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A quote that I came up with myself while thinking about some personal things. I decided that I wanted to write it down, make it look good, and show it to other people and inspire them to also be happy despite what may be wrong in their lives. =)

Color Choices: I took my colors from the flags of the two sexualities stated, which are here ([link]). Gay is a rainbow, straight is black and white, but I chose to make the straight shades of grey because even being straight there is no black and white, but shades of grey and so many variations. =)

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Fonts used: Helvetica Neue, Cochin ([link]), Fontin ([link]), Fertigo Pro ([link]), Futura

Note: This was originally intended to be a personal portfolio piece, but it is now available as a print here on Deviantart for purchase, if you're so inclined. If you're interested in a size larger than what is offered through the print shop, send me a note and we can work something out.

For sale: This design is available for purchase on a number of products at [link]
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Edit: Thanks everyone for all the faves, comments, and for front page. This is my first deviation to get there and the one with the most faves/comments. Thank you all so much! :heart:

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:iconakatsuki193:
Over all I think this gives off a good message to anyone who lacks faith in themselves. It tells people that no matter what is wrong, or what the choices are in life, to pick the one that makes you happy, not someone else, but yourself. I have been going through some hard times and I love this, it gives me ideas and answers. It is a beautiful, amazing, and touching thing. I love it!

The colors are bright and the message is bold, it pops out to anyone needing help, guidance, or a mere pick up. You are a very bright person and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Again, this is amazing and I adore the message.
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Critique by CharismaticChaos93 Jun 24, 2012, 11:30:01 PM
I love it. As a lesbian I have encountered many a trial, and this really speaks to me. It give me, and I'm sure any other person who reads this, a certain feeling of hope, of strength. Being gay, or lesbian, or even bi, isn't something we choose. It's how we were born. And in the end, I believe that if we all were given a choice as to change our sexuality, most of us would stay exactly the same, simply because it is what makes us happy. And I mean truly happy. If we were forced to love, or marry the gender we did not like, or even someone we didn't like, we could never be happy. Love is love, no matter the gender.

Also the colors and simplicity of this, is beautiful. I adore the use of rainbows, and different fonts and sizes. It's very motivational poster looking, and very creative.

Overall, I'd say stunning work. You have amazed me.
<3
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:iconleafpsycho:
LeafPsycho Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconleodavidjones:
LeoDavidJones Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
But the thing is you CAN choose, so choose to be straight.
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:iconcrypicat:
Crypicat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
also curious question: even if it was a choice, why does it bother you so much

like



literally


how it is effecting ur life whatsoever. you are literally hating ppl for being gay? for? loving people of the same gender? how dare they not change themselves to make you and other homophobes happy?
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:iconcrypicat:
Crypicat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
n....no you can't choose omg..
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:iconleodavidjones:
LeoDavidJones Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
y....yes you can choose omg..
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:iconcrypicat:
Crypicat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i mean? it is a choice to be in a gay relationship, where.. there's literally Nothhng wrong with that, god can u imagine being in love with someone.. Awful just Awful

but nah. being gay is not a choice, sorry to burst ur bubble my dude 
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:iconmustacheofawesome:
MustacheOfAwesome Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well.... gay literally means happy so..... yeeeeeeeeeah....
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:iconmooncora:
MoonCora Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
I believe in love that doesn`t ask which or what gender =)

Great quote and I love the colors and fonts too =D
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:iconagacora:
Agacora Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student General Artist
So, gay then. 
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:iconturtlesproductions:
TurtlesProductions Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Filmographer
Amazing.
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:iconoliver-kirland:
Oliver-Kirland Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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:iconmrspikachu:
MrsPikachu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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:iconpiggehbobsnakenberg:
piggehbobsnakenberg Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
My hat is off to you kevin :-)
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:iconzephyrmaximum:
ZephyrMaximum Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait is this adobe illustrator?
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:iconkevinkidwell:
kevinkidwell Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
The text was done in Illustrator and the background was a free paper texture that I found years ago and modified it to work with the text. :)
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:iconzephyrmaximum:
ZephyrMaximum Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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:iconsofi152:
Sofi152 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
I love it
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:iconeonorteashadowmaster:
EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Writer
:iconbravoplz: Well spoken, good sir! Well spoken!
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:iconmimilabeau:
mimilabeau Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nothing makes things less gay than straight people!
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:iconsouofanangel:
SouOfAnAngel Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
"Favorite"? YES!!
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:iconthetruthfultree:
TheTruthfulTree Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Lesbians are the master race
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:iconhythrall:
Hythrall Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this :D
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:iconmangoslushie:
mangoslushie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
are you gay? because i support you. :heart:
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:iconlarrygandalfp:
Larrygandalfp Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Just amazing.
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:iconkevinkidwell:
kevinkidwell Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! =)
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:icongadvac:
Gadvac Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But thou cannot TAKE a third option! It does not exist!
Seriously, though, this is a great quote!
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:iconvjusticefighter:
Vjusticefighter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
:clap:

WELL SAID!
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:iconkevinkidwell:
kevinkidwell Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :heart:
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:iconhidoi-kokoro:
Hidoi-Kokoro Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Well,this is best quote ever.
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:iconcassannder:
cassannder Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
yeah funny how when you're straight, people tell you you're not "open minded" if you don't try having a gay experience. Somehow the whole "I didn't choose my sexual orientation" doesn't apply when you're straight.
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:iconamyzing21:
Amyzing21 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016  Student Photographer
Not all gays are like that. Don't let anybody put you down. Be proud of your sexuality, whatever it is, be it gay, straight, bi, pan, or anything else :)
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:icondevalljapan:
devALLjapan Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, any gay that tells you shit like that is just as bad as straight people who say it.
I believe you must give everyone the right to say what their sexuallity is. And not get upset if you disagree with it or whatever.
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ichanceb Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, what a great piece! I love this!!!
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:iconkevinkidwell:
kevinkidwell Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :heart:
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:iconinuyasha1167:
inuyasha1167 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
.... :iconyesmemeplz:
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:iconmegrap-k:
MegraP-K Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Is this a quote of something or did you come up with it? Either way, I like it!
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:iconkevinkidwell:
kevinkidwell Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I came up with the quote myself. :)
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:icontaiyen:
Taiyen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
You should know that you've inspired over 3,000 people worldwide. :heart: Including me. :D
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:iconkevinkidwell:
kevinkidwell Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:heart: I'm glad I could inspire you and the other tens of thousands that have seen this on here, facebook, tumblr, etc. =D
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:icontaiyen:
Taiyen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Keep up the great work!!! :D
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:iconnina--chan:
Nina--chan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I believe this is soooooo ture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icontrimay:
TriMay Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looking at some of the comments, i am deeply afraid that some people are still trying to be a jerk enough to desperately find a stupid reason to hate other peoples damn choices.

nice way to put it though, nice design
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BetweenAsleepAndWake Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well put :iconsmilieplz:
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:iconepicanimeperson:
EpicAnimePerson Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
I love this--that is an amazing quote. :] <3
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HyperdriveFox69 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I honestly don't know if I have anything worthy enough to say how much I really apperciate this. I've been goingb through some stressful things myself lately and I was surfing on here and I saw this and it just made me relieze a great deal. Thank you so very much very putting this up
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:iconaethue:
aethue Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
GREAT :heart:
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:iconakuma0013:
Akuma0013 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
You are my new favourite! :la:
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:iconkevinkidwell:
kevinkidwell Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :heart:
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