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Born This Way by Kweh-chan Born This Way by Kweh-chan
In honour of Spirit Day 2012!

I've always thought Rune Haako was depicted, or suggested, as being gay. There's something about his grace, his mannerisms, his whole persona...and I love it! And I love how his ROTS robes are perfect for Spirit Day! 8D

I'm not homosexual (I'm actually asexual 8D), but I'm wholeheartedly in support of LGBTQ rights! For me, love is love, no matter what gender or sex it takes, and no one deserves to be discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.

I actually don't believe Neimoidians would find homosexuality such a taboo or unusual thing (for reasons it would take me too long to explain...ask in the comments if you want), and I don't see why, in the past few centuries, it's become such an unspeakable thing here on Earth. If we can put a robot and an HD camera on Mars, then why can't we incorporate homosexuality equally into our society.

-rant off; being gay (or bi, or pan, or hetero, or ace, etc) is awesome, and Neimoidians are cute! 8D-
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Chinesegal Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Why do you think neimoidians would accept homosexuality?
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm just going to copypaste from below, to save me writing it :)

First off, let's all agree that a very large part of the reason homosexuality is frowned upon on so much of Earth is because of religion. I'm not bashing it, in any way, I'm a Christian myself, but it's an undeniable fact that some of the worst things in history have been done for religious reasons. That's why I said "in the past few centuries;" historically speaking, homosexuality was actually considered a norm in places such as ancient China, and even sacred in certain Native American and African tribes. Neimoidians are not the most religious of beings to begin with and, by that fact, wouldn't have found any impediments from religion, particularly those which have swayed our own views. 

Secondly, if wealth and prominence is born from involvement with another, why, in Neimoidian terms, should that be a bad thing? 

Thirdly, one can deduce that a successful Neimoidian would probably have a successful mating history and/or successful partners...regardless of sex or gender. I will admit that I don't think homosexual relationships would be flaunted (but Neimoidians are not emotional, anyway...they regard the display of emotion as a weakness(truefax)), nor would they be quite as common as heterosexual relationships, simply by design; however, I don't think Neimoidians would frown upon them, nor would there be any legal restrictions or punishments for homosexual activity. Basically...they don't care if you're gay or straight...it's basically a don't ask, don't tell situation for all.

Homosexuality is a perfectly natural thing...it's recorded in hundreds of animal species: all species of higher primates (including humans), many bird species, many mammal species, and even reptile species. There is actually a species of lizard that is almost entirely comprised of females, and in order to mate and reproduce, one female will assume the role of the male, and simulate mating with another female. So I think that would carry through Neimoidian history, culture, and development, without much of that which hindered the development of human sexuality. Marriage between Neimoidians would be like a contract...it's not a "male and female" thing, and I believe that the grub hatchery system would actually allow for same-sex couples to even adopt children (being the weaker survivors of other clutches, who were given up; I think before becoming property of the state the government or hatchery system would first attempt to auction them off to other families). 
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JediBith Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I never suspected a thing, I think there's a difference between being nice and polite and being gay.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I agree entirely; however, there's much more to him than whatever I've put here, simply because with everything I've found and deduced over the years, it would take too long to explain.
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Darkinyron Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww he looks so peaceful! :D

I don't think he's gay. In the movies he struck me as just an older wise guy with a limp and I never really got any thoughts popping into my head about his sexuality. If anything he kind of struck me as one of those types that really isn't concerned with sex because he's busy.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!

I think there's just something about him that just gives it away. I agree, he doesn't seem too horribly concerned with such activity, whatever his sexuality; however, in all my research, I may have actually found canon evidence supporting it.
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Darkinyron Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Where from? I haven't encountered it; I'd be interesting in looking at it.
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Official fact files, novels, body language analysis, deduction, etc.
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Azleah44 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for your support!
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Kweh-chan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! 8D
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