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It's just, like, not. by Kellatrix It's just, like, not. by Kellatrix
Srsly. Like, unless you mean HAPPY, it's not. You cannot act 'gay'. You cannot feel 'gay'. You cannot feel like you have brown hair, or green eyes, unless you're staring at yourself in the mirror. You cannot look at someone and go, "Wow, he's so gay" because you really have no guarantee that he is, whoever he is.

This goes double for non-canon pairings. "Why did you make him gay? He doesn't act gay!" You cannot act gay. Gay is a sexual orientation. You cannot act straight, either. You cannot act black. You cannot act Jewish.

You can act stereotypically gay, sure. But that's not GAY. ALL gay people don't act the same, so GAY cannot be used to describe someone's personality. Please, world, get that into your head.

Sometimes I joke and say things like, "Wow, that scarf is so gay!" I'm just fooling around. I'm talking about people who take things uber seriously and go like, "You can't ship them. You're making him gay. He doesn't act gay!" or "God, why is he acting so gay?"

Stoppit.
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JameytheHedgehog Featured By Owner Edited May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
I'll take your word for it.
*deeply insecure about my sexuality and personality relating to each other* >.<

No wonder I hate gay stereotypes.

The trouble is, humans have to construct stereotypes because they're useful. Stereotypes about wood, stereotypes about cornflakes, stereotypes about walking. They tell us what to expect, how to identify things in comparison to ourselves, and how identify ourselves by knowing what we are or aren't. Gay stereotypes help narrow-minded straight people feel as straight as possible by imagining that being gay is really easy to spot and gay people are nothing like them. They're wrong of course, but it's a mental shield they put up to protect their identity as straight.

If anyone can be gay, then it's something insidious that they can be accused of at any time.
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ChaoticDarkAngel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013   Writer
People are so stupid sometimes I swear -__- And the shipping thing. It happens all the time in certain fandoms 'OMG so and so is not gay stop pairing him with so and so and making them act gay!!' how does one even act gay? O_o Gay is not a personality. It's a sexuality.
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pandasonFIRE Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Sad thing is, is that it's true.
D:|
uuuugh people stupidity.
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Queen-Gaz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Word.
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PiGirl13 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This.
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Envy-Fangurrl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
:'D
People are just silly and deserve to be slapped with a dead fish!
d^o^b
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Kellatrix Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Or better yet, a live fish.
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Envy-Fangurrl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
A LIVE GIANT SQUID.
8D
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Kellatrix Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I dunno if I could lift that up to hit someone with it.
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Envy-Fangurrl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
XDDD
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orthodox-waffle Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
not to ignore the subject matter but you stamp keeps changing size every time it goes to "GAY".
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Kellatrix Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Whoopsie. Oh, well. Eight faves in 15 minutes. Don't think anyone cares. XDD
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pacoelaguadillano Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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