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Pride and Hate by facade-of-life Pride and Hate by facade-of-life
A shot from Pride Toronto 2009 (a (political) festival for the LGBTTQQAIG2+ communit(y/ies)). This guy was a one-man counter protest.. with a counter-counter-protest going on behind him.


--- Keep your hate to yourself. This is NOT a space for more hate and homophobia ---


More from Toronto Pride can be found on my website here - [link]

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Given 2009-08-10
Shot in the Pride Toronto 2009, Pride and Hate by ~facade-of-life owes to an excellent timing and eye by the part of Holly.
[Photojournalism > Documentary/Editorial] ( Featured by Helewidis )
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Outlandiish Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that they don't give a crap that he is there and showing who they truly are. #SHOWYOURCOLORSUndertale SOUL - Rainbow (Fanmade) rainbow flag flapping rainbow heart {big} small heart - rainbow 
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GalaxyRailways2199 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The hateful dude looks like an angry caveman. Are all bigots just that damn thoughtlessly stupid? 
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reddemolps Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
Those two just don't give a damn, I love it!
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YandereUke Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Then to hell I shall happily go
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MexicanDumpling Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
I don't support homosexuality, but there's no need for that kind of stuff on the guy's sign.
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RaymanFan9000 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
I'm at a lost for words here, I am truly dumbfounded. XD 
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LeoDavidJones Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
People who are gay are probably just doing it for Internet attention or are mentally retarded.
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happytreefriendsfan2 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Again Rick you to👭👭👭💁👋
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LeoDavidJones Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I posted that comment a long time ago.
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happytreefriendsfan2 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Meant to say fuck
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GalaxyRailways2199 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Straight people are retarded if you ask me :/ You lot lock yourselves into unhappy marriages for life and then worship some non-existent sky daddy while slaving away for near slave wages at McDonalds just so you can rent a crummy apartment with your abusive spouse. 

But of course, you bigots never think because hate doesn't require any form of thought. In fact it's not even an emotional reaction, it's just you being a thoughtless idiot. 
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LeoDavidJones Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I posted that comment like a year ago :/
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GalaxyRailways2199 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So what? The shit you said is still dickish :[
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LeoDavidJones Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So you shouldn't reply.
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GalaxyRailways2199 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Why? :/ I'd say it's perfectly warranted to call someone out for being a bigoted dicknoodle
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LeoDavidJones Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My opinions might have changed.
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GalaxyRailways2199 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Shouldn't have thought it okay to think such things in the first place, really. 
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reddemolps Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
well if i'm retarded then I'm glad to be retarded. I don't have a unhealthy ignorance like you. enjoy your life with hate in your heart, while I enjoy mine free from intolerance. by the way be careful when you use the words "mentally retarded" because the people like my sister who are autistic or mentally handicapped really don't appreciate that, so go take your weak minded attempt at getting attention somewhere else please. thank you. 
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LeoDavidJones Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm autistic though :p
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reddemolps Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017
ok, if you are then that's fine. I'm sure you're a good person. I just don't appreciate that kind of thinking. I've been over exposed to homophobia and grew to hate myself and other people. I don't hate so much anymore, but if I see people saying thinks like that, I will tell them how I feel. I'm not afraid anymore, and thinking like that can be very hurtful. I'm not saying that you can't have an opinion, but please think before you put ignorance out there like you did. That being said I'm sorry for what I wrote. I over reacted without knowing all the facts. I hope that in the future we'll both think before we post. 
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1deathgod Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Professional Writer
Hi. Let me tell you a story. For three years of my high school life, I had a crush on my best friend. I was brought up in a good Southern Baptist family who taught me that being gay was a terrible sin, so all the time I had a crush on this girl I told myself that I just really valued her as a friend. And then one day she suggested we start dating. I wanted that more than anything. But I definitely wasn't gay. So I told her yes, but assured her that neither one of us was a lesbian because of it. We just happened to be two girls who loved each other. That was all it was. We dated in secret for six or seven months before she dumped me because she was afraid of being discovered by her family. It destroyed me. I became suicidal. But I wasn't gay. I definitely wasn't gay. I did eventually pick up the pieces and start moving forward again. I started college. My parents became concerned because I'd never had a boyfriend, so I started dating guys to please them. I told the guys at the beginning of the relationship that I had no interest in having sex with them. Many left right then and there. One stayed with me and even proposed to me. But as much as I knew he loved me and would take good care of me, I didn't love him. I broke up with him and spiraled into another depression, wondering what in the world was wrong with me. And then I remembered that I had fallen in love with a girl. But I couldn't be gay, could I? My good friend gently encouraged me to really think about it, to put away my Southern Baptist filter of "everything gay is evil". So I did. And then I finally accepted myself. I now have a beautiful girlfriend who loves me dearly and whose love I can return in full. That is my experience with being gay. Thank you for taking the time to read my story and have a wonderful life.
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LeoDavidJones Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok good for you...
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Topas90 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Student General Artist
I really like this photo.
Although the technique/skill is not that good, the photo itself can be seen as a great piece of work. It is slightly ironic, humorous and generally has a striking message! You were there at the right moment and captured so much emotion, creating a picture so much background.
Good job :)
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HexeDrachen Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
People can be blind--literally! lol
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roseluck2234 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Student Artist
Look I'm bi so I am for lgbtq+
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makanparsi Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Student Filmographer
Lack of culture
Modern ignorance
The illusion of freedom
Lack of civilization
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ColinBenson Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
Homophobes Likely To Be Closet Gays, Study Finds.


Negative attitude towards homosexuality is likely to be more pronounced among individuals who harbor unacknowledged attraction towards the same sex, and who grew up in conservative authoritarian households which forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies have found.



The study, which analyzed four separate experiments conducted in the US and Germany, provides empirical evidence to suggest that in some individuals homophobia is the external manifestation of repressed sexual desires they feel towards their own gender.



Individuals who identify as straight but in psychological tests show a strong attraction to the same sex may be threatened by gays and lesbians because homosexuals remind them of similar tendencies within themselves, Netta Weinstein, a lecturer at the University of Essex and the study's lead author, explained.

In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward, added co-author Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester who was involved in the study, in which about 650 college students participated.



The researchers said it may not be just a coincidence that several vehemently homophobic public figures are often caught engaging in homosexual acts. They cited examples of Ted Haggard, the evangelical preacher who opposed gay marriage but was exposed in a gay sex scandal in 2006 and Glenn Murphy, Jr., the former chairman of the Young Republican National Federation and vocal opponent of gay marriage, who was accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old man in 2007.



We laugh at or make fun of such blatant hypocrisy, but in a real way, these people may often themselves be victims of repression and experience exaggerated feelings of threat, Ryan said. Homophobia is not a laughing matter. It can sometimes have tragic consequences, he said, pointing to cases such as the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard or the 2011 shooting of Larry King.



The implicit and explicit sexual orientations of participants were measured by how they reacted to words, and images with sexual associations, during a split-second timed task.

 Students were shown connotative words, and pictures of straight and gay couples, while the computer tracked precisely the time they took to respond. They were also asked to agree or disagree on statements like, I felt controlled and pressured in certain ways, and I felt free to be who I am, to measure how democratic or authoritarian their parents were. For studying the level of homophobia in a household, participants responded statements like, It would be upsetting for my mom to find out she was alone with a lesbian or My dad avoids gay men whenever possible.

Subjects, who said they were heterosexual, but reported homosexual tendencies during tasks, were more likely to be hostile to gays, the study found.



In an earlier study, conducted by the Department of Psychology, University of Georgia in 1996, it was found that homophobia is associated with homosexual arousal that the homophobic individual is either unaware of or denies.

The findings of the study conducted by a team from the University of Rochester, the University of Essex, England, and the University of California in Santa Barbara, will be published in the April issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
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TytheGuy13andaHalf Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2016   Digital Artist
I couldn't tell if that was a guy or not.
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DanithDarksoul Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DISGUSTING!!!!
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manofflash Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
What if God exists and He is just like that guy said?
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GloWormy Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Coming from a religious person (myself), God is nothing like that. I hate it when people like him completely ignore what it really means to be a Christian. It's embarrassing and leaves a bad view of Christians for other people. (Also I don't know why I'm replying to a comment posted a year ago...)
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dwseeker Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
Interesting juxtaposition.  Thanks, Holly.
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maxshanti Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
funny
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Tuggersgirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
well according to this dude I'm going to Hell… mite as well make sure I deserve it and have some fun in the process!
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IZZAME123 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
His sign didn't say homosexuals ha and also WHAT ABOUT JESUS DUDE
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Rudolph5000 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
I believe fornicator means anyone not having intercourse to impregnate someone of the opposite sex in his case. That is correct, it doesn't say homosexuals. 
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PrivateCocky Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Fornicator means homosexual (or if I dare go there, it means anal)
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Rudolph5000 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 25, 2015
DA won't let anyone delete comments. Pardon the interruption.
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PrivateCocky Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah ok
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ComixThreeSevens Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, so those people behind him have the right to gross everybody out, but he doesn't have the right to express his opinion? Tolerance at it's finest.
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Kev-dog Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
If your religion tells you that love is a sin, it might be time to find a new religion. The Buddhists seem nice.
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ComixThreeSevens Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Not love. Being gay.
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Lord-Nerdfish Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So glad people like you are a dying breed <3
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ComixThreeSevens Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, thinking is really obscure these days. That's why morality is going down, crime ratings are going through the roofs and there's nothing that can be done about it. 
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Lord-Nerdfish Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, it's funny, I just started college and one of the first things they taught us in my advanced Criminology courses was not to believe the media's portrayal of crime, as it's often the direct opposite of the real statistics. But I guess your education never got that far, huh? <3
Oh, yeah, and my Sociology course taught us to question the functionalist worldview presented to the masses by fear-mongering, progress-phobic, stuck-in-the-past capitalists, but I guess you never learned about that either. 
There is something 'that can be done about it', by the way: teach people like you to live in the 21st century, and stop hating what you don't understand simply because you're not smart enough to understand it - and stop believing everything that sensationalist mainstream media tells you. 
You have a lovely day, now.
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ComixThreeSevens Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Big, bad libtard at its finest. Sure, I don't study criminology, so I'm uneducated. You're simply too stupid to understand that you're the puppet of media, not me. You believe everything they told you, because 21th century. That's the only argument you got, 21th century. No facts, just the fact that you praise modern times. You don't have the slightest clue how to think on your own. I'm not afraid of progress. But we're not making any. And this whole big bad capitalists thing is so ridiculous. You're a living stereotype. Nothing more. Have a good day, stereotype. 
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Lord-Nerdfish Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh I believe it's *21st. Not 21th. 

Have a good day, soon-to-be-extinct, close-minded conversative prick. uwu 
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Kev-dog Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Be gone, child.
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Kev-dog Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Hell awaits me? Still better than eternity with Jerry Farwell.
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