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Confession by UndermineImagination Confession by UndermineImagination
You know, I realize that I might not be the best artist out there, but that's not gonna stop me from creating art that I feel is important.

I HATE the fact the people have to be legitimately scared to come out. Why? Why do they have to constantly fear abandonment or hatred from their friends or family? Why can't they just love who they want and live in harmony?

Why does the average person have to make it a big goddamn deal?

I may have answers to some of those questions, but just talking about it isn't going to do much in this day of age. That is why I am starting up my Comics For Equality, a series of comics based in both real life settings and cartoon settings that support LGBT rights.

The comic above is based on a conversation I had with my friend. He came out to me, and I said pretty much the same thing RD said to Scoots. The whole concept of Scoots being gay and her tearfully telling RD was something I thought seemed like an interesting concept.


MLP is owned by Hasbro. Drawn in Photoshop CS5.


P.S. Are you an artist with significantly better drawing skills than me and found this comic profound and significant? If so, you can make your own version of this comic! (as long as you ask me first and credit my original work)

P.P.S. Because of the subject matter in this comic, I will not tolerate any hateful and/or negative slurs in the comments. Any comments that do contain such material will be instantly deleted and reported. I don't mind that you have your own opinions, but what I do mind is if you preach hateful language in a setting that is meant to be safe.
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ChristmasFlyer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What. The. Fuck???
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UndermineImagination Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't understand. Why are you disconcerted?
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slightlygrape Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
If you ever want a co-artist or a guest comic, I would love to help.
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MisterTurtle Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Ogawdirememberthishappeninganditfillsmewithfeels :iconsnuggleplz:
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BubblyBlackbird Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm not afraid to come out. My problem is that I don't know if I have anything to come out with. I think I'm bi, because I've been attracted to both genders...but sometimes I lean one way and sometimes it's the other. It's quite hard to tell. Then again, I've realized that I'm only in high school, and I have a long time to discover myself yet. I find this a very true and inspiring comic. I'm glad you are helping people to realize it's okay to love who they want. Keep up the amazing work!

...Although, actually, I have sort of "come out" before, to a girl I really liked (yes, I am a girl). I told her how I felt, and...well...we never really talked again. She pushed me out of her life. That's what a lot of people are afraid of, and it's understandable, because it's happened to me. Then I realized, after I got over my heartbreak: Wow. She is a total bitch. I mean, who in their right mind gets rid of their best friend because of their sexuality? I have admitted my confusion to others since then, and they reacted the way Dash did to Scoots in this: lovingly and accepting. That's how a real friend will react. I just gave my heart to the wrong person is all, and I learned a lesson. And, again, people shouldn't be afraid! I've been through reject and losing friends over this, but I'm still not afraid. It's okay, everypony! Be yourself! :D
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slightlygrape Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
People who are bi often do lean one way or another for a while, especially when they first start to try and figure out their sexuality. And to be honest, I have lost a couple of friends over this. I couple of them thought that I liked them, and a couple started blabbing to everyone. But now it's not a big deal. I can usually tell people without being afraid. I'm just scared to tell my family and some of my more conservative friends.
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UndermineImagination Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this! I'm very glad to know that people like you are around to help spread this message of equality and acceptance!
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BubblyBlackbird Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! Thank you for making this comic to inspire me to share it! :aww:
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IlluMint Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
Had a friend come to me with the same thing. It kind of shocked me just seeing how terrified she was, stumbling over words and reeling back often like I was going to yell or hit her.
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UndermineImagination Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My friend was very scared to tell me, too, but he did it over text. I've yet to experience someone coming out face-to-face with me, but I'll tell them the same thing I'll tell to anyone who is gay: I will view them no differently as a person and I will support them in any way possible.
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