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What is a symbol showing support for Gay Rights that makes it clear I am a straight supporter?

There's actually a flag already designed specifically for straight allies: The black and white stripes show that you're cisgender and heterosexual, and the rainbow in the "A" shape shows ...
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What is a symbol showing support for Gay Rights that makes it clear I am a straight supporter?

I think the rainbow flag / pride flag is still your best bet. I have seen it used by lots of people, LGBTQ and straight/cis alike. Especially during campaigns like proposition 8 for marriage equality, ...
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What is a symbol showing support for Gay Rights that makes it clear I am a straight supporter?

The Human Rights Campaign Logo The Human Rights Campaign is an LGBT activism group based in the US. They use a yellow equals sign against a blue background as their logo which is often displayed to ...
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What is a symbol showing support for Gay Rights that makes it clear I am a straight supporter?

Interesting topic, inclusive as a graphic design issue. Here are my two cents. There are several aspects, Imho 3 aspects to the specific case and 3 aside the issue. What needs to be included. Gay ...
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What symbols have been used to represent planets (in the solar system, or other)

All of the planets, as well as the sun and the moon, have symbols .... https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/680/solar-system-symbols/ In fact, some planets have multiple symbols, depending on ...
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What is the best Icon to use for an item's state of: "I need to borrow" and "I already have it"?

If you want the icons to stay as uniform as possible, I'd suggest sticking with the same shape language throughout. The idea here is that using the same shape unifies this icon set and makes it ...
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What generic icon could be used to symbolize a brand (McDonalds, Apple, etc..)?

I'd recommend not using a star, as stars are very often used for "favourites" lists or to mark the current content as a favourite. It sounds like you're trying to create something that looks like a ...
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What icons can represent the concept of "already purchased"?

As promised: One idea is to use a bag with a checkmark on it. This conveys both the 'buy' context and the 'OK' message. For use online you could even use an SVG, or a combined Icon Font icon. ...
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What icons can represent the concept of "already purchased"?

I mean from a UX standpoint I'd rather just not see the Product at all unless I enter some section for "Already Purchased." Or have it "grayed out" in some fashion. However for icon as requested I ...
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How to document a double click?

This is the exact way that Luke Wroblewski indicated single tap and double tap with his gesture icons: These have become de-facto standards in UX wireframes, but can't say if they'd be intuitive to ...
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What is the best Icon to use for an item's state of: "I need to borrow" and "I already have it"?

Borrow Arrow pointing to a hand Have an arrow pointing to a hand, this idea is you getting something. Have I think using a green checkmark would work well for this. I think the idea of checking ...
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What is a symbol showing support for Gay Rights that makes it clear I am a straight supporter?

Initially my thought was the Rainbow Flag stood for each kind of sexuality out there, when in fact it does not. The rainbow flag was designed by Gilbert Baker, a friend of the gay rights activist ...
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Icon representing juniors, age 7-15

In my opinion. Forget the option 1. It is for toddlers. I thought Junior as a son that have the same name as the father. Posible terms, kid, minor, child, under 15... For the icon, probably a head ...
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What can be done to avoid your design having a second meaning?

Well for the native languages, there's little that can be done to overcome everyone individual perception. I don't see any "female reproduction" in this site's logo. That's merely your perception ...
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Is it our task to teach people new scientific discoveries?

No, unless the work is for a scientific or technical publication. In that case, it would be accompanied by explanatory text, which a usual design would not. Since we're not going to be around to ...
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What generic icon could be used to symbolize a brand (McDonalds, Apple, etc..)?

Of course, you could always use an image of an actual branding iron (there some good ones on the internet which could be adapted for use as an icon). After all, the modern day "brand" came to us from ...
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What Icon Can Be Used to Represent "Attributes"?

I think what you are after, are some way of indicating "more, unspecific information". As @Cakey points out, not everything in the world needs an icon, so maybe some indication of editing might work ...
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How to document a double click?

The problem is that the mouse cursor itself isn't an action. The action that you're trying to indicate is pushing the physical button on the mouse. For keyboard actions, it's common practice to use ...
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How can I elegantly represent Gravity?

Going with line art, here are some examples that follow the same style. One idea that uses movement is showing the direction of gravity towards a surface. Another idea is to show an object slowly ...
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Icon for ‘backwards compatible’?

So I did some more thinking on this and here is what I have come up with: This focuses on the old and new platforms 'working' together, rather than 'communicating'.
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How can I visually represent and make a good contrast between Mechanical Stairs and fixed stairs?

A good icon for stairs with cogs or arrows pointing forward will be decriptive enough. I found the example below using google images.
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What can symbolize both beauty and relaxation?

Water is a good symbol to represent relaxation; The sound of the flows, rain, purifying and refreshing effects are all things that brings a lot of positive relaxing feelings. Then for beauty, I think ...
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Icon for "manual ping"

I think the best solution might be to not have a ping icon at all. I have an app that connects to a server (a computer) over bluetooth. Once the connection is made, there are chances that the ...
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What icons can represent the concept of "already purchased"?

I was thinking you write out the words "Purchased" or "Already Purchased". You could design a graphic or just use CSS to make the design. Example: https://jsfiddle.net/cnhkagp4/ You could make the ...
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What icons can represent the concept of "already purchased"?

How about the concept of dim the product and make the opacity about 50% in this way you will give the user the feeling of lost or something not exist in this way you can then mark it with small ...
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What icons can represent the concept of "already purchased"?

A gold coin with a green tick (possibly rotating)? Unlike dollar signs or other currency symbols, gold coins aren't confined to just the Mushroom Kingdom, they have been used almost everywhere at some ...
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Have any Unicode symbols reached archetype status for indicating good, bad, and neutral or winner, loser, and tie?

Universal symbols for positive (i.e., good): + (plus sign), ^ (up arrow) Universal symbols for negative (not good): - (minus sign), down arrow Also, filled and unfilled circles, along with color ...
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What is a suitable icon for nonspecific spirituality?

I really, really doubt there is an universal symbol because normally a symbol itself needs to include some specifics about the philosophy or content. But let's try to make one. I am trying to make ...
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What icons can represent the concept of "already purchased"?

torn receipt icon check mark with a dollar sign next to it the word purchased itself (as has been proposed before by AndrewH)
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Icon to represent smooth?

I've also seen an iron used for this kind of functionality
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