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3 Ways Ace and Aro Advocates Built Inclusion at Creating Change
For years, an ever-growing group of ace and aro advocates have building inclusive and educational spaces at the Creating Change conference.
This is What Asexual Looks Like
When I publicly came out as asexual, I received a lot of support and encouragement, but I also encountered many people who found my identity difficult to believe.
The 2018 Ace Community Survey is now open!
It’s that time of year again - we are now recruiting participants for the Ace Community Survey! The Ace Community Survey, run by the Ace Community Survey Team, collects valuable information on the…
Introducing Aces & Aros
Connect with local communities, find resources, and get involved with the movement!
Bay Area asexuals organize to build supportive community
Starting with internet forums and social media, Bay Area asexuals have built a community where they can dispel misconceptions about their sexual orientation and support one another.
Ace and Aro Hospitality Suite is Official at Creating Change 2019
On May 25th, 2017, thirteen asexual activists sent an email petition to Andy Garcia, the Creating Change 2019 conference director,…
Existing and Defying Stereotypes as an A-spec Disabled Person
To be a good representative for both communities, should I hide that I am disabled, or should I hide that I’m on the asexual/aromantic spectrum?
Creating Ace Space in the Media
We should not be bombarded with messaging that tells us that we are missing a prerequisite to fulfillment and life satisfaction, and that there is something defunct within us.
What It's Actually Like To Come Out As Asexual | MTV UK
Writer Amelia Ace shares her experience...
Making space for aces at Pride
Last weekend, I marched down the cheering streets of San Francisco Pride with other members of the local asexual community
The Tumblr bloggers building a canon of asexual history
Academics have long ignored the history of asexuality, so online communities are stepping in.
3 YA Writers Tell Us Why They Wrote Books With Asexual Protagonists
As soon as the calendar pages swish to June, it feels like a collective voice erupts, shouting, "It's PRIDE, baby!" For those who identify as the "A" of the LGBTQA spectrum — A for "asexual" and "aromantic" — there is an extreme lack of visibility…
Marriage at Ferndale Pride Boosts Visibility of Asexual Community
The couple’s marriage at the event’s main stage fittingly kickstarted the 2018 festival with a message of love and support
The Political Provocations of Asexuality | JSTOR Daily
When forms of female sexual expression are seen as either advancing or harming a larger political project, this immediately casts asexuality in a bad light.
Asexuality is still hugely misunderstood. TV is slowly changing that.
TV is gradually making room for more asexual characters — but few shows are up to the challenge.
Examining the Whiteness of the Ace Community
Although ace visibility is changing, whiteness still dominates the community.
NYC Local Law Amends Definition of Sexual Orientation and Gender
New definition takes broader view and offers more nuanced definition that recognizes a spectrum of sexual orientations, including asexuality and pansexuality
Asexual Authors Speak Out About Representation In Fiction
For a long time, I believed Lai — the main character in my debut YA fantasy novella, Keeper of the Dawn — had no interest in romance. She was too focused on trying to build a life that matched her…
The truth about identifying as asexual in the Midwest
Kayla Fields was the school prude of Bedford North Lawrence High School. She dated a handful of boys who pursued her, but the relationships never lasted more than a week. It wasn’t that she didn’t…
‘Special Snowflake’ My Ass: Why Identity Labels Matter
So when, after scrolling on Facebook for entirely too long the other day, I saw an article on graysexuality, I happily clicked the link. (Graysexuality is an asexual-spectrum orientation that…
‘There’s someone else just like you’: inside India’s asexuality networks
When Naqshpa* was a teenager, her friends swooned over Hrithik Roshan’s toned muscles and papered their walls with posters of Rahul Dravid. Meanwhile, they called Naqshpa a ‘kid’ because she didn’t…
4 Ways to Promote Positive Asexual Media Representation
No matter whether it’s a work of fiction, an interview, a film, a podcast, or a television show, we don’t get a lot of favourable or accurate media representation. Also, work done by ace creators isn’t well-recognized.
Reporting Back from Creating Change
January 20th – 24th marked the 29th annual Creating Change, a national conference for LGBTQ+ leaders, activists, and organizers across the United States
The Battle For LGBT Inclusion
This is the fifth part of a six-part series on asexuality, in which we explore the history of the asexual movement, uncover current research on asexuality, debunk common misconceptions and discuss the...