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The LGBTQ+ Group seeks to collect art related to the LGBTQ+ community, and provide an open space for discussions and support for its members.

We welcome and support all members of the community, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity! Our members are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (FTM and MTF), asexual, pansexual, queer, questioning, genderqueer, undefined, label-less, a variety of other sexual orientations and gender identities.

So, if you want to share LGBTQ related art, or if you're simply looking for a place to talk to someone this is the group for you.


:star: If you ever need advice or just somebody to talk to, these admins would be willing to talk to you about whatever you want to. Feel free to send us a note, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

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When submitting art please make sure it fits the following:

1. Your work must be about LGBTQ issues, have an LGBTQ theme, or feature LGBTQ characters/people. (Note: Self-portraits must have explicit LGBTQ themes - a picture of yourself with no clear LGBTQ theme will be denied.)

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3. Keep submissions related to the aforementioned theme. (i.e. A picture of you with your cat or cosplaying your favorite character is really not directly related.)

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5. Deviations are limited to 7/week and are subject to vote.

6. Please submit your work into the appropriate folders! (Photos to Photography, pencil drawings and paintings to Traditional, etc.)



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All members are allowed to submit blogs, as long as they are related to group interests, keep up with DA rules, and aren't offensive. You may post personal accomplishments or failures, ask for advice, or you may post community news.



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At my school's GSA, we had a guest speaker from a local LGBTQ services place. I asked if the guest speaker knew of any autistic members of the LGBTQ community. I know that there have to be a few more members of the community who have autism, like me and my friend. The speaker said that she did not know of anyone like that, but she told me that if I wanted to, I could create a group for the local Pride Parade in June. That is what I am going to do.

The reason I want to do this is because I know how it feels to be isolated, especially when you have autism. Being in the LGBTQ community and being autistic can feel, at times, twice as isolating. I want the autistic members of the LGBTQ community to feel like they are not completely alone in their struggles. I, personally, do not view autism as a negative or positive label. Instead, I view it as a neutral label. It is just informational. I know that there are people who view autism as a negative label, though. Everyone with autism has different struggles with different skills, even the people in the LGBTQ community.

If anyone else who is part of the LGBTQ community, and has autism, feels inspired by my actions and wants to do a similar thing, please feel free to do it! :) I understand if you do not like the idea that I have, but I just wanted to put that out there. I've gotten much support from my friends and the advisors of my school's GSA, already. :D
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quinnamontoast Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Hi everyone, I'll keep this intro short! I was looking to find an LGBT group that still was reasonably active in the hopes of connecting with other queer artists.

I'm 27, and I'm a gay trans guy. I have been out for quite a while and I do have lots of queer friends to talk to, but I haven't been able to invest time/energy into meeting new people very much lately because my busy grad school schedule has been a bit isolating.

I've been using making art to manage my stress and I love looking at it, so I wanted to see who else is out there and what they are creating.
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David-LaCroix Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi everybody!
Thanks administrators for accepting me as a group!
Can I introduce myself?
I am a FTM transgender...and in my country if you're not like everyone else, this is death in society.
In my country lack of understanding and tolerant people, because of this me & others representatives of LGBT feels lonely, & often suffer from attacks of cisgenders. 
It's hard to find friends in a country where every second person is wicked and intolerant...
I'm glad to find such a friendly community!
I would really like to find friends here Meow :3 
Thank you all!
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2pinksink Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hi all!

I've recently been living in a rural part of the Southwest, United States, and unlike the area I grew up in I don't really have access to any LGBTQ community here. I've also chosen to let people assume I'm straight because teaching in a small conservative town is hard enough when you're an outsider. After being "out" for over a decade, going back in the closet has been frustrating, and I've really been craving connections with others who can relate. 

Oh, and I guess society's term for me would technically be "bisexual" but I'm not a huge fan of the word, and usually just go with "queer." But that's an involved discussion for another time. 

Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself. I'm always looking for new and interesting people to talk to, so feel free to comment or send me a message!
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ChibiJfan Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Hi everyone I'm a Lesbian ( even thought I don't like the connotations given to the label itself ) , but I prefer to be called a girl who likes other girls , I'm out to my closest friends and some acquaintances but my family didn't took it well so I was forced back into the closet until I'm able to support myself financially.
Sorry for the overshare but I hope we can get along and be friends.
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MagmaAquariusWolf Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! I just discovered this group!

I joined my school's GSA this school year, and I have met incredible people, whom I doubt I would have met otherwise. I have also discovered that I am pansexual. I have autism (PDD-NOS), too, but I'm not that ashamed of it. My autism is a rather small part of who I am. But anyways, I love how accepting people are in the LGBTQ community! One of my best friends IRL is gender-fluid, bisexual, and autistic. I have already come out to my parents as pansexual, and they are very accepting of it. They told me that they will always love me, and they will love whoever I fall in love with. I know how lucky I am, that I have such an accepting family, and I understand that there are families out there who do not accept who their children are. I want to let those people know that there are people out there who will accept you for who you are. You just need to keep being yourself! :)

I'll try to contribute when I can. I'm on my last year of high school, and I am determined to graduate! :D
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