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Rob Tisinai

June 24th, 2013

gradient_equalIn anticipation of the SCOTUS ruling, I made a small improvement to the Equality graphic people are using as a profile pic. We’re gay, we should have more flair. Feel free to steal it.



June 24th, 2013 | LINK

It would mean associating with a symbol associated more with the HRC then with actual equality. No thanks.

June 24th, 2013 | LINK

I don’t mean to offend, but simply speaking from the point of view of design, that thing is hideous.

Also, I’m sure many people disagree with the “we’re gay, we should have more flair”… the “should” is inappropriate. Being gay has nothing to do with flair, and neither, for that matter, does marriage equality.

Priya Lynn
June 24th, 2013 | LINK

I on the other hand think its great.

Lindoro Almaviva
June 25th, 2013 | LINK

Would you queens get off your high pure bred Arabian horses for one moment and join the fun? And we criticize people for being tight.

As for the HRC connection; I can see that, but that meme took a live of its own and it now belongs to the world.

Can we have a bigger one please?

June 25th, 2013 | LINK

I like the drab one for the intended purpose – it says “I’m only using this because I have to”. It says I’m pissed off.

This one says “I’m fabulous”. It’s pretty. It’s not an icon one keeps up in protest, it’s one that ya keep around cuz it’s sparkly.

I don’t need sparkly. I don’t need fabulous. (although I am both, on my own time). I do need to marry my husband after 14 years, and I need my government to recognize our relationship. Until then, they can look at the ugly ass “=” sign. Because being unequal isn’t pretty. And it’s definitely not fabulous.

Tell you what – I’ll fly your hot little number when the SCOTUS does what they oughta… :) Keep it up!

June 25th, 2013 | LINK

I like this rainbow variation.

I’ve always been one for color overload ;)

June 25th, 2013 | LINK


Eddie Moris
June 25th, 2013 | LINK

Love it and will use it. Thanks.

Richard Rush
June 25th, 2013 | LINK

The significance of Rob’s revised design is that it communicates more information to a (hopefully) wider audience while remaining simple. (But, personally, I would consider changing the red background to a neutral color.)

For years we’ve seen HRC’s “equal” logo on car bumpers, for example. But it only served as a private inside communication among gay people – kind of like the old handkerchief-code among gay men. I don’t think the general population had (or has) a clue. Perhaps the logo was intentionally “closeted.”

So, Rob’s improvement is a more “out” graphic that should spontaneously register with many more people.

Good job, Rob.

Priya Lynn
June 25th, 2013 | LINK

Richard wins the thread.

June 25th, 2013 | LINK

I have spent several hours now analyzing this image from every possible perspective.

Some might say, perhaps rightly, I have overanalyzed it.

My conclusion, and I am resolute about this, is:

Works for me!

June 25th, 2013 | LINK

I changed my icon last night.

Mens sana
June 25th, 2013 | LINK

Thank you for the graphic: stolen and saved.

The Lauderdale
June 25th, 2013 | LINK

Is it so little known? I’ve seen it used very widely in the past year especially, only in blue and yellow instead.

I actually think this rainbow equal sign would be very pretty against a transparent background.

June 26th, 2013 | LINK

Guess what just went up post-decision, baby…

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