Monthly Archives: January 2013

Link roundup: Asexuality at Creating Change 2013

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF) held its Creating Change conference on January 24-27.  There was a panel called “Asexual Voices”, and an “Asexy & Allies” caucus following.  Here is a collection of links relating to the asexual … Continue reading

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January 29 Open Thread

I’m running the open thread this week, so I choose the image, and there’s nothing you can do about it.  This is an origami cube I folded.

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My experience at Creating Change

Creating Change is the big annual conference held by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.  Creating Change 2013 was held last weekend in Atlanta, Georgia.  I had the opportunity to attend and be on a panel called “Asexual Voices”. … Continue reading

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Linkspam: January 25th, 2013

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! The final day to submit to this month’s Carnival of Aces is … Continue reading

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Visualizing demisexuality

Apparently some people are still having trouble grasping the concept of demisexuality as a sexual orientation.  I was trying to come up with a way to explain how demisexuality could be a sexual orientation, when it suddenly struck me!  Figures! … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: January 22nd, 2013

Apologies for the unintended hiatus. This is the Question of the Week, a way to stimulate conversation.  It occurs every other Tuesday. As a follow-up to September 4th’s question, what’s your favorite way to spend a cold evening? (Please feel … Continue reading

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Linkspam: January 18th, 2013

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! Queering Asexuality says sex can mean many different things. Oldy but goldy … Continue reading

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What does it mean to say asexuals are queer?

Perhaps inspired by the Vice article, there has been some renewed interest in the question “Are asexuals queer?”  My answer to this question has slowly developed over time, from “Yes, obviously!” to “Let’s think a moment what that question even … Continue reading

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Nonsexual relationships for sex-repulsed or celibate aces

(This is my submission to the January Carnival of Aces, which is on the topic of nontraditional relationships and polyamory.  You too can submit!) I see a lot of posts from sex-repulsed young aces who are scared that, because they are … Continue reading

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The Freedom Not To Be Sexual

When I’m talking about asexuality, I love to say that it complicates things. And I mean it as a compliment. The idea that asexuality forces us to rethink some of our most basic assumptions about sexuality is a real delight … Continue reading

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