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Welcome & Etiquette


How do I join?
All you have to do is click the "Join This Group" button on the top of our page, applications are automatically accepted.

Can anyone join?
Yes! Anyone of any sexual orientation may join and anyone of any gender identity may join.

Can I submit art?
Yes, you must be a member to submit art unless you wish to submit it without your name attached. Please review the guidelines before you submit.


At daPride we try our best to allow oneself to express themselves with as little restrictions as possible. At the same time, in a somewhat conflicting goal, we try to protect the members as a whole from discrimination, prejudice and harassment to make a safe environment.

That said, we take more priority on making a safe environment due to the generally "unsafe" and everyday discriminatory nature that LGBT-etc people face in their lives, and we want to be at least one place where LGBT-etc people can come to be themselves without fear.

Your conduct on daPride journals, polls, front page, our gallery's comment section, Note system, and correspondence as well as personal contact (that is about daPride) to the administrators should avoid the following:
  • Homophobic, biphobic, heterophobic, transphobic, or otherwise discriminatory, bigoted or hateful comments directed to any sexual orientation or gender identity, even if it isn't directed to any user in particular.

  • Racist, sexist, and other hateful or discriminatory comments directed to all protected groups (disability, sex, marital status, etc) as well as statuses such as weight, sexual history, mental health, etc, even if it isn't directed to any user in particular.

  • Insults, i.e. "b*tch", keep them to yourself.

  • "Bigot", "homophobe", "queerphobe", "biphobe", "hateful", "ignorant", etc. Keep your judgements and assumptions to yourself as it is too often we jump on the gun for these words. If you feel someone is posting homophobic/etc commentary notify an admin.

  • Stereotypes (presented in a clearly intended offensive manner), as an example, "lesbians just need to find the right man", "all gay men have AIDS", "asexuality is a disease", "bisexuals are sluts", "transgender people are mentally unwell", etc.

  • Excessively aggressive or harassing comments, or continuing to pursue contact after it is clear it is no longer wanted.

No exploiting :smoking: Don't do the following:
  • Sockpuppet.
  • Advertise a group that is not an affiliate.
  • Spam or flood the group.
  • Circumvent a block.

There is no specific consequence except for sockpuppeting and block circumventing which will always lead to a permanent block from the group. All other offenses are judged individually on their severity and have no set consequence and we have no set "strike system" -- consequences are either a warning, a temporary block or a permanent block.

Here's an update. Life, responsibilities, and general things about becoming all grown up happened. I sincerely hope y'all can forgive me!

I'm sure you have seen submissions in your dA home page from this group and that makes me so happy that we're finally sending you updates on all the LGBTQIA art and artists that come our way!

So, start submitting your ART and we'll deliver it to all our watchers! That was the last exclamation point, I swear.

I would like to finish this section of the journal, by asking you all what you'd like to see here? Would y'all like maybe a Letter a Week deal? Where we encourage art that features each letter of the LGBTQIA spectrum? I also though about Ace Week, which is a part of the community that is usually overlooked and ignored. Also maybe feature artists and present their stories here. Or journal-base "workshops" on pronouns! All these could start with simple journal entries from our part but are amazing when it comes to starting healthy open and respectful conversations!

Leave your comments and suggestions below! (I lied. There were plenty more exclamation points left)

(shameless self-promotion time: UkeAgent21 on Tumblr Twitter and Insta)

Also, we're going through applications that have already been submitted but the spots are still OPEN! (for a bit more)

Our Gallery Moderator's (GMs) main job is to, well, moderate the galleries. They vote on submissions, migrate older deviations, make sure everything is in the right category and enforce gallery rules. They reply to group notes as well.</b>

Because they deal with "customer service" unlike the other positions they also can enforce our etiquette rules; they may also participate in art, writing, CSS, contest-creating, etc. They are a bit of a "general moderator" really. But their duty is the galleries.


    Someone who is active, on every few days at least and spending some of it helping us out (voting on pieces, answering notes, looking for great LGBT art to submit).
    Someone who is very polite and friendly even when confronted with an aggravating person, willing to communicate with members and not afraid to tell a person to resubmit to a category or tell them why a piece was denied (and such things).
    Someone who will review the galleries unbiased; they will vote using our expectations, not their own.
    Someone who is a part of the LGBTQIAP-etc community and not just a sympathizer.
    Someone who has been with daPride for a while.
    Someone who has good grammar and spelling, and has good attention to detail; should be able to pick up if a piece is submitted to the wrong category, in example.
    Someone who knows deviantART's policies well.
    Someone who knows their way around the group system already.
    Someone who is 18 or above in age.

Need not apply

    Someone who is 15 and under.
    Someone who hasn't been on dA longer than half a year.

Application form

Please remember fill in this application via note to daPride, titled "Staff Application for Gallery Moderator".

Please tell us a bit about yourself in addition to the below form, and why you are applying to become a moderator. Let us know if you have any previous experience moderating, and if so, who for, for how long, and why did you leave the team if you have.

    How you fit into the LGBTQIAP community:
    How long have you been with deviantART:
    How long you have been with daPride:
    Do you fit the expectations we posted? If not, which ones don't you fit?
    Why should you be moderator?  
   Facebook or other social media profile link (recommended):
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mnighty Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
thank u for accepting request
CecePeniston Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
What's going on? Is the group dead or what?!
UkeAgent21 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We're alive -_-' just disappeared for a bit due to life, responsibilities, and general adulting. 
CecePeniston Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
Ah ok;-) I hope everything's all right now
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