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Deal With It by tohdaryl Deal With It by tohdaryl
Day 30 Challenge (finale): Something you’d like to share with your followers or friends.

I'm tired of hiding behind masks. I'm tired of being in fear all the time.

Nobody should be discriminated or judged because of their sexuality. Nobody should be judged at all in the first place. If one should be judged, it would be the deeds of their actions, the work and support they contribute to society and the legacy they leave behind for future generations that could benefit from it.

So judge me as an artist, on my talent, on my profession, and the work I do. Not because of my sexuality.

Thank you, to all my friends, followers, fans, people who love my work and what I do. You are my reason to continue what I’m doing till now. Love you all and please love one another.

Daryl Toh Liem Zhan
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tzucin929 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I admire you man.
You have my support!
JohnyBlades Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Glad to see the mask off. You have my full support. :)
MercysWrath Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:) im very glad your open. And your artwork is beautiful :)
emZosmiLes Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I have the up most respect for you, fellow artist.
RoxasRockLobster Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am so glad you are so comfortable with yourself. <3 We still all love you just the same.
Not gonna lie part of me died abit though, I was like, "NOOOOO HE IS GAY! FOREVER ALONE!"
Not that I had a chance in the first place. xD lol <3
sameus-dray Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome in the dark side of the rainbow ! You're work is amazing ! I aprove ♥
KemonoApocalypse Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh hey! You're gay! That's kinda neat that you came out to us like this, good on ya.
+10 Respect for you, if people don't like it they can kiss your ass. Haha.
Patchumli Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is perfect
astral-ursus Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student General Artist
you were already inspiring me with your amazing artwork, but to see someone so successful and strong enough to come from behind their mask makes me wanna toss mine off right away. thank you so much for sharing.
FrozenFlower95 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
There is absolutely nothing wrong with being gay. Your art is still your art, you are still the same artist that I respect and started following years ago. I applaud you for sharing something that must have taken a lot of courage to admit. Don't feel any shame in being gay, Takeru-san. :)
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