Linkspam: January 13th, 2017

Every Friday, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!

Ace Blogging

Coyote wrote about Tiered Straightness Theory.

Sennkestra wrote about the history of A in the Western Regional LGBTQIA Conference’s acronym.  She offered more thoughts on “a is for ally” on tumblr.

teatime-brutality offered a timeline of asexuality appearing in the Archie comics.

Ace Community Activity

The new issue of AVENues was released.

News & Outreach

Vice responded to the study on asexual fantasies by interviewing several ace people.

A Big Brother celebrity known for exhibitionism said he’s “on the verge of being asexual”.  Reported by Gay Times.

The Daily Dot ran an article on demisexuality.

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Question of the Week: January 10th, 2017

What is your relationship with platitudes about love?

I may be giving away my own opinion by using the rather pejorative word “platitude” in the question.  I don’t much care for aphorisms in general, and am prejudiced to believe each and every one of them is wrong.  But platitudes about love have a special place in my heart as being particularly awful.  Like the saying that LGBT rights are all about LOVE.

And the worst thing about them is I can’t question them without outing myself as a curmudgeon.  It’s a lot like interrupting someone’s prayer to say how much I dislike prayer.

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Ace Tropes: Model Queer Interactions

This is part of a series on tropes in webcomics with ace characters. To link or follow this series, please use the “ace webcomic tropes” tag on this blog.

When you see queer characters, would you rather see them encounter queer-related problems, or would you rather have a moment to forget about all those problems?

Many queer webcomics clearly follow the philosophy of escapism, and as a result you can find many very positive interactions with queer people. Like, unrealistically positive. It’s as if everyone involved is fully trained in queer etiquette, and well-practiced too. Everyone uses correct pronouns or quickly corrects themselves, nobody makes a federal issue out of any orientation, and people politely listen about anything they didn’t previously understand. Continue reading

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Linkspam: January 6th, 2017

Every Friday, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!

Ace Blogging

Sara is continuing her reviews of ace fiction with reviews of works published by Smashwords.

historicallyace will be no-platforming people who say aros and aces don’t belong in LGBT communities.

Calls for Participants/Submissions

There’s a study looking for sexual minority women from the baby boom generation.

AVEN is looking for people planning on attending WorldPride in Madrid this June.

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Carnival of Aces: Asexuality and Privacy

The Carnival of Aces for December has just been posted on A3.  The theme was “Asexuality and Privacy“.  Please take a look!

The next Carnival of Aces is being hosted by Ace Advice.  The theme for January is “Many Ways to be Ace”.  Get your submissions in before the end of the month!

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Linkspam: December 30th, 2016

Every Friday, we will share links to news, blogs, and anything else we find interesting.  We can’t catch everything, so you are invited to self-promote in the comments!

Ace Blogging

Kotaline Jones made a comic on being an aromantic asexual.

News & Outreach

Your Tango ran an article about asexuality.

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Question of the Week: December 27th, 2016

How are you spending your holiday time?

My family is going on some sort of vacation to a nearby city.  And by family, I mean my extended family.  There might be over 20 of us?  I really don’t know how that’s going to work out.  My boyfriend doesn’t like the idea.

Anyway, for the rest of my vacation, I expect there to be a lot of board games.  (I say “expect” because I wrote this QoTW ahead of time.)  Lots and lots.  We will play board games nonstop if we can get away with it.  Oh, there might be a jigsaw puzzle somewhere in the middle.  And I’ve started working on my novel again recently.  But truly, board games are where my heart’s at.

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