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This thread is split from the 2021 thread. It is for any story related to asexuality which might not deserve its own thread.


Quasar.w

Moderator of World Watch and the Alternate Language Forum

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A blog from the Royal College of Physicians library published as part of LGBT+ History Month looks at an 1886 book in their historical collection, Psychopathia sexualis with especial reference to contrary sexual instinct: a medico-legal study.

 

Brief mention of asexuality in the blog:

 

The descriptions of people who today might describe themselves as having a range of sexual and gender identities (such as gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, intersex, trans and others) seem crude, reductive and insulting.

 

Full blog here: https://history.rcplondon.ac.uk/blog/sheltered-laymans-eyes-sex-rcp-library

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Asexuality is mentioned in a post about LGBT+ history month on metro.co.uk:

https://metro.co.uk/2021/02/01/lgbt-history-month-when-did-it-begin-and-what-is-the-2021-theme-13998635/

 

Basically, they explain the acronym "LGBTQIA" and go into a bit more detail about Q, I and A. The definition for asexuality is however... not that good: "Anyone who identifies as asexual will not experience sexual arousal at all." So leaving out any grey area and making it about arousal which I've never heard before and find kind of odd... But hey, we're acknowledged to exist!?🙃

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Another two acknowledgements of the A standing for asexual in a post about LGBT+ history month!

(yes I'm happy about the little things)

 

https://www.post-gazette.com/local/city/2021/02/08/Appointees-Pittsburgh-new-LGBTQIA-commission-introduced-to-City-Council-Tuesday/stories/202102080080

 

It also features one definition of asexuality. The three comments so far are however... mean, sadly.

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/19071829.lgbt-history-month---can-take-part/

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Asexuality is mentioned briefly in this clip about Pride from a Joe Lycett show (around eight minutes in):

 

 

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This alphabet song was linked on a LGBTQ+ subreddit and while it does not mention sexualities, P is now for Pride and the ace flag is shown along with a bunch of others.

 

 

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HairyFace
On 2/9/2021 at 6:40 AM, Quasar.w said:

The three comments so far are however... mean, sadly.

Never read the comments. Absolutely never.

 

 

On 2/2/2021 at 4:31 AM, Quasar.w said:

Basically, they explain the acronym "LGBTQIA" and go into a bit more detail about Q, I and A. The definition for asexuality is however... not that good: "Anyone who identifies as asexual will not experience sexual arousal at all." So leaving out any grey area and making it about arousal which I've never heard before and find kind of odd... But hey, we're acknowledged to exist!?

One step forward and one step backward.

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Asexuality gets a mention in BBC Radio 4’s  lastest Word of Mouth programme. This episode is called ‘LGBTQIA+ slang’, and it’s available as a podcast.

 

Also, in case anyone’s interested, Oban Pride has been doing livestreams for LGBT History Month. Last week they looked at flags; today they looked at language. Both times, they’ve included asexuality, which has warmed the cockles of my heart. If interested, the livestreams are on Oban Pride’s website:  https://www.obanpride.com 

 

 

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spooky_moss

There's a group on facebook called "Plans to create and worship our leviathon lobster god". The group is lgbtqia+ friendly (when there are homophobes, they get kicked out quickly), and one member has done a series of lobster ornaments painted as pride flags. The same member made a post yesterday for International Asexuality Day featuring their ace, aro, demiromantic and demisexual lobster ornaments! Yes this is pretty niche, but it is a public fb group so you could probably find the post if you wanted.

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One day recognition by google! 🙂 Google is celebrating Frank Kameny today. Within the stuff that comes down from the top of your screen is an asexual flag, and lots of others. 😊 https://www.google.com/search?q=Frank+Kameny&oi=ddle&ct=144866279&hl=en-GB&source=doodle-ntp&ved=0ahUKEwjrgrDL9PjwAhWIyoUKHZ5eBUMQPQgB

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3 hours ago, Acing It said:

One day recognition by google! 🙂 Google is celebrating Frank Kameny today. Within the stuff that comes down from the top of your screen is an asexual flag, and lots of others. 😊 https://www.google.com/search?q=Frank+Kameny&oi=ddle&ct=144866279&hl=en-GB&source=doodle-ntp&ved=0ahUKEwjrgrDL9PjwAhWIyoUKHZ5eBUMQPQgB

I spent so much time both last night & this morning pressing the little heart to replay that animation. I don't know why, but it's just so satisfying. xD

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Acing It
25 minutes ago, Barbio said:

I spent so much time both last night & this morning pressing the little heart to replay that animation. I don't know why, but it's just so satisfying. xD

So did I a couple of times 🙂

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This thread is such a time waster....

 

 

 

... I've been watching Joe Lycett vids for the past hour or so 🤣

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