YOOOOU HAVE A MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK AVATAR.
Thanks for the gigglesnorts; that’s what we’re here for. STAY AWESOME!
Four cakes for you!
WE SHALL FORM AN ORDERLY LINE, plenty of hugs, cakes and pies to go around!
It’s not necessary to hang on the coattails of LGBT organisations. Of course, liasons with organisations like the Trevor project are immensely useful and important - but our dream shouldn’t always be to try to be LGBTA, that’s not the only option out there for us.
I was at London pride, and due to certain events, I haven’t really been able to appreciate the experience until now. I met David Jay, I handed out flyers, I handed out condoms (they went like candy), we walked with signs, I had my picture taken by a lady from France because I had the sign that was written in French, and I apologised profusely for being only mediocre at the language …
But when I was handing out flyers, leaflets that explain who we are and what we are (it wasn’t perfect, but it was pretty good), y’know what I heard? Whispers of “asexual?” and “asexuality?” trailed behind our group, people were reading those flyers, and it was magical, having our orientation on the tongues of so many people.
I had people thank me for giving them flyers, because they’d just read the article in the newspaper about Michael the day before, and they wanted to know more, they were really curious.
I met some great aces as well, Melanie and Sassy and Michael and Ithaca and Nigel and so. many. people.
You don’t have to feel like you’re alone, because you’re not. And you don’t have to think we’ll always be invisible - we’re growing, we’re getting known, and it’s beautiful. Bad things happen, like that House episode, and we get a lot of haters in the tumblr tags, but. Really.
We won’t be invisible forever.
Uhg, I know what you mean. Some times I just browse the cake tag and try to imagine what all the cakes would smell like if my screen was scratch and sniff.
I have been identifying myself as asexual since I found the term, which was approximately 4 years ago. I have always felt the way I feel and wish I could have discovered the community sooner. Having the vocabulary to describe my experiences along with the stories of others like me is incredibly valuable. <3
I believe people are asexual for the same reasons people are straight.
There is a broad spectrum of sexual diversity, many different orientations. Some are more commonly known than others. Asexuality is still relatively unknown so it might be rare to hear someone say it- that doesn’t mean there aren’t people out there who would identify as such; they may just lack the term for what they feel!
Amusingly enough, I can count on one hand how many people have told me they’re straight :D