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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.

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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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:iconserenity-r:
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
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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 Like transgender people are just people who long to conform to the outdated stereotypes of the opposite gender.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.
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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.
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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:
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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]
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:iconojoutsuki:
OjouTsuki Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
A lot of those things are true.
Creepy enough, I'm usually a sucker for infomercials (sp?).
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:iconmasvida:
masvida Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
This poster is up in my school, in the offices =]
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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.
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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.
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AViDDrawer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed :)
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SuperStarly Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
O-O we have this in our school too..
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:iconcoinoperatedboi:
CoinOperatedBoi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
my girlfriend has this poster on her wall in her dorm
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:iconthelegacylives:
TheLegacyLives Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
Why were people ripping it? Stupid, stupid people. Oh my God I love this, love love love love....
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NineTaildFoxx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Writer
Just wow. :heart:
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MindfullyArtistic Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
my wife is transgendered (male to female). i loved this poster, i looked up the author, and copied it to give to her.

thank you for being a support for those transgendered. there are so few out there. the more awareness spread, so many more will be accepted!
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Lightfoot20050 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
i find thiS REALLY BEAUTIFUL ^__^
thank you for taking a pic of it ^O^
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AerikCJE Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
This actually made me cry. Thank you.
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witewolf3000 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, as its been said before, I applaud you support of transgender people, but its about gender roles. I love this poster because this is what I go through when playing in low brass and wearing suits to concerts.
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:iconkatraminehawa:
KatraMinehawa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
This is awesome.
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tails-sama Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course people would start trying to tear at it. =p

Glad it was laminated, hehe.
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Lyserian Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Oh dude! That's great that somebody took the time to put that up in public. I actually have a copy hanging in my room. It's a great message, and needs to be put up in more places. Glad you got a picture. :)
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Subliminal-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009   Digital Artist
The place that my father works at sells these. 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. Just thought that'd help.
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fleetfoot Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh. wonderful poster, innit?
We have some at our college too.. :)
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mindbodygraphics Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
omg I used to have one of these! :D
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spikesquirrel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Very inspiring words, I wish there were posters like this in any of the schools I'd been to.

Thanks for capturing and posting this.
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Ashligh Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's one of these at my library. Same words and same kid, but the layout's different. I love it. I want it in my house.
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xblacklungsx Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
That's gorgeous
thought it's really more about gender roles than transgendered people. It almost promotes that any butch girls/femme boys MUST be transgendered, which is totally untrue.
for every girl who's a boy, there's a boy who's a girl
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Mellierae Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
I love this thing because I believe that alot of it's true even if you're not transgender. Personally, I'm not but I am tired of people thinking it's weird that I don't cry at the drop of a hat. Thanks for posting the picture!
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AmbrMerlinus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
I've seen that text in an LJ icon. I love it so.
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Maria34 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
I cried a little when I saw this. I know it isn't yours, but thank you for grabbing the pic!
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:iconjakewaii:
Jakewaii Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
soo true !!
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:iconnekonick:
NekoNick Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
This came from [link]
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:iconchinangel:
chinangel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
/hug

thank you for posting this sugar
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Xdarkness666shroudX Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
wow...if someone stuck something like that on a wall in my school, the 'authority' would be running amuck with their shorts in a twist over it.

[i love the poster, btw. gender stereotypes just seem to run with that whole 'gender is binary' BS]
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2Spirit Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
Love the poster!
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panther372040 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007
I love it!
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RuneTallow Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
I love this poster... and who ever posted it was daring... rock on!
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:iconle-sigh:
le-sigh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Ooo, you've just discovered CrimethInc.

I have that poster. It was probably put up on the wall via a technique called wheatpasting.
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:iconle-sigh:
le-sigh Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
Ooo, you've just discovered CrimethInc.

I have that poster. It was probably put up on the wall via a technique called wheatpasting.
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KianaKrisp Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006
yay!
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:iconboy-in-panties:
Boy-in-Panties Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
Wow...that is really touching. And so true!
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:iconraphaella:
Raphaella Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
cool, interesting... thanks for sharing, lol
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ImaginaryGoddess53 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
This is amazing. Our school doesn't allow posters, let alone Transgender ones... *sigh* Sadly, everyone here is still like, "Ewww!! Everything that isn't hetero is sooooo gross!!"....
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BlazeRocket Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Well, I ~do~ go to a hippy college in a blue state. *gasp!* Hehehe. ^_^
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ImaginaryGoddess53 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2005
Ooooh, that sounds pretty sweet! *envy* :D
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