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A Word From Rainbow Dash by grampagort A Word From Rainbow Dash by grampagort
I've been finding some pretty hateful comments from bronies directed to the gay community, and it really made me sad. Here's what I think Rainbow Dash would say if she saw such things.

**Update4** A few ponies have asked if it's okay to post this online, and I'm completely okay with that~ I've already written my dA account in the bottom right, but more importantly, I love to hear that the message is being spread! Please, I encourage you so show everyone who may need it!

Update3: Over a hundred favourites! I'm so happy! I can't be replying to each one now, because they are coming in too fast! I'll still take my time to reply to each written comment, since I love a good discussion! Thank you to everyone for spreading the love~

Update2: I suggest reading through the comments for anyone who is inspired by the message. Some pretty wonderful things have been said about this! Also, you can read the reddit comments here: [link]

Update1: Wow, I just want to say I'm very impressed by the positive response I've got so far. It really makes me happy to see that this has touched so many people. Please feel free to save this and upload it anywhere you feel needs some care. Share the message of love and tolerance!


[edit1] I changed some grammar and a few mistakes. Please let me know if you see any more!

[edit2] Again I fixed some grammer, but also the foolish mistake of confusing gender identity and sexual preference. I'm sorry for that~

[edit3] Changed a line in the second-last box that accidentally sent the message in the opposite direction.
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:iconstarkrush:
StarkRush Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist
loved this comic! Its so Strongly inspirational. Clapping Pony Icon - Rainbow Dash  
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:iconfellmoon:
Fellmoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
My feeling on Rainbow Dash being lesbian is that it follows very stereotypical reasoning. Of note, is the fact stereotypes have been the one thing this show has worked to go against and as such I feel any other character BUT Rainbow Dash should be homosexual.

Yet that is merely my thoughts, people will (and have) disagreed with me. Just because I don't and wont see Rainbow Dash as lesbian does not mean others cannot.
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Zeldafand Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I CALL BULL ON GAY AND LESBIAN!! I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYPONY SAYS, IT IS WRONG!!! (Reply to this and I will preach the word of God on you. Don't want that, don't reply. And just because you don't believe in God, doesn't make his prescence any less true.) I love gays and lesbians, it's because I love them that I want them to stop BEING gay and lesbian, for their own sake. It isn't healthy and it isn't right either.
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:iconartisticraev:
ArtisticRaev Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You stupid Homophobic asshole.
Im not gonna let some shit head that goes on spouting crap about some non existent being stop me from telling you off.
There is NOTHING wrong with being gay or lesbian and your stupid beliefs just contradict themselves. They go on about stupid crap like, love everyone and forgive all, blah blah blah, but once it comes to someone's sexuality, all of a sudden, they're not good enough for some invisible man.
Go fuck yourself.
What's really wrong is you thinking you can tell someone that who they're attracted to is wrong because some book some extremely smart guy wrote, knowing that a bunch of dumb fucks like yourself would buy it and fall for his lies, says that its wrong.
No one likes people like you so change your outlook on life or fuck off!
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:iconzeldafand:
Zeldafand Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is why you people are so messed up.
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:icontrayxx:
Trayxx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
From one believer to another, calm down.

For a guys who's moral are suppose to be based on love, you got a lot of hate in you.  You're taking about heavy homophobic stuff on a 3 year old picture based on a show that teaches love and tolerance.
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:iconzeldafand:
Zeldafand Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How do we convince them that homosexuality is wrong?
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:icontrayxx:
Trayxx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
You don't. To be honest I don't really care about people being gay or not and I never will. Hell I've been hit on by gays more times then I can count doesn't bug me none I just say "I'm not gay" they say sorry I say "no bigs" and that is that.

Plus you don't know their story, they may have experience some seriously messed up stuff or maybe not.

If you want to focus on what is wrong how about the assholes that sold their kids to feed they gaming habit, or the two girls that tried to kill they're best friend in the forest because they thought it would summon slender man or the guy the killed his infant child because his crying was ruining his concentration on his Xbox360?

Leave the hate to the KKK. Be better than this.
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:iconzeldafand:
Zeldafand Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, but it is still wrong. Isn't ignoring them the same as not helping them?
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:icontrayxx:
Trayxx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
"Judge not, that you be not judged."
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:iconartisticraev:
ArtisticRaev Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice come back.
What happened to your "word of god"?
Oh that's right, its a load of shit and you're the one who's messed up for thinking homosexuality is wrong.
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:iconzeldafand:
Zeldafand Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It is! You just don't see the wrong in it.
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:icontrayxx:
Trayxx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
Two wrongs don't make a right bra....or something like that.
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Shiina-Mako-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The awkward moment when you read this then remember RD has proven time and time again that she is often anything but loyal.

Sorry this is great, but since the Canterlot Wedding episodes, I never saw the Mane 5, Spike, Celestia, Shining Armour and Cadence in the same light again.
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:iconfellmoon:
Fellmoon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
There "What the hell, Hero" reaction to Twilight was more then justified given the situation and what the information they currently had. More Twilight did a terrible job in presenting her concerns and feelings about the Cadance and how sh had been actualy.
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malikwun8 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I agree

seriously guys just because someone looks gay doesn't mean they are

the only way to truly know what sexuality they are is that they say what it is themselves
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animefan217 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
bronies left anti gay comments ive never heard that well brony here i gays dont bother me any more then straight people some people an Christians need to stop bothering then and let them marry i thought the bible was all about love your enemies and them marrying isnt effecting you.
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PASTALOVINGTURTLE Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My life sucks when I can tell my friends that I'm bisexual, but not my own family. My dad always told me it is inhuman to like the same sex and I thought it was true until I had a crush on my best friend. Me and her are still best friends but yeah, at least she doesn't judge me :')
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:iconbenpanced-ii:
BenPanced-II Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
This straight, middle-aged pony fan doffs his hat to you. Wonderful, well-said, and a message that all should take to heart!
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:iconlina-the-pony:
Lina-the-pony Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
This is so true ;v; (< i designed the face tears of joy xD)
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:icongespenstkaf:
GespenstKAF Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
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:iconrosarioalchemist456:
RosarioAlchemist456 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have no words. This is just amazing >//<
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:iconjakamakataka:
jakamakataka Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
One of the few fanworks where Rainbow Dash is openly called a role model and for that I really really thank you coz that's not something you see every day unfortunately.
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:icongoblin-time:
Goblin-Time Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Beautifully done. Something for kids and adults of all ages to reflect on.
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:iconrobbietoe:
robbietoe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Faving, and sharing.
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:iconadvent3546:
Advent3546 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, this NEEDS to be broadcasted everywhere!
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:icongrampagort:
grampagort Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Feel free! Tumblr, Reddit, Facebook... spread the message :D
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:iconghost-sparta:
Ghost-Sparta Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Nice!

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I once dreamed about becoming adult... Now, I am just trying not to become one...
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:iconcyberspacecat:
Cyberspacecat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
that is..so amazing, I just wanna take some time to thank you for your beautiful words of wisdom, sadly there are still large groups of people that follow this narrow-minded and hateful path of homophobia, sexism, racism, hating others for watching cartoons even, the list goes on, and I hope that someday we can live in a land LIKE Equestria, where everyone is accepted and cared for no matter who they are or what their preferences are.
thanks again, I'm glad I stumbled upon this =)
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:icongrampagort:
grampagort Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your kind words help so much~ Thank you for writing all of that~ I really enjoyed making it, and I hoped it would have that effect on people :3
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:iconswiftpawwolffox:
SwiftpawWolffox Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Tell it like it is Dashie!
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:icongysgamer:
GYSGamer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
I love how wise she is... something you wouldn't really expect... i love it!
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:icontelaros:
Telaros Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
randomly came across this rather unexpectantly through viewing a few vector artists works and I followed the link you posted thankking them for faving it.

I loved how well you put this and matched up scenes from the show to express her many emotions as she talks about a very good topic.
I've always felt that way and I guess that's why I guess I can relate to the message since it's something I've preached for awhile rl and internet, not really so much the pony stuff although I will say I never once connected Dash and Lesbian till people on the internet kept saying that.

Whether she is or isn't doesn't change how much more good or bad a friend she'd be to either gender. This is a great message and hope more people see this since it's put in such a thoughtful and clear expressive way that doesn't try to enforce one view over another or seem really preachy. I will fav this since I am pretty impressed that someone actually bothered to put this much effort into making such a imo in character statement in comic form for people to understand.

Great job it was a fun read.
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grampagort Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! It was no work at all compared to the wonderful response I've received from the community! Just making this has helped me see the world in a better light because of the loving way the fans reacted to it. I'm really glad you're wise and know not to judge based on such things. I really hope you are able to spread your message of tolerance~
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shadowpiratemonkey7 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
brought me to tears, man. it's brilliant. there's not one thing in here that i don't agree with. kudos. :hug:
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:icongrampagort:
grampagort Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
n_n I'm great it went over well! I'm sure there will be a time in your life that you could use this sort of speech to help someone out!
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shadowpiratemonkey7 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
of course! :) sadly, i know plenty of intolerant people that could use this wisdom -_-
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:iconsarcastic-fox:
Sarcastic-Fox Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Not going to lie, I teared up a little. I wish more people thought like this. ;u;
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:icongrampagort:
grampagort Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*sniff* I love knowing that I can make people cry! In a good way, of course!
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:iconcaribou-lou:
Caribou-lou Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Nopony is ever too old to learn such a valuable life lesson. I read the whole thing in RD's voice too.
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:icongrampagort:
grampagort Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope the wording wasn't too far off what she would normally say :P
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:iconhermitstoopid:
Hermitstoopid Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I like drawing ponies.
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:iconzanefur:
ZaneFur Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
I'm not sure how I should respond to this for feedback. :v It's quite more than amazing, I can say that much.

still shipping FlutterDash nonetheless
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grampagort Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha I almost didn't see that! I'm more of a FlutterMac and DashFire brony myself, but I started of with FlutterDash as my fave! Ship whoever you like~ It's all love :3
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:iconzanefur:
ZaneFur Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
TwiPie is fairly canon, too.
You can't deny the evidence from Feeling Pinkie Keen and Lesson Zero.
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:icongrampagort:
grampagort Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how the artists are starting to throw in canon hints just for us :P Lyra and BonBon are getting more and more partner-y!
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:iconzanefur:
ZaneFur Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
It's only a matter of time until this show takes a turn for the worst and is moved to MTV.
I would watch it boat loads more if it did.
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:icongrampagort:
grampagort Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha Hasbro would be pretty upset!
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:iconzanefur:
ZaneFur Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Who cares? There'd be a lot of money being made there. :v
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grampagort Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true! I think they should embrace the adult scene a lot more. It fits right in to Hot Topic, Spencer's, and other such places. Whether they know about it or not, pony merch is being sold in stores :P
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