Tag Archives: LGBTIQQAA

A bit on internalized stigma and the duties of asexuals

[TW for discussion of identity policing and anti-ace attitudes] “Too bad Internet Asexuals have such a shitty track record when it comes to analyzing the cultural context that their movement exists in, otherwise they might have something to say about … Continue reading

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In Which I am Amused; also, puppets

It all started when I came across a self-identified LGBTQ ally on tumblr decrying the possible marriage of Bert & Ernie… [TW for heterosexism and stereotyping asexuals] “I am all for gay rights, equality, and teaching children tolerance & acceptance. … Continue reading

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I think I’m sick of the concept of privilege

I’m sick of the word privilege. It’s turned from something that was supposed to help us to quickly illuminate the differences between a non-privileged group and a privileged group. If you’re from a non-privileged group you know the differences. You … Continue reading

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It’s Cold Out Here in the Rain

Why do some asexuals want the label “queer” for themselves in the first place? Well there are so, so many possible reasons and motivations for that that if I tried to examine them all I’d be here all night (you … Continue reading

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My Ace Realization and Coming Out to the World

Coming out. When people hear that phrase, they think of an action that happens all at once. A momentous, emotionally-charged revelation to friends and family. For some of us, gay, bi, pan, or asexual, it just doesn’t happen that way. … Continue reading

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Active Asexuality

Repeat your Aceness. What does that mean? I mean that once you tell people you are asexual, don’t let it rest! After I began coming out as asexual, I noticed in myself a hesitancy to comment on it in further … Continue reading

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Asexuality, Oppression, and Placement

Asexuality seems to be the perpetual oddball when it comes to placing (a) & sexual orientations on a spectrum or scale. Are asexuals straight or queer? Neither? Both? Some are straight and others are queer? Where do we put these … Continue reading

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