo que revisar su correo electrónico.Ella vio este mensaje y envío solo a 6 personas porque pensó que ella no podía morir esa noche porque estaba rodeada de gente. Amigos de Joane a la mañana siguiente la encontraron en su bañera, muerta. Si no envía esto, KATHY te ENCONTRARA
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
translation?
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LadiesWishMadness Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh my god, I beg for forgiveness, my little cousin was here seeing pictures and probably someone send her that chain, I hate them, I'm really sorry, ignore it, sorry again :/
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LMScorpius Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The photography caught my eye, no doubt. I've been involved in this Civil Rights movement for 25 long years. However, it seems to me more conceptionally correct, the people who are losing this war, the conservatives, are abandoning American patriotism. I'm a patriot. I love America and we've long survived worse than this. I'd love to see an uplifting, courageous spirit concept. Dude catching the flag that some Beaver-Clever haters are dropping to the ground, him dashing to get under it before it falls. We who fight with our emails, letters, petitions, votes and money ARE heros.
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
now you gotta go take a photo with these ideas.
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:iconaveshar:
Aveshar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
This is truly inspiring!! Thanks for trying to spread the word and bring just a little more happiness and acceptance into the world
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XachoryC Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is an amazing photo with a great message behind it :tighthug:
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Undead-Academy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this well done :)
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:iconuniqueedge-studios:
UniqueEdge-Studios Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Photographer
Dramatic and very moving, great work!
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maurizubo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
impressive, wonderful, splendid...
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rogerbaconacademy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
in the United States, a lot of people base their views of same sex relationships off of religion. Because their religion says homosexuality is not excepted, they punish and refuse those who are gay happiness. I dont think that the US should be voting on it because its none of the government business who we choose to love. THe government if over stepping its boundaries.
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought that was their job? To overstep boundaries!
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elborrino Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Fun fact:
in Ancient Roman times, it was a very noble thing to be homosexual.
This is because it was believed that heterosexual relationships were mainly put together by wealth, appearances, social status, etc, that no real love or compassion was involved when choosing a partner.
Yet men that were in a relationship with other men, were praised for showing true love and compassion.
Interesting how things change, yet stay the same.
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
that is fun
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DancingInTwilight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
i imagine seeing this on the cover of Newsweek or some fancy magazine
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:iconimustbedead:
IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
would be nice.
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Symphomic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY! FOR SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS!!!!!
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WestlyLaFleur Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:clap:
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kyubicully Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
sends a very strong and true message. i wish everyone could accept eachother as they are and not make differences
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:iconsaitoday:
Saitoday Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012
why people are against homosexuality?
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:iconsymphomic:
Symphomic Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For ridiculous reasons, like the thought that we are pedophiles. Or it goes against God, when really in reality we're not pedophiles, and I personally think God would accept us for us. It's not like we're going to destroy the world. We just have an attraction to the same sex. ^^ We're actually very civil and we're like everyone else just different preferences with open minds. I'm proud to be a lesbian
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Swiftfire13 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Sigh i wish people would relize that it is not the fag that makes the imiage of a country but its the people that make the country *and this is comeing from an ari fource brat*
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mst-photography Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Great concept. Very strong and emotinal. I don't understand that some photographers rejected this idea. Sad.
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ColorfulEmoKid Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Photographer
EPIC
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CrowDancing Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Nicely done. I like the composition and it is truly emotional. It makes one want to ask questions. again, Nicely done.
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spoonthesockmonkey Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Noradrenaline-photo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   General Artist
Featured: [link]
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Mad-Hattie Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Very beautiful and provoking photo. I like this very much.
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Perfling Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This is stunning and beautiful. It truly touched my heart. :) If you could, please tell Zach that it is amazing.
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you should tell zach also.
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Perfling Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I meant if you could tell him for me. Does he have a profile on here?
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IMustBeDead Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Not sure on here. I will tell him for you.
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Perfling Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :hug:
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xPegasusx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omw... this is a masterpiece of the highest awesomeness... <3 LOVE IT
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