Restored Carnival of Aces: “Obstacles”

The Carnival of Aces has been around for many years, and some of the blogs that have hosted carnivals have gone defunct.  In some cases, I find the carnivals archived on the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine, and I mirror them here for easy access.

May 2014: “Obstacles“, originally hosted by LGBTeen.


We’d like to thank everyone who submitted pieces for our “Obstacles” theme in this month’s Carnival of Aces! In case you missed it, here’s a brief recap:

Queenie wrote about visibility, queerness, and the asexual identity.

Giovanni shared a play with us about their experiences in coming out and the reactions they received. (Trigger warning: discussions of corrective rape, threats, and violence.)

Laura submitted a piece about islamaphobia, asexuality, and taking part in pride.

Sara K. talked about difficulties in finding a close companionship as an aro-ace.

Something Queer to Read wrote about a lack of obstacles in asexuality.

Pegasus wrote about asexuality and sexual expectations.

Luvtheheaven reflected on being involved in fandoms without experiencing sexual attraction.

You all did a wonderful job!


Blogs that host the carnivals aren’t the only ones that go defunct. Sometimes the carnival submissions have been removed. Although some of these may be found through Internet Archive, I have omitted them on the theory that the authors opted to remove them from our archives.

About Siggy

Siggy is an ace activist based in the U.S. He is gay gray-A, and has a Ph.D. in physics. He has another blog where he also talks about math, philosophy, godlessness, and social criticism. His other hobbies include board games and origami.
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