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Transgender Awareness Day by BlazeRocket Transgender Awareness Day by BlazeRocket
This piece of artwork showed up on a wall I walk past to go to school. It was like a poster, but it was, like, seriously laminated to the wall, hardcore. So much so, that when I first saw it, I thought it was painted there. THere would be no ripping down of this poster... at least, not all at once. I thankfully got a picture before people started ripping at it. But they couldn't get it off. So there.

I wish to clearly state, if you havn't picked up already, that I did not create this work myself. I just took a picture of it.

According to ~Subliminal-Arts, the original artist is Laura Newburn, and the text is by J.T Bunnell and Irit Reinheimer, based on a poem by Nancy R. Smith.
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serenity-r Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
i'm one of those boys that really wanted that E-Z Bake oven ...
these days i have my own real oven and know how to use it too
LiaHansen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Artist
I hate to be that person, but it seems a little sexist to me. I mean, it's not just transgender people who feel these things on occasion, right? It's almost like it's saying that "real" boys never feel vulnerable, and "real" girls never stop. Like transgender people are just people who long to conform to the outdated stereotypes of the opposite gender. The idea behind it is nice, but I think it sends the wrong message.
BlazeRocket Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
The poster itself doesn't say anything about trans people. That was just my title for the photo. Of course, I'm not, nor would I ever, say that ONLY trans people are allowed to buck or conform to stereotypes. I can see where you're coming from, but I feel you've drawn a false equivalency.

Regardless, I'm sure the poster meant no harm, and I know I didn't. Both actions and intentions count, and while my intentions were good, I apologize if my actions, my wording, was off the mark.
LiaHansen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Artist
Oops, you're right. After reading the title, I think I must have assumed there was something about it in the poster itself, without going up to read it again. :stupidme:

I've always known I'd eventually get all up in arms over something LGBT related and then end up feel like an idiot because I completely misunderstood it. :blushes:
LauraSeabrook Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Done by Norrie May-Welby I believe, whom I know from my days in Western Australia and elsewhere. See her wikipedia page: [link]
OjouTsuki Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
A lot of those things are true.
Creepy enough, I'm usually a sucker for infomercials (sp?).
masvida Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
This poster is up in my school, in the offices =]
AViDDrawer Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My fucking Catholic school wouldn't dare put something like this in my school -_- In the talent show they changed the lyrics to Born This Way. :L I really love this poster.
Magicponixtutu Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
THey will have to answer to lady gaga her self for that!! I am sure god is pissed about them changing it as well, she paints HIM positivly.
AViDDrawer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed :)
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